Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Shield's Paper Mill



Marker ID: THC 1B 31
Location: U.S. 25E, Hamblen County, south end of Cherokee Lake Bridge
County: Hamblen
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Waymark: None
 



Text:

A mile east, on Spring Creek, the Shields brothers established one of the first paper mills west of the Appalachian Divide, about 1820. Besides doing a large wholesale business, they had a printing press; two books published by them were a "Life of George Washington" and "Life as It Is." It closed about 1848.