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
Waymark: None


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.