Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Rice's Mill

Marker ID: THC 1B 16
Location: on Lee Hwy. (US 11W) at West Main Blvd., Church Hill, TN
County: Hawkins
Coordinates: N 36° 31.176    W 082° 44.685
  36.5196    -82.74475
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM57D4


On the site of this mill, Henry Rice built and fortified a mill in 1775. Here, in 1776, the settlers took refuge from warring Cherokee. In April, 1777, Capt. James Robertson and eight other pioneers had a fight with 30 or 40 Cherokee near here, in which Frederick Calvatt was scalped.

Tennessee Historical Commission