Historic Markers Across Tennessee

White's Mill

Marker ID: THC 1E 29
Location: at the intersection of West Church Ave and State St, Knoxville, TN
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 35° 57.836    W 083° 54.953
  35.96393333    -83.91588333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


White's Mill

A small tub-mill on First Creek, nearby, for grinding corn, was the first industrial establishment in this region. It was built by Gen. James White in 1786. For this reason the infant settlement was called "White's Mill" as often as "White's Fort."

Tennessee Historical Commission.