Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Early Gold Mining

Marker ID: THC 1F 18
Location: at the intersection of Tennessee Route 68 and Hot Water Road, Tellico Plains, TN
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 35° 15.528    W 084° 17.442
  35.2588    -84.2907
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Placer gold was discovered along Coker Creek in 1831. For a time there was feverish digging; $80,000 of Coker Creek gold was mined between 1831 and 1854. Since then there has been sporadic mining here.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.