Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Scott Mansion ~ Charles Abner Scott



Marker ID: THC 1F 42
Location: 261 Scott Mansion Rd, Tellico Plains ,TN
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 35° 23.108    W 084° 17.291
  35.38513333    -84.28818333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Scott Mansion
Charles Abner Scott
— 1866 - 1930 —


Born in Johnson County, Tennessee, Charles A. Scott came to Tellico Plains ca. 1890 and was actively involved in its development. During his life, he sold off or donated vast amounts of his 15,000 acre holdings to expand the town. He recruited the Stokely Company and financed local schools. Scott’s progressive experimentation with lime fertilizer, crops and breeds of cattle influenced regional farming techniques. His Neo-Classical Revival mansion was erected from 1908-1912.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.