Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Keystone Pottery

Marker ID: THC 1A 121
Location: on John Sevier Highway (Tennessee Route 107), Jonesborough, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 11.766    W 082° 28.928
  36.1961    -82.48213333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5Z2Y


Eighty yards south. German immigrant Charles F. Decker opened the Keystone Pottery in 1872. Kitchen and household ware were produced in large quantites. The Decker family also crafted a variety of unique and beautifully decorated grave markers, champer pots, chicken fountains, inkwells, and face jugs. Pottery laden wagons rolled to many points in Tennessee and surrounding states. This was a significant industry in Chucky valley for more than 30 years.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.