Tellico Plains, Tennessee

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Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 859 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Tellico Plains is located at 35°22′0″N 84°17′56″W / 35.366667°N 84.29889°W / 35.366667; -84.29889 (35.366575, -84.298955)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.0 km²), all of it land.

The town is located on the Tellico River near the location where the river emerges from the higher peaks of the Appalachian Mountains and into the less rugged Ridge-and-valley Appalachians.

History

Tellico Plains occupies the former site of the Cherokee town of Great Tellico, which was one of the more important towns of the Overhill Cherokee during the 18th century. Two important roads met at Great Tellico, the Trading Path and the Warrior Path (Duncan 2003:242).

During the 1840s Elisha Johnson, former Mayor of Rochester, built the Tellico River Mansion on his plantation in Tellico Plains, Tennessee and, with his brother and former Mayor of Buffalo Ebenezer Johnson, purchased the Tellico Iron and Manufacturing Company. During the American Civil War Union Army General William Sherman's soldiers destroyed the Tellico Iron Works but Sherman acquitted Johnson for his part in supplying the Confederate Army because of Johnson's northern birth and sympathies. Johnson then moved to Ithaca, New York where he died in 1866.[4]

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