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In response to a solicitation by the Environmental Planning Office, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), the author inspected the visible remains of the Earnest Mill Site adjacent to the Nolichucky River Bridge on SR 351 in Greene County, Tennessee. Site-specific historical documentation of the mill seat was also conducted. The purpose of the inspection and documentary research was to provide data pertinent to a determination of the potential for significant archaeological remains associated with a grist and flour mill site threatened by a TDOT bridge replacement project then in the planning stage. TDOT environmental planning reports on the bridge replacement project by Law (1991) and Carver (1991) provided some data on the Earnest Mill Site, but the mill was not the subject of a detailed historical treatment at this preliminary planning stage. The author was authorized on July 31 to conduct an inspection of the site, and was subsequently authorized on August 17 to conduct site-specific archival research on the mill. Inspection of the mill site near Chuckey took place on August 12, and primary historical data on the mill was collected in Greeneville on August 24 and 25.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Archaeology--Tennessee--Greene County; Antiquities; Archaeology; Greene County (Tenn.)--Antiquities
Greene County (Tenn.)
F443.G75 C686 1992
Council, R. Bruce, "Inspection and historical documentation of the Earnest Mill Site, Nolichucky River, State Rout 351, Greene County, Tennessee" (1992). Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology Reports. 61.