Tellico Iron Works

Tellico Iron Works located at the Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center at : 225 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN 37385

The nearby iron works, owned by Unionist Elisha Johnson, was seized by the Confederacy early in the war. When Gen. William T. Sherman’s Union soldiers marched into the area, Johnson was accused of supporting the Confederacy. Following a trial, Sherman spared his home but the iron works was destroyed in December 1863.