Blythe’s Ferry
Georgetown

Blythe’s Ferry
Tennessee Highway 60 at Tennessee River Bridge

Directions: From junction of TN 58 and TN 60 near Georgetown, follow TN 60-W approximately 7 miles.

A company of the 5th Tennessee Infantry Regiment was stationed for over a year at the ferry to guard the mouth of the Hiwassee River. The war’s official records note a skirmish at Blythe’s Ferry on November 13, 1863. During an artillery duel on that date, Company A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery of the Union forces suffered one heavily wounded casualty. A great deal of corn was stored on Jolly’s Island adjacent to the ford which, since both sides were short of forage and flour, was highly desired by Union and Confederate armies alike.

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