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Calderwood, TennesseePhotos, maps and news from Calderwood, Tennessee.Updated November 1, 2018.

Calderwood was a community once located along the Little Tennessee River in Blount County, Tennessee, United States. Established in 1912 as a base for the Aluminum Company of America's Little Tennessee Valley hydroelectric development operations, the community continued to house construction personnel and dam maintenance personnel for nearby Calderwood Dam until the 1960s. Although the community's houses were razed after its abandonment, three buildings located in the community— the Calderwood Dam service building, the Calderwood School, and a Quonset hut used as a theater— were included in a supplementary listing for Calderwood Dam on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.Alcoa began developing the Little Tennessee Valley in 1909 to provide the ample amounts of electricity necessary to power its planned aluminum smelting operations in Blount County. Under the leadership of Alcoa engineer Isaac Glidden Calderwood (1871–1941), three dams— Cheoah (1919), Santeetlah (1928), and Calderwood (1930)— were completed in a remote section of the valley along the Tennessee-North Carolina border. The community of Calderwood was initially known as "Alcoa," but was renamed in I. G. Calderwood's honor after the company reapplied the name "Alcoa" to its main company town in northern Blount County.

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Gary's Outdoor Wanderings2: A GLIMPS OF THE TOWN OF CALDERWOOD. A GLIMPS OF THE TOWN OF CALDERWOOD.
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History of Calderwood, Tennessee - YouTube. History of Calderwood, Tennessee.
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Gary's Outdoor Wanderings2: A GLIMPS OF THE TOWN OF CALDERWOOD. I wish the rain would stop so I could get out of the truck. The property around the church is very well kept. I don't think the church is still in use ....
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Calderwood, TN – Traveling With Tammy. A view of the Little Tennessee River on the way to Calderwood ....
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East Tennessee Urbex--The Ghost Town of Calderwood(Part 1) - YouTube. East Tennessee Urbex--The Ghost Town of Calderwood(Part 1).
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Gary's Outdoor Wanderings2: A GLIMPS OF THE TOWN OF CALDERWOOD. And directly across the lake sat Scona Lodge, the place I call an untold fairy tale. Scona has been torn apart and destroyed, buried beneath the same earth ....
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Gary's Outdoor Wanderings2: A GLIMPS OF THE TOWN OF CALDERWOOD. What a pretty little church! It's the type of church where everybody knows everybody and your best friend sits next to you--------on both sides, ....
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Calderwood, Tennessee - Wikiwand. Calderwood Baptist Church.
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Calderwood, TN – Traveling With Tammy. Calderwood Baptist Church has seen better days. The back of the church has caved in..
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Gary's Outdoor Wanderings2: A GLIMPS OF THE TOWN OF CALDERWOOD. Note the sidewalk in the shot above. Seeing this sidewalk put validity into what I was doing here today. I was here to see where the pretty, ....
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Gary's Outdoor Wanderings2: A GLIMPS OF THE TOWN OF CALDERWOOD. Steps lead up a little hill from the street to--where? I immediately thought of all the footsteps that have used those steps, assisting folks up and down, ....
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East Tennessee Urbex--The Ghost Town of Calderwood(Part 3) - YouTube. East Tennessee Urbex--The Ghost Town of Calderwood(Part 3).
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Big Daddy Dave: Searching for Historical Places in East Tennessee (#2). The structure shown above is the former Calderwood Baptist Church. It was completed in 1954 and it's slowly becoming part of the surrounding forest..
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Chilhowee Dam. .
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Gary's Outdoor Wanderings2: A GLIMPS OF THE TOWN OF CALDERWOOD. Chilhowee Lake.
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1920s: Alcoa comes to East Tennessee. .
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Big Daddy Dave: Searching for Historical Places in East Tennessee (#2). Remaining signs of the town are otherwise limited to sections of sidewalk, steps which led to homes and a stray fire hydrant or two….
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Calderwood Dam - Wikiwand. Calderwood's powerhouse.
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Calderwood, TN – Traveling With Tammy. Calderwood Methodist Church.