This index lists the 893 individuals who served from Blount County during World War I. There were 768 soldiers in the Army, 35 of which were officers. There were 93 sailors in the Navy, 1 of which was an officer. There were 16 Marines in the Marine Corps. There were 16 fraudulent enlistments, discharges, dishonorable discharges, or desertions.
Rockford is situated on the Knoxville & Augusta Railroad and on Little River. It is a small village which grew up around a cotton factory established there about 1840.
Blount County Tennessee lies between the Tennessee River and the great Smoky Mountain, and south of Knox County. It has an area of about 470 square miles, one-sixth of which is mountain land. It is abundantly supplied with water and water power. The principal stream is Little River, which receives the waters of Crooked Creek, Pistol Creek, Nails Creek and Ellejoy. In the southern and western portions of the county are Abram, Nine Mile, Six Mile, Four Mile, Baker and Boyd Creeks. The mineral resources are abundant. In addition to iron and marble. silver and gold are found in paying …