Abrams Creek (Tennessee)

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Abrams Creek

Abrams Creek is a creek in Blount County, Tennessee. Its headwaters are in Cades Cove, and it is a tributary of the Little Tennessee River.[1][2] It is named after the Chilhowee Cherokee chief Old Abraham ("Abram").[2] Visitors swim and fish in the creek.[3] The creek was deliberately poisoned in 1957 to kill fish in potential competition with rainbow trout; many fish species were extirpated from the river and have never recovered.[1]


  1. ^ a b John Peine; Samab Foundation (1998). Ecosystem Management for Sustainability: Principles and Practices Illustrated by a Regional Biosphere Reserve Cooperative. CRC Press. p. 50. ISBN 978-1-57444-053-9. 
  2. ^ a b Vicki Rozema (2007). Footsteps of the Cherokees, 2nd ed.. John F. Blair. p. 171. ISBN 978-0-89587-421-4. 
  3. ^ Margaret Littman (19 March 2013). Moon Tennessee. Avalon Travel. p. 411. ISBN 978-1-61238-150-3.