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Near Hendersonville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Davidson County/Sumner County

 
 
Davidson County - Taken Facing West image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Davidson County - Taken Facing West
Inscription. Davidson County. Established 1783; named in honor of Brig. Gen. William Lee Davidson of North Carolina. Distinguished officer in the revolutionary War. Served with the Army at Valley Forge. Killed in action at Cowan’s Ford, N.C., 1781.

Sumner County. Established 1786; named in honor of Major Gen. Jethro Sumner. Officer in French and Indian War; in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown; and in the Army at Valley Forge. His last service was in the defense of North Carolina against Cornwallis.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.
 
Location. 36° 18.567′ N, 86° 40.35′ W. Marker is near Hendersonville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on U.S. 31E, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison TN 37115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mansker Creek (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bowen Plantation House (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Long Hunters (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mansker's Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); Free Hill Road
Sumner County - Taken Facing East image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Sumner County - Taken Facing East
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Mansker’s First Fort (approx. 1.9 miles away); William Bowen House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Cowan’s Ford. (Submitted on September 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. LandmarksNotable PersonsPolitical SubdivisionsWar, French and IndianWar, US Civil
 
Davidson County - Taken Facing West image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Davidson County - Taken Facing West
Sumner County - Taken Facing East image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
4. Sumner County - Taken Facing East
 
 
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