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Manchester in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Stone Fort

 
 
Old Stone Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 29, 2009
1. Old Stone Fort Marker
Inscription. About 1/2 mi. S.W. are remains of stone fortification and moat of ancient and unknown origin. One theory is that it was built by a party of 12th Century Welch voyagers who entered the country via the Gulf of Mexico. Near here also was the capital of the Indian province of Chisca, to which DeSoto sent scouts, in 1540.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 5.)
 
Location. 35° 29.377′ N, 86° 5.7′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker is on Murfreesboro Hwy (U.S. 41), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester TN 37355, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Experiment in Armor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Corporal Brian James Schoff (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Civilian Conservaton Corps (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pioneer Armored Maneuvers (approx. one mile away); Granny Hickerson Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manchester.
 
Also see . . .
Mound Site explaination image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 29, 2009
2. Mound Site explaination
 Old Stone Fort. (Submitted on November 29, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesNative Americans
 
Old Stone Fort Museum image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 29, 2009
3. Old Stone Fort Museum
Coordinates: N35 29.169 W86 06.159
Old Stone Fort enclosure detail image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 29, 2009
4. Old Stone Fort enclosure detail
Old Stone Fort Walls image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 29, 2009
5. Old Stone Fort Walls
This is the entrance to the 50 acre field
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,430 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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