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

Fort Nashborough

 
 
Fort Nashborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 24, 2009
1. Fort Nashborough Marker
Inscription. The original stockade fronted on the river slightly north of here, covering an area of about two acres. In that enclosure, on May 13, 1780, representatives of this and other settlements met and adopted the Cumberland Compact for the government of the new settlement. About 500 yards west, April 2, 1781, settlers, assisted by dogs, drove off the Indians in the Battle of the Bluffs.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 33.)
 
Location. 36° 9.863′ N, 86° 46.537′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 1st Avenue North 0.1 miles south of Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Richard Henderson (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Nashborough (a few steps from this marker); Colonel James Robertson (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel John Donelson (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of Nashville (within shouting
Fort Nashborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 24, 2009
2. Fort Nashborough Marker
Looking north on 1st Ave N
distance of this marker); Site of First Store (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacques Timothe Boucher de Montbrun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sampson W. Keeble (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Fort Nashborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 24, 2009
3. Fort Nashborough Marker
Fort Nashborough Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 24, 2009
4. Fort Nashborough Entrance
Fort Nashborough Sign inside entrance image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 24, 2009
5. Fort Nashborough Sign inside entrance
On an overland route of nearly 500 miles and a river journey twice that long, James Roberston and John Donelson led the first pioneer settlers in two parties to the valley of the Cumberland 1779-80. The original fort stood near this location and measured roughly 247 feet by 123 feet
It was four times the size of the replica. Two-storied blockhouses stood at all corners was were used for defense. Small cabins housed families.
Fort Nashborough informational sign and DAR marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 24, 2009
6. Fort Nashborough informational sign and DAR marker
Fort Nashborough DAR sign just inside entrance image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 24, 2009
7. Fort Nashborough DAR sign just inside entrance
Tennessee Society Daughters Of The American Revolution and Cumberland District Commemorate
Fort Nashborough
Tennessee Bicentennial 1796 - 1996
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,075 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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