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

Captain John Gordon 1763-1819

First Postmaster of Nashville 1796-1797

 
 
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By Pat Filippone, August 6, 2012
1. Captain John Gordon 1763-1819 Marker
Inscription. Born in Virginia came to Nashville in 1782. Became a noted defender against the Indians of Old Fort Nashboro and the frontier settlements. Captain of a spy company of the Davidson County Regiment, participated in the Nickajack Expedition which ended Indian atrocities on the Cumberland. As Captain of the spies, reporting only to General Jackson, he distinguished himself in every battle of Jackson's Creek Campaign. In 1814 he performed alone a mission of great danger, as Jackson's special envoy to the Spanish Governor of Pensacola, which resulted in the capture of Pensacola and the cession of Florida to the United States. He led his company during the Seminole War of 1817-1818. Buried at Columbia, Tenn.
 
Erected 1932 by Division of History State of Tennessee and Descendants of John Gordon.
 
Location. 36° 9.533′ N, 86° 46.919′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Avenue South and Broadway on 8th Avenue South. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The South Field (here, next to this marker); Nashville Centennial (within shouting
Captain John Gordon 1763-1819 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, August 6, 2012
2. Captain John Gordon 1763-1819 Marker
distance of this marker); Nashville's First Public School (within shouting distance of this marker); Randall Jarrel (within shouting distance of this marker); Customs House (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church Cathedral/Old Christ Church (1831~1890) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Vauxhall Garden Site (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 151 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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