Near Williamsport in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Gordon House
In the early 1800's, Gordon settled here as ferry operator, trader, farmer, and Indian fighter. Because military expeditions kept him away from home, his wife Dorothea supervised the building of the house. Gordon died shortly after it was completed, but Mrs. Gordon lived here until her death in 1859. In 1978 the National Park Service restored the house to its original appearance.
A ten-minute walk beginning here leads to a section of the original Natchez Trace and the Duck River ferry site.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 35° 43.209′ N, 87° 15.605′ W. Marker is near Williamsport, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 407.7) south of Williamsport Pike (Tennessee Highway 50), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Gordon House along the trail to the Duck River ferry site. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport TN 38487, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Gordon House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Natchez Trace (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); The Family Farm ... Working in Harmony with the Environment (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream (approx. 2.5 miles away); Old Trace Walk (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Tobacco Barn (approx. 4.8 miles away); Tennessee Tobacco Farm (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Natchez Trace at the Tobacco Farm (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsport.
Also see . . .
1. The Gordon House: A Home on the Natchez Trace. A brochure from the National Park Service. (Submitted on June 10, 2015.)
2. Natchez Trace - National Park Service Website. (Submitted on June 10, 2015.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 195 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.