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

Cockrill Spring

 
 
Cockrill Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Cockrill Spring Marker
Inscription. The house of John Cockrill, an early settler, stood about 60 yards north, near a large spring, whose waters ran northeast into Lick Branch, which emptied Great Salt Lick, around which Nashville was founded. A blacksmith shop stood under the great oak tree nearby. The spring was a stopping place for travelers along Natchez Trace.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A-36.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 36° 8.761′ N, 86° 48.654′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on West End Avenue (U.S. 70S), on the right when traveling south. Touch 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 Parthenon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anne Dallas Dudley (about 500 feet away); Lieutenant James Simmons Timothy (about 600 feet away); United Nations Visit To Nashville (approx. 0.2 miles away); John W. Thomas (approx. mile away); Battle of Nashville
Cockrill Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Cockrill Spring Marker
(was approx. mile away but has been reported missing. ); Federal Defenses (approx. mile away); The Nashville Parthenon (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Cockrill Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 3, 2012
3. Cockrill Spring Marker
View of the marker from across West End Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,554 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   3. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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