“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Town Spring

Town Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, February 18, 2012
1. Town Spring Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the town spring that was the source of water for early Clarksville. In 1784 the city founders erected a fort and laid out the town. Later, the spring was capped and diverted to the Cumberland River. It was uncapped briefly during the 1937 flood when the city had no water supply. The spring remains capped and underground.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 70.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 31.572′ N, 87° 21.695′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is on North Spring Street north of Commerce Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksville TN 37040, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whitfield, Bradley & Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); John Montgomery Statue (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clarksville in the Civil War (about 700 feet away); First Court House (about 700 feet away); Freedom Light (about 800 feet away); Arlington Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montgomery County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Newspaper (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 22, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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