Near Springfield in Robertson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Tennessee / Kentucky
Established 1796: named in honor of
Leader in establishment of the Watauga Settlement in East Tennessee. In 1778, explored the Cumberland country; in 1779 led an expedition to found Nashborough, which later became Nashville. He is known as "The Father of Middle Tennessee".
An Iroquois word meaning Meadow Land. It was visited by Indian tribes from as far west as the Rocky Mountains before 1750. The first white settlement was at Harrodsburg in 1774. Kentucky was the second district west of the Alleghenies to be settled and the first (1792) to become a state.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 25.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & SettlersTennessee Historical Commission series list.
Location. 36° 38.43′ N, 86° 51.3′ W. Marker is near Springfield, Tennessee, in Robertson County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 49 half a mile south of State Line Road, on the right when traveling south. Located at the Historic Peach Blossom Farm. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6538 TN-49, Springfield TN 37172, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dromgoole's Station (approx. 1˝ miles away in Kentucky); Jackson-Dickinson Duel (approx. 1.9 miles away in Kentucky); Boyhood Home, 1793-1802 (approx. 2 miles away in Kentucky); Red River Meeting House (approx. 4.3 miles away in Kentucky); Springfield (approx. 9.2 miles away); Springfield Historic District (approx. 9.2 miles away); First United Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.2 miles away); Robertson County Courthouse (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 4. submitted on February 23, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.