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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Natchez Trace, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists.
 
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. Touch for directions.
 
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
Cockrill Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Cockrill Spring Marker
(about 600 feet away); The Old Woman's Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); United Nations Visit To Nashville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium (approx. ¼ mile away); John W. Thomas (approx. ¼ mile away); Federal Defenses (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
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. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,699 times since then and 40 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 Waco, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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