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Cross Plains in Robertson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Thomas Kilgore

1715-1823

 
 
Thomas Kilgore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2020
1. Thomas Kilgore Marker
Inscription.  One hundred yards south is the grave of Thomas Kilgore, Revolutionary War veteran from North Carolina, close friend of James Robertson, and one cf the earliest settlers of this area. Kilgore first visited here at age 62 in 1778 and returned in 1779 to erect an important early stockaded fort, "Kilgore's Station,” which became a point of gathering and departure for the settlers of this part of Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 47.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1715.
 
Location. 36° 32.988′ N, 86° 43.043′ W. Marker is in Cross Plains, Tennessee, in Robertson County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Route 25 and B Dorris Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 25. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cross Plains TN 37049, 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. White House Stage Coach Inn
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(approx. 6.6 miles away); White House and Tyree Springs (approx. 6.7 miles away); Tennessee Maneuvers World War II (approx. 7˝ miles away); Scattersville Community (approx. 8.6 miles away); Tyree Springs (approx. 8.8 miles away); Duval-Groves House (approx. 9.3 miles away); Guarding Springfield (approx. 9˝ miles away); Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
Thomas Kilgore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2020
2. Thomas Kilgore Marker
Thomas Kilgore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2020
3. Thomas Kilgore Marker
Thomas Kilgore headstone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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