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Near Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Montpier

 
 
Montpier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
1. Montpier Marker
Inscription.  Nicholas "Bigbee" Perkins (1779-1848) gained national fame when he helped capture Aaron Burr in the Mississippi Territory in 1807.Perkins, who was a lawyer and territorial Register of Lands, also was in charge of a small party who took Burr from Ft. Stoddert to Richmond, Virginia where Burr was tried and acquitted of treason. After returning to Tennessee, Perkins acquired about 12,000 acres in this area and, in 1821-22, built Montpier, where he lived until 1838 when he and his wife Mary moved to Meeting of the Waters approximately one mile to the southeast.
 
Erected 1999 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
 
Location. 35° 58.938′ N, 86° 55.853′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Old Natchez Trace 0.3 miles south of Natchez Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1837 Old Natchez Trace, Franklin TN 37069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Montpier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
2. Montpier Marker
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as the crow flies. The Old Natchez Trace / Old Town Historic Daffodil Project (approx. 0.4 miles away); Natchez Trace Road (approx. half a mile away); Forest Home (approx. half a mile away); Meeting of the Waters (approx. 1.1 miles away); Berry’s Chapel Church of Christ (approx. 2.4 miles away); Berry’s Chapel Stone Wall / Berry's Chapel Community (approx. 2.4 miles away); Leigh-Morgan Property at Grassland (approx. 2.7 miles away); Motheral-Ring Family of Locust Guard (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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