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Cumberland Furnace in Dickson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Drouillard House

 
 
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 14, 2020
1. Drouillard House Marker
Inscription.  
On the above hill overlooking the village sits the Drouillard Mansion. Built in 1868-1870 by James Pierre and Mary Florence Drouillard, it was Victorian designed in the pre-Civil War Italianate stvle like the summer homes Mary saw on her visits to Newport, Rhode Island while attending scbool in the North.

Its frame construction is covered with clapboard siding and has many unique features. The spiral staircase circles the two and a half stories that opens onto the roof that once had a widow walk and fish pond. The lower section of the full length first floor windows, when raised, help to cool the ground floor and serve as entrances to the porches.

The mansion served as the Drouillards' main residence until 1886 when their large brick home in Nashville was finished. During the summer months, James and [remainder of text unreadable]
 
Erected by Cumberland Furnace Historic Village Association. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
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36° 15.975′ N, 87° 21.486′ W. Marker has been reported unreadable. Marker is in Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee, in Dickson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Leach Road and Hunt Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the foot of the driveway (Hunt Road), within the Cumberland Furnace Historic Village. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1044 Old State Highway 48, Cumberland Furnace TN 37051, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Thompson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hand House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stark's Cabin (about 700 feet away); Cumberland Furnace Iron Plantation (approx. ¼ mile away); Promise Land (approx. 4.1 miles away); Fighting for Freedom (approx. 4.1 miles away); Robert Nesbit (approx. 4.6 miles away); To All Who Served (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Furnace.
 
Drouillard House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 14, 2020
2. Drouillard House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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