Brentwood in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Cottonport stands on the site of Mayfield Station, a fort constructed as protection from Indian raids. Built on the site of an Indian town, the station was attacked by Indians in 1788. John Frost, later a captain in the War of 1812, came here from Newberry, South Carolina, in the early 1800's. While building his brick home, he lived in a log house believed to be the present smoke house. With the addition of a cotton gin, general store, grist mill and post office, Cottonport became the commercial center for the surrounding community.
Erected 1984 by Brentwood Historical Commission and Williamson County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
Location. 36° 1.078′ N, 86° 45.444′ W. Marker is in Brentwood, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Old Smyrna Road 0.9 miles west of Edmondson Pike, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sneed Acres (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Pisgah Community (approx. 0.9 miles away); Owen-Moore Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Oglesby Community House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hardscuffle Community (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mooreland (approx. 1.9 miles away); Green Hill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Forrest's Brentwood Raid (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood.
Also see . . . John Frost House. National Register of Historic Places digital access (Submitted on June 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.