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Robertson Avenue

 
 
Robertson Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 20, 2020
1. Robertson Avenue Marker
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Original driveway to “Travelers' Rest,” home of Gen'l. James Robertson, founder of Nashville. He and other pioneers received immense grants of land in this neighborhood from North Carolina for their public services.
 
Erected 1935 by Gen. James Robertson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 36° 9.058′ N, 86° 51.257′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Charlotte Avenue (U.S. 70) ¼ mile east of White Bridge Pike, on the right when traveling east. The marker is immediately east of the bridge over Richland Creek. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5420 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville TN 37209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Nashville (within shouting distance of this marker); Cohn School / W.R. Rochelle (1904-1989) (approx.
Robertson Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 20, 2020
2. Robertson Avenue Marker
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half a mile away); Cockrill School (approx. half a mile away); Richland Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charlotte Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); “Travelers' Rest” (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sylvan Park School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Regarding Robertson Avenue. The road still exists but Traveler's Rest, later renamed Richland for the creek near the house, was destroyed by fire in 1902.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
James Robertson (1742-1814) image. Click for full size.
By Henry Benbridge
3. James Robertson (1742-1814)
Courtesy Tennessee State Library and Archives
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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