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Near Ashland City in Cheatham County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sycamore Mill

 
 
Sycamore Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 21, 2020
1. Sycamore Mill Marker
Inscription.  In the year 1790, Benjamin Darrow began operating a cotton gin and grist mill along Sycamore Creek, In 1835, on the site of the old Darrow Mill, Robert and Edward Cheatham along with Samuel Watson erected a powder mill which operated until the fall of Fort Donelson during the Civil War. Here in 1856 the first Cheatham County Court was held. The DuPont Co. acquired an interest in the mill in 1873 and it continued to operate until 1904.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B5 3C2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
 
Location. 36° 19.243′ N, 87° 3.109′ W. Marker is near Ashland City, Tennessee, in Cheatham County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 49, 0.1 miles south of Girl Scout Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is just north of Sycamore Creek. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland City TN 37015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Jefferson Stump (approx. 3.2 miles away); J.W. Johns, Jr. Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); Cheatham County Courthouse (approx. 3.2 miles away); Braxton Lee Homestead (approx. 4 miles away); Pleasant View (approx. 5.2 miles away); Harpeth Shoals (approx. 5.8 miles away); Neptune (approx. 6.9 miles away); Clifton Methodist Church (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland City.
 
Sycamore Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 21, 2020
2. Sycamore Mill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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