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Near Mt. Juliet in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sherrod Bryant

 
 
Sherrod Bryant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 16, 2020
1. Sherrod Bryant Marker
Inscription.  With a certificate of freedom praising his industry and morality, Sherrod Bryant (1781-1854) moved here from Granville County, N.C., before 1840. A farmer, he was probably the wealthiest free black in Tennessee by 1850, owning land and slaves worth $25,000. An area nearby became known as Bryant Grove. He is buried in Bryant Town Cemetery, Donelson, Tenn.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 115.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
 
Location. 36° 4.387′ N, 86° 31.358′ W. Marker is near Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Barnett Road just south of Bryant Grove Trail, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in the Bryant Grove Recreation Area of Long Hunter State Park, in the parking area by the boat launch. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9999 Barnett Rd, Mount Juliet TN 37122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Sherrod Bryant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 16, 2020
2. Sherrod Bryant Marker
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are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sugg's Creek Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Skirmishes at Rural Hill (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mary Kate Patterson Davis Hill Kyle (approx. 4.9 miles away); Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mary Kate Patterson (approx. 5.3 miles away); Smyrna Airport (approx. 5.3 miles away); Captain Jeff Kuss, USMC (approx. 5.3 miles away); Smyrna, Tennessee World War II Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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May. 16, 2022