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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

“Travelers' Rest”

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, December 26, 2020
1. “Travelers' Rest”
Inscription.  
About 1783 Gen’l James Robertson erected a fort on this site. Important councils were held here. His brother Mark, and his son, Peyton, were killed by Indians near by. About 1796, he erected a large two-story brick house, facing east and slave quarters. The house burned in 1902. Original cistern still in use.
 
Erected 1935 by General James Robertson Chapter DAR.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 36° 9.391′ N, 86° 51.896′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Robertson Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5916 Robertson Ave, Nashville TN 37209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chickasaw Treaty (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Robertson Avenue (approx. 0.7 miles
“Travelers' Rest” image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, December 26, 2020
2. “Travelers' Rest”
away); Cockrill Bend (approx. one mile away); Cockrill School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cohn School / W.R. Rochelle (1904-1989) (approx. 1.1 miles away); Richland Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Charlotte Road (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Family of General James Robertson. JSTOR entry in The American Historical Magazine Vol. 1, No. 2 (APRIL, 1896, pp. 174-188) published by: Tennessee Historical Society (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.) 

2. James Robertson (explorer). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.) 
 
James Robertson image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia, unknown
3. James Robertson
"Father of Tennessee" Portrait by Washington Bogart Cooper
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   3. submitted on January 27, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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