Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
To the Hero’s of 1776-Not Dead! -But living in deeds such lives inspire
1742 - 1777
Revolutionary War Hero
Brigadier General in the Continental line of North Carolina, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Germantown,Pennsylvania in 1777. In his honor, the Cumberland settlers, in 1780, called their settlement here Nashborough. In 1784 the name was changed to Nashville. Erected by the city of Nashville, the Tennessee Historical Commission And the Tennessee Historical Society, 1947.
In Memory of William Lee Davidson
Revolutionary War Hero
Brigadier General who was killed while leading his brigade of North Carolina troops to victory at the Battle of Cowan’s Ford, North Carolina, in 1781. This boundary, when established in 1788 was named for him in memory of his service to his country. Erected by the Davidson County Court, the Tennessee Historical Commission, and the Tennessee Historical Society, 1947.
Erected 1947 by The Davidson County Court, The Tennessee Historical Commission, The Tennessee Historical Society, and The City of Nashville.
Topics. This historical marker is listed Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 36° 10.019′ N, 86° 46.736′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 41 and 3rd Avenue on U.S. 41. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Western Harmony" (within shouting distance of this marker); Transfer Station Site (within shouting distance of this marker); On This Site Stood the Nashville Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nashville Inn (about 400 feet away); Houston's Law Office (about 500 feet away); Freedman's Savings and Trust Company Bank / Duncan Hotel (about 500 feet away); Lynching in America / The Lynchings of Henry and Ephraim Grizzard (about 500 feet away); The Seeing Eye (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.