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

Braxton Lee Homestead

 
 
Braxton Lee Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 23, 2021
1. Braxton Lee Homestead Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1796, Braxton Lee and family settled on 640 acres of land along the Cumberland River. In 1807 Lee was commissioned captain of the 20th Tennessee Regiment, Davidson Militia and served as Justice of the Peace for many years. Many early civic activities occurred on the hillside Homestead, built circa 1811. The Lowe, McQuary, and Adkisson families also lived on this site. Braxton Lee was the fourth-great grandfather of Governor William Byron “Bill” Lee.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 84.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
 
Location. 36° 15.738′ N, 87° 3.297′ W. Marker is in Ashland City, Tennessee, in Cheatham County. Marker is on South Main Street (State Highway 12) ¼ mile north of Veterans Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland City TN 37015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Cheatham County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); J.W. Johns, Jr. Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Thomas Jefferson Stump (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sycamore Mill (approx. 4 miles away); Harpeth Shoals (approx. 6.2 miles away); Bells Bend / Scottsboro (approx. 8.3 miles away); Neptune (approx. 8.6 miles away); Mound Bottom (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland City.
 
Also see . . .  Braxton Lee Homestead Foundation. Website of a non-profit group seeking to preserve the historic homestead. (Submitted on January 24, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Braxton Lee Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 23, 2021
2. Braxton Lee Homestead Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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