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Brentwood in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Alexander Smith House Twenty-Four Trees

 
 
Alexander Smith House-Twenty Four Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 31, 2021
1. Alexander Smith House-Twenty Four Trees Marker
Inscription.  This house was built on a 640 acre North Carolina land grant awarded in 1793 posthumously to Captain James Leiper for his bravery in defending settlers at Fort Nashboro. He was killed in the Battle of the Bluffs in 1781. He married Susannah Drake in the first wedding west of the Alleghenies. His daughter Sarah Jane, born after his death, inherited the grant. In 1798, she married Alexander Smith, a surveyor appointed to settle the disputed boundary line between Tennessee and North Carolina. They built the original part of this house. The house was used as a hospital during the Civil War. It was bought in 1966 by international artist Paul Harmon.
 
Erected by Brentwood Historical Commission, The National Register of Historic Places.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1793.
 
Location. 35° 59.23′ N, 86° 46.669′ W. Marker is in Brentwood, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Wilson Pike (Tennessee Route 252) 0.6 miles south of
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Concord Road (Tennessee Route 253), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 Wilson Pike, Brentwood TN 37027, 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. Knox-Crockett House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cool Springs House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Andrew Crockett 1745-1821 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Forge Seat (approx. 0.7 miles away); WSM Broadcasting Transmitter & Antenna (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lipscomb Elementary School (approx. 1.1 miles away); The WSM Tower (approx. 1.2 miles away); Green Hill Shrine (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood.
 
Alexander Smith House-Twenty Four Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 31, 2021
2. Alexander Smith House-Twenty Four Trees Marker
Alexander Smith House-Twenty Four Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 31, 2021
3. Alexander Smith House-Twenty Four Trees Marker
Alexander Smith House-Twenty Four Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 31, 2021
4. Alexander Smith House-Twenty Four Trees Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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