Near Gallatin in Sumner County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Town of Cairo
silversmith, a boatyard, shoemaker. a tanyard, cotton spinning factory, a church, the Bell Tavern, Cairo Race Track, and two large warehouses on the banks of the river. Barges, keelboats, and steamboats came to the Cairo landing. Cairo was on its way to rivaling Nashville as a river port. Due to the selection of Gallatin as the county seat, an economic recession, a decline in river traffic, and the advent of new roads, Cairo was virtually a ghost town by 1855.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 71.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
Location. 36° 21.781′ N, 86° 21.903′ W. Marker is near Gallatin, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker is on Cairo Road, 0.1 miles north of Zieglers Fort Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 Cairo Road, Gallatin TN 37066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cairo Rosenwald School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War in Sumner County (approx. 1.1 miles away); James B. Jameson House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cragfont (approx. 2.7 miles away); In Memory of all American Veterans (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Cragfont (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Cragfont (approx. 3.2 miles away); Abraham “Abram” Bledsoe (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallatin.
Also see . . . The Lost Town of Cairo. By Ryan Baker for the Sumner County Museum's blog, posted (Submitted on August 2, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.