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

Horn Tavern Springs / Pasadena

Horn Tavern Springs/Pasadena Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, September 5, 2022
1. Horn Tavern Springs/Pasadena Marker
Horn Tavern Springs
About 1809, an enterprising young man built a tavern at this location. It was called Horn Tavern because of its unique sign. Animals were painted on both sides of the door which was topped with large elk, deer, ram, buffalo and oxen horns. During an Indian attack, the tavern was reportedly saved from being torched because of the strange sign. Ale and whiskey from horned cups, as well as food and lodging, were likely provided to early travelers on the Franklin to Charlotte Road. Located nearby upon the headwaters of Brush Creek, Horn Tavern Springs served as the major water source from the city of Fairview from 1963 until 1991, furnishing 100.000 gallons a day.

In May 1889, Franklin lawyer. P.E. Cox and N.E. Morris began developing their ideas for one of Middle Tennessee's first planned communities, the town of Pasadena. It was situated on part of Major Isaac Ivy's 4,000-acre land grant. The town originally consisted of 1,391 acres. The community was divided into square blocks and included avenues. parks, and a town square. A hotel,
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post office, school, blacksmith shop, doctor's office, and tobacco warehouse were the first signs of growth; but the project soon ended in failure. In 1915, Cox and Ed Pierson redrew the community into 37 lots of no less than 40 acres each. priced at $200. They found eager buyers in Chicago's new Russian-Jewish immigrant community, but Pasadena's 13 Jewish families abandoned the area by the mid-1920s.
Erected 2006 by City of Fairview.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 35° 59.548′ N, 87° 6.454′ W. Marker is in Fairview, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Horn Tavern Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7353 Horn Tavern Rd, Fairview TN 37062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marion’s Rifles, CSA / Baxter’s Company Tennessee Light Artillery, CSA (approx. 1.7 miles away); Evangeline Bowie, M.D. (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fernvale (approx. 3.1 miles away); Caney Fork Furnace (approx. 3.9 miles away); Triangle School (approx. 4.2 miles away); Jingo Post Office / Triangle School (approx.
Horn Tavern Springs/Pasadena Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, September 5, 2022
2. Horn Tavern Springs/Pasadena Marker
4.2 miles away); Hudgins Cemetery / Union Valley (approx. 4.8 miles away); Kingfield (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairview.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 183 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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Dec. 6, 2023