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Goodlettsville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Casper Mansker

1746–1820

 
 
Casper Mansker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, March 11, 2022
1. Casper Mansker Marker
Inscription.  Two blocks west is the grave of this renowned frontiersman and Goodlettsville’s first citizen. Coming first to the Cumberland Settlements in 1770, he returned in 1780 and built his fort one-half mile north on Mansker’s creek. He repeatedly fought marauding Indians to protect the first white settlers of this region and was made colonel in the frontier militia. He lived the remainder of his life at his fort which was called Mansker’s Station.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts and CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1770.
 
Location. 36° 19.25′ N, 86° 42.8′ W. Marker is in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 31W) near Memorial Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goodlettsville TN 37072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mansker’s Station (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mansker's Forts and Walton's Campground (about 600 feet away); In Memory of Casper Mansker (about 600 feet away); Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); Goodlettsville High School (about 800 feet away); William Bowen House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mansker’s First Fort (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Stone Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goodlettsville.
 
Casper Mansker - Taken Facing North image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Casper Mansker - Taken Facing North
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,199 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 12, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   2. submitted on September 10, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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