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Manchester in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Stone Fort

 
 
Old Stone Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, November 29, 2009
1. Old Stone Fort Marker
Inscription.  About 1/2 mi. S.W. are remains of stone fortification and moat of ancient and unknown origin. One theory is that it was built by a party of 12th Century Welch voyagers who entered the country via the Gulf of Mexico. Near here also was the capital of the Indian province of Chisca, to which DeSoto sent scouts, in 1540.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationForts and CastlesNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1540.
 
Location. 35° 29.377′ N, 86° 5.7′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker is on Murfreesboro Hwy (U.S. 41), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester TN 37355, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Experiment in Armor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Manchester Powder Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Old Stone Fort
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(approx. half a mile away); Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coffee County UDC Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War I and II Marker (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
 
Also see . . .  Old Stone Fort. (Submitted on November 29, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Mound Site explanation image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, November 29, 2009
2. Mound Site explanation
Old Stone Fort Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, November 29, 2009
3. Old Stone Fort Museum
Coordinates: N35 29.169 W86 06.159
Old Stone Fort enclosure detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, November 29, 2009
4. Old Stone Fort enclosure detail
Old Stone Fort Walls image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, November 29, 2009
5. Old Stone Fort Walls
This is the entrance to the 50 acre field
Secondary Old Stone Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 13, 2021
6. Secondary Old Stone Fort Marker
Located on Murfreesboro Highway (U.S. 41) near Country Club Drive.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,805 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   6. submitted on February 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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