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

Manskerís First Fort

 
 
Mansker's First Fort - Taken Facing East image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Mansker's First Fort - Taken Facing East
Inscription.  Here on west bank of the creek that he discovered in 1772, Kasper Mansker and other first settlers built a log fort in 1779. John Donelsonís family fled here in 1780 for safety from Indians. Mansker abandoned the fort in 1781 and moved to Fort Nashborough. He returned in 1783, built a stronger stockade on east bank of the creek a half mile upstream, and lived there until he died in 1820.
 
Erected 1981 by Tennessee Society, Daughters of the American Colonists and The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 72.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists, and the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1772.
 
Location. 36° 19.6′ N, 86° 41.983′ W. Marker is in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Long Hollow Pike (Tennessee Route
Mansker's First Fort - Taken Facing West image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Mansker's First Fort - Taken Facing West
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174), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goodlettsville TN 37072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Bowen House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mansker's Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Long Hunters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bowen Plantation House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mansker Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Casper Mansker (approx. 0.9 miles away); Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Manskerís Station (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goodlettsville.
 
Mansker's First Fort - Taken Facing East image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Mansker's First Fort - Taken Facing East
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,960 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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