“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Nolensville in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)


Nolensville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, October 12, 2009
1. Nolensville Marker
Inscription.  William Nolen purchased a portion of a land grant to Jason Thompson on which Nolensville was later built. In the early 1800s a large migration from Rockingham N.C. brought the Adams, Allen, Barnes, Cyrus, Fields, Glenn, Irion, Johnson, Peay, Scales, Taylor, Vernon, Wisener and other families to the area. Built along Mill Creek, the town was incorporated in 1839. Foraging and skirmishing took place here in the Civil War. Gen. John Wharton's Confederate Calvary unit was stationed in town briefly and Gen. Joseph's Wheeler's command captured a Union supply train here on December 30, 1862. Several buildings in the business district burned in 1953. Nolensville was re-incorporated in 1996.
Erected 1999 by Williamson County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1859.
Location. 35° 57.199′ N, 86° 40.2′ W. Marker is in Nolensville, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Nolensville Road (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling north
Nolensville Marker Scene image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, October 12, 2009
2. Nolensville Marker Scene
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7288 Nolensville Road, Nolensville TN 37135, 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. Nolensville United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nolensville Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Wheeler's Raid Around Rosecrans (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nolensville School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sherwood Green (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dewitt Smith Jobe (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cane Ridge Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nolensville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,319 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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