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

First Long Hunters

1765

 
 
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By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. First Long Hunters Marker
Inscription.  

Henry Skaggs, his brothers, Charles and Richard, and Joseph Drake and a group of other long hunters were the first Anglo-Saxons to explore this area. They made their campsite at Mansker's Lick, opening the doorway for the future settlement of Goodlettsville and Middle Tennessee.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 140.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1765.
 
Location. 36° 19.35′ N, 86° 41.4′ W. Marker is in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker can be reached from Caldwell Drive near Jackson Road. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mansker's Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowen Plantation House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mansker Creek (about 500 feet away); Mansker’s First Fort
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By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. First Long Hunters Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); William Bowen House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Casper Mansker (approx. 1.3 miles away); Davidson County/Sumner County (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goodlettsville.
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 10, 2020
3. First Long Hunters Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,098 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   3. submitted on May 14, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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