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Brentwood in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forge Seat

 
 
Forge Seat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, March 28, 2012
1. Forge Seat Marker
Inscription.  Forge Seat was built in 1808 by Samuel Crockett III, one of a large family of Crocketts who settled on extensive tracts of land in this area during the late 1700's. The house took its name from an iron forge on the property where Crockett and his son, Andrew Crockett, made rifles, which were identified by their fine craftsmanship and initials "S. & A. C." engraved on the barrels. Andrew Jackson stopped here on the way to the Indian wars to arm his soldiers with Crockett rifles. Samuel and Andrew Crockett and the other family members are buried in this cemetery.
 
Erected 1993 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Tennessee – Williamson County Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
 
Location. 35° 58.625′ N, 86° 46.56′ W. Marker is in Brentwood, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilson Pike (Tennessee
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Route 252) and Crocket Road, on the right when traveling north on Wilson Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood TN 37027, 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. Andrew Crockett 1745-1821 (a few steps from this marker); Cool Springs House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Knox-Crockett House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Boiling Spring Academy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alexander Smith House Twenty-Four Trees (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Boiling Spring Site (approx. ¾ mile away); Primm Historic Park (approx. ¾ mile away); Green Hill Shrine (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood.
 
Also see . . .  Forge Seat. (Submitted on April 1, 2012, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Sara (Sally) Elliot Crockett image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, March 28, 2012
2. Sara (Sally) Elliot Crockett
Wife of Andrew Crockett B 1750 VA D June 28, 1821 TN Lt Andrew Crockett Chapter SAR 2007
Forge Seat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, March 28, 2012
3. Forge Seat Marker
Andrew Crockett 1745-1821 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, March 28, 2012
4. Andrew Crockett 1745-1821
Revolutionary War Land Grant Crockett's Home "Forge Seat" Across Road by Clarendon Chapter TN Society Colonial Dames XVII century
Andrew Crockett Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, March 28, 2012
5. Andrew Crockett Cemetery
Andrew Crockett image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, March 28, 2012
6. Andrew Crockett
Sara and Andrew Crockett image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, March 28, 2012
7. Sara and Andrew Crockett
"Forge Seat" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, March 28, 2012
8. "Forge Seat"
Lt. Andrew Crockett’s headstone placed by the S.A.R. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 23, 2022
9. Lt. Andrew Crockett’s headstone placed by the S.A.R.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2012, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,258 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 1, 2012, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   9. submitted on July 24, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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