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

Rose Mont

Rose Mont Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
1. Rose Mont Marker
Inscription.  Catherine Blackmore (1806-1888) and her husband Josephus Conn Guild (1802-1883) built Rose Mont circa 1842 here on their 500-acre plantation. Descendants occupied it until the City of Gallatin acquired the property in 1993. A grove of trees 150 yards southwest of the house was often the site of political rallies. Politician, attorney orator, judge, and author, Guild served five terms in the Tennessee General Assembly, four in the House and one in the Senate.

Guild was a Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers in the Seminole War of 1836. During the 1850’s, he promoted the construction of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad through Sumner and Davidson Counties. In 1862, the Federal Army incarcerated him at Fort Mackinac, Michigan for his prosecessionist views. Six months later, he took an oath of loyalty to the Union and came back to Gallatin. Guild practiced law in Nashville until becoming Judge of the law court there, serving from 1870 to 1877.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 75.)
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is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
Location. 36° 22.601′ N, 86° 26.527′ W. Marker is in Gallatin, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of South Water Avenue (Old State Highway 109) and James Street, on the right when traveling south on South Water Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gallatin TN 37066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosemont (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Rose Mont (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Vertrees (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sumner County Tennessee Mexican-American War Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); Monument to the Fallen (approx. ¾ mile away); Maywood (approx. ¾ mile away); Trousdale Place (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tennessee's First African-American Civil War Volunteers (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallatin.
Rose Mont Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
2. Rose Mont Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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