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

Bledsoe's Lick

 
 
Bledsoe's Lick Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
1. Bledsoe's Lick Marker
Inscription.  The spring to the north was a rendezvous for salt-seeking game in the pre-pioneer days. First settlers came in 1779. In 1787, Isaac and Anthony Bledsoe and their families settled here. The two brothers were killed by Indians and are buried in the family plot 500 yards northwest. Bledsoe Female Academy also near here.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
 
Location. 36° 23.667′ N, 86° 18.867′ W. Marker is in Castalian Springs, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker is on Old Highway 25 east of Hartsville Pike, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castalian Springs TN 37031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Sharpe Spencer Memorial (here, next to this marker); Wynnewood (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Brimage Bate (approx. 0.2 miles
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away); General William Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Bledsoe's Fort and Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Typical Settler's Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Unsettled and Dangerous Years (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nathaniel Parker, Hunter and Explorer (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castalian Springs.
 
Bledsoe's Lick Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
2. Bledsoe's Lick Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,115 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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