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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Heaton's Station

 
 
Heaton's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 18, 2014
1. Heaton's Station Marker
Inscription.  On his bluff in 1780, pioneers who came with James Robertson built Heaton's (also spelled Eaton's) station. It and two other forts (Nashborough and Freeland's) withstood all Indian attacks and saved the Cumberland settlements. On the river below were successively a buffalo ford, ferry, and Lock 1. The home of Amos Heaton stood 100 feet north.
 
Erected 1967 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list.
 
Location. 36° 12′ N, 86° 47.25′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Memorial is on Lock Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37207, 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. A different marker also named Heaton's Station (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Griggs Hall
Heaton's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 18, 2014
2. Heaton's Station Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); The Nashville Race Course (approx. half a mile away); Riverside Sanitarium and Hospital / Dorothy Lavinia Brown, M.D. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Haynes High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Historic Talbot's Corner" / Thomas Talbot 1760-1831 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Samuel Watkins (approx. 1.1 miles away); Saint Cecilia Academy (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Heaton's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 18, 2014
3. Heaton's Station Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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