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Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Town Spring

 
 
Town Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, May 16, 2021
1. Town Spring Marker
Inscription.  This is the site of the town spring that was the source of water for early Clarksville. In 1784 the city founders erected a fort and laid out the town. Later, the spring was capped and diverted to the Cumberland River. It was uncapped briefly during the 1937 flood when the city had no water supply. The spring remains capped and underground.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 70.)
 
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 1784.
 
Location. 36° 31.572′ N, 87° 21.695′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is on North Spring Street north of Commerce Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksville TN 37040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whitfield, Bradley & Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); John Montgomery Statue (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frank Spencer Sutton
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(about 600 feet away); Clarksville in the Civil War (about 700 feet away); First Court House (about 700 feet away); Freedom Light (about 800 feet away); Arlington Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clarksville Federal Building/Post Office/Customs House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Town Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Manning, February 18, 2012
2. Town Spring Marker
Town Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Marsteller, March 1, 2020
3. Town Spring Marker
Looking southward along North Spring Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 22, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee.   3. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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