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

Manskerís Station

 
 
Mansker's Station - Taken Facing West image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Mansker's Station - Taken Facing West
Inscription. Here, near Manskerís Lick, Casper Mansker established a station of the Cumberland Settlements in 1780. The road connecting with Nashboro was built in 1781. John Donelson and his family moved here after abandoning his Clover Bottom Station, following the 1780 massacre. A great game trail ran northeast from the Lick.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 14.)
 
Location. 36° 19.267′ N, 86° 42.883′ W. Marker is in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Memorial Drive west of U.S. 31W, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goodlettsville TN 37072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Casper Mansker (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Bowen House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Manskerís First Fort (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Stone Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mansker's Station (approx.
Mansker's Station - Taken Facing East image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Mansker's Station - Taken Facing East
1.4 miles away); First Long Hunters (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bowen Plantation House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goodlettsville.
 
Also see . . .  Kasper Mansker, American Legend. (Submitted on September 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Mansker's Station Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Mansker's Station Historic Site
Mansker's Station Historic Site - Fort and Cabin image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2001
4. Mansker's Station Historic Site - Fort and Cabin
This reproduction of the original Mansker's Station cabin is 1/3 the size of the original station. The Mansker's Station Historic Site is located a few miles from the marker.
Mansker's Station Historic Site - Fort and Cabin image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
5. Mansker's Station Historic Site - Fort and Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,142 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 19, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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