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

Casper Mansker

1746–1820

 
 
Casper Mansker - Taken Facing North image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Casper Mansker - Taken Facing North
Inscription. Two blocks west is the grave of this renowned frontiersman and Goodlettsville’s first citizen. Coming first to the Cumberland Settlements in 1770, he returned in 1780 and built his fort one-half mile north on Mansker’s creek. He repeatedly fought marauding Indians to protect the first white settlers of this region and was made colonel in the frontier militia. He lived the remainder of his life at his fort which was called Mansker’s Station.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 23.)
 
Location. 36° 19.25′ N, 86° 42.8′ W. Marker is in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 31W) near Memorial Drive, on the left when traveling north. 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. Mansker’s Station (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); William Bowen House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mansker’s First Fort (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Stone Bridge
Casper Mansker - Taken Facing South image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Casper Mansker - Taken Facing South
(approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mansker's Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Long Hunters (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bowen Plantation House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goodlettsville.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Casper Mansker - Taken Facing North image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Casper Mansker - Taken Facing North
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,710 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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