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

Cragfont

 
 
Cragfont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
1. Cragfont Marker
Inscription. 0.7 mile north, the home of James Winchester, built by artisans from his home state of Maryland and completed in 1802. He was a War of 1812 brigadier general, and in association with General Andrew Jackson and Judge John Overton was one of Memphis' founders. He is buried in the family plot behind the house.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 3B 7.)
 
Location. 36° 23.85′ N, 86° 20.5′ W. Marker is in Castalian Springs, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker is on Hartsville Pike west of Harsh Lane, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castalian Springs TN 37031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Cragfont (approx. half a mile away); Ziegler's Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bledsoe's Fort and Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wynnewood (approx. 1.4 miles away); Thomas Sharpe Spencer Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bledsoe's Lick (approx. 1.5 miles away); General William Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hawthorne Hill (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castalian Springs.
 
Also see . . .
Cragfont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
2. Cragfont Marker
 Cragfont, Highway 25, Gallatin, Sumner County, TN. The Historic American Buildings Survey record for the Cragfont property. Includes 8 pages of notes on the property that were compiled in 1936. (Submitted on September 7, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Cragfont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 23, 2013
3. Cragfont Marker
Cragfont (1936) image. Click for full size.
By W. Jeter Eason, August 21, 1936
4. Cragfont (1936)
Image courtesy of the Historic American Buildings Survey.
Cragfont (1971) image. Click for full size.
By Jack Boucher, circa November 1971
5. Cragfont (1971)
Image courtesy of the Historic American Buildings Survey.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4, 5. submitted on September 7, 2013. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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