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

Free Hill Road

 
 
Free Hill Road - Taken Facing West image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Free Hill Road - Taken Facing West
Inscription. In 1860, Sumner County's population of African descent consisted of 7,700 slaves. After America's Civil War, emancipated slaves settled on this high hill and road in the Rockland Community. According to oral tradition, Free Hill Road received its name when freed slaves moved to this area and they were its only residents. In 1993, Free Hill Road was annexed into the City of Hendersonville and area roads were named for some of the original families.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 52.)
 
Location. 36° 18.25′ N, 86° 38.917′ W. Marker is in Hendersonville, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 31E and Free Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 31E. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hendersonville TN 37075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Davidson County/Sumner County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mansker Creek (approx. 2½ miles away); Bowen Plantation House (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Long Hunters (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mansker's Station
Free Hill Road - Taken Facing East image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Free Hill Road - Taken Facing East
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Mansker’s First Fort (approx. 3.2 miles away); William Bowen House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
Free Hill Road - Taken Facing West image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Free Hill Road - Taken Facing West
 
 
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 1,740 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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