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

Alexander Wilson

 
 
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1. Missing Alexander Wilson Marker
Inscription. In the spring of 1810, Alexander Wilson, noted author, naturalist, and known as the "Father of American Ornithology", visited this area while on a horseback trip over the Natchez Trace to the Mississippi River. While here he lodged with the pioneer, Isaac Walton. In this area he recorded his observations of parakeets (now extinct in this area) and two new species of birds which he named the Tennessee Warbler and the Nashville Warbler.
 
Erected by the Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 19.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 36° 20.617′ N, 86° 43.062′ W. Marker was in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker was on Louisville Highway (U.S. 31W) 0.1 miles north of Dickerson Pike (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker appears to have gone missing since September 2013. Marker was at or near this postal address: 846 Louisville Highway, Goodlettsville TN 37072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Old Stone Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mansker’s First Fort (approx. 1½ miles away); William Bowen House (approx. 1½ miles away);
Only post is left where marker was erected. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
2. Only post is left where marker was erected.
Mansker’s Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); Casper Mansker (approx. 1.6 miles away); Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Mansker's Station (approx. 2.1 miles away); First Long Hunters (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goodlettsville.
 
More about this marker. Marker text from Historical Markers of Tennessee website.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bio from the Wilson Ornithological Society. (Submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article. (Submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AnimalsScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
 
Another view of missing marker area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
3. Another view of missing marker area.
Alexander Wilson image. Click for full size.
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4. Alexander Wilson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on May 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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