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Near Williamsport in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Gordon House

 
 
The Gordon House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. The Gordon House Marker
Inscription. One of the few remaining buildings associated with the Old Natchez Trace is the house of ferry operator John Gordon. Built in 1817-18, the Gordon House was one of the first brick homes in this area.

In the early 1800's, Gordon settled here as ferry operator, trader, farmer, and Indian fighter. Because military expeditions kept him away from home, his wife Dorothea supervised the building of the house. Gordon died shortly after it was completed, but Mrs. Gordon lived here until her death in 1859. In 1978 the National Park Service restored the house to its original appearance.

A ten-minute walk beginning here leads to a section of the original Natchez Trace and the Duck River ferry site.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 35° 43.209′ N, 87° 15.605′ W. Marker is near Williamsport, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 407.7) south of Williamsport Pike (Tennessee Highway 50), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Gordon House along the trail to the Duck River ferry site. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport TN 38487, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Marker in Front of the Gordon House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Marker in Front of the Gordon House
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Gordon House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Natchez Trace (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); The Family Farm ... Working in Harmony with the Environment (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream (approx. 2.5 miles away); Old Trace Walk (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Well Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Tobacco Barn (approx. 4.8 miles away); Tennessee Tobacco Farm (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Gordon House: A Home on the Natchez Trace. A brochure from the National Park Service. (Submitted on June 10, 2015.) 

2. Natchez Trace - National Park Service Website. (Submitted on June 10, 2015.)
 
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Trail to Duck River Ferry Site image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Trail to Duck River Ferry Site
Marker is located in front of the Gordon House along the trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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