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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sumner County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Sumner County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Sumner County, TN (135) Davidson County, TN (1436) Macon County, TN (51) Robertson County, TN (39) Trousdale County, TN (10) Wilson County, TN (76) Allen County, KY (17) Simpson County, KY (31)  SumnerCounty(135) Sumner County (135)  DavidsonCounty(1436) Davidson County (1436)  MaconCounty(51) Macon County (51)  RobertsonCounty(39) Robertson County (39)  TrousdaleCounty(10) Trousdale County (10)  WilsonCounty(76) Wilson County (76)  AllenCountyKentucky(17) Allen County (17)  SimpsonCounty(31) Simpson County (31)
Gallatin is the county seat for Sumner County
Adjacent to Sumner County, Tennessee
      Davidson County (1436)  
      Macon County (51)  
      Robertson County (39)  
      Trousdale County (10)  
      Wilson County (76)  
      Allen County, Kentucky (17)  
      Simpson County, Kentucky (31)  
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1 Tennessee, Sumner County, Bethpage — 3A 231 — Durham's Chapel Rosenwald School1923-1962
Built in 1923 for African Americans during the era of racial segregation, the two-room Durham's Chapel Rosenwald School was used until 1962. It was constructed with funds from the African American community, the county, and the Rosenwald Fund, . . . Map (db m151859) HM
2 Tennessee, Sumner County, Bethpage — 3B 81 — Jonathan BrowningAmerican Gunmaker and Pioneer — 1805-1879 —
Jonathan Browning was born Oct. 22, 1805, on his father's farm, 3.4 miles west on Mt. Vernon Road. He apprenticed with Nashville gunsmith Samuel Porter. Six years after rebuilding his first rifle at age 14, Browning built a gun shop on the farm. . . . Map (db m151858) HM
3 Tennessee, Sumner County, Bethpage — 3B 20 — Sumner County / Trousdale County
Sumner County Established 1786; named in honor of Major Gen. Jethro Sumner Officer in French and Indian War. Served in defense of Charleston, 1776; in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown; and in the Army at Valley Forge. His last . . . Map (db m149919) HM
4 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — A Frontiersman Settles in the WildernessBledsoe's Fort Historical Park — Site of Bledsoe's Fort, 1783-1806 —
Isaac Bledsoe discovered the salt lick that bears his name in 1772. His and other explorers' reports of the rich land and game brought settlers to this area despite the dangers. Discovering the Salt Lick Isaac Bledsoe looked on a great . . . Map (db m149923) HM
5 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — A Pioneer Cemetery
This is one of the oldest cemeteries in Sumner County. Typical of the early cemeteries of the area, pioneers, known and unknown, are buried here in boxed vaults, and in graves marked by engraved headstones and by simple field stones. The . . . Map (db m180307) HM
6 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — A Typical Settler's CabinBledsoe's Fort Historic Park — Nathaniel Parker Cabin, ca. 1785 —
This sturdy log house was the home of Nathaniel Parker and his family. It originally stood about three miles north of here, in the neighborhood of Greenfield, one of the eight fortified stations built in the Bledsoe's Creek area in the middle and . . . Map (db m184865) HM
7 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — Bledsoe Monument
Col. Anthony Bledsoe Born in Culpepper Co. VA, 1733 Killed by Indians about 200 yards west from this spot, July 20, 1788. and his wife, Mary Ramsey Bledsoe Born in Augusta Co. VA, 1734 Died in Sumner Co. Tenn, 1808 Col. Issac . . . Map (db m180309) HM
8 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — 3B 38 — Bledsoe's Fort and Monument
1/10 mi. N.W. is Bledsoe monument, marking gravesites of Revolutionary War veterans Anthony Bledsoe and brother Isaac, long hunters and early explorers in this area. Among early settlers in this region both were active in the civil and military . . . Map (db m82967) HM
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9 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — Bledsoe's Fort Historical ParkSite of Bledsoe's Fort, 1783-1806
Bledsoe's Fort Historical Park preserves the site of the settlement founded by Isaac Bledsoe in 1780. The frontier fort was occupied continuously from 1783 to 1806. A Settlement in the Wilderness Isaac Bledsoe first came to this area . . . Map (db m149922) HM
10 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — Bledsoe's Fort, 1783-1806
Digging into the Past Historic documents and archaeological excavations conducted by Dr. Kevin Smith, Middle Tennessee State University, have revealed a great deal about Bledsoe's Fort. The Bledsoe family built the first cabins about 1783. . . . Map (db m183318) HM
11 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — Bledsoe's LickIce Age to World War II
The historical significance of the Bledsoe's Lick-Castalian Springs area extends far beyond Isaac Bledsoe's choice of this site for his settlement. It includes: • Evidence of animal life in the ice age 30,000 years ago. • Artifacts left by . . . Map (db m180177) HM
12 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — 3B 5 — Bledsoe's Lick
The spring to the north was a rendezvous for salt-seeking game in the pre-pioneer days. First settlers came in 1779. In 1787, Isaac and Anthony Bledsoe and their families settled here. The two brothers were killed by Indians and are buried in the . . . Map (db m68469) HM
13 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — CragfontUnion Occupation
Cragfont was the home of Confederate Maj. George W. Winchester (1822-1878), his mother, Susan Winchester, his wife, Malvina H. Gaines, and their children. Their surviving letters and diaries describe life during Union occupation. George . . . Map (db m68465) HM WM
14 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — Cragfont
(Inside star) N.S. U.S.D. 1812 (lower plaque) Cragfont Home of Gen. James WinchesterMap (db m178554) HM WM
15 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — 3B 7 — Cragfont
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' . . . Map (db m82968) HM WM
16 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — Fighting for a Way of LifeBledsoe's Fort Historical Park — Site of Bledsoe's Fort, 1783-1806 —
The Cumberland Valley was once a shared Native American hunting ground, open to all and occupied by none. The arrival of Euro-American settlers upset that balance and ended in war. A Shared Hunting Ground When the first long hunters . . . Map (db m149924) HM
17 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — 3B 36 — General William Hall
Revolutionary War veteran Major William Hall settled in this area in 1785 and built a station, 1 1/4 miles northeast. He and two sons were massacred a few years later. Born in North Carolina in 1775, General William Hall, his son, served in the . . . Map (db m68471) HM WM
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18 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — Hawthorne HillBirthplace of William B. Bate
William Brimage Bate was born here in 1826, and during the Civil War he rose to the rank of major general. He left home at the age of sixteen to be a clerk on a steamboat. During the Mexican War, he served as a lieutenant, then became a journalist, . . . Map (db m82969) HM WM
19 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — Hugh Rogan
Known for honor and courage. One of the "Immortal Seventy". Born in Ireland 1747. Lived and died at Rogana 1813. Wife Ann Duffy 1757-1839. In honor of Revolutionary War Patriot Hugh Rogan Signer - Cumberland Compact, 1780 15 . . . Map (db m180302) HM
20 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — Isaac Bledsoe
Isaac Bledsoe, a Virginian, explored the Cumberland territory as a longhunter, and in 1772, while on a hunting expedition with Kasper Mansker, he discovered the salt and sulphur water springs now known as Bledsoe's Lick, approximately one quarter . . . Map (db m183320) HM
21 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — 3B 28 — Morgan and JohnsonAugust 20, 1862
Moving east along this road, Col. John H. Morgan, with the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry and attachments, met Brig. Gen. R.W. Johnson's task force of the 2nd Ind. Cavalry, 4th and 5th Kentucky Cavalry and 7th Pa. Cavalry. In a fight which covered about seven . . . Map (db m149920) HM
22 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — Nathaniel Parker, Hunter and ExplorerBledsoe's Fort Historic Park — Nathaniel Parker Cabin, ca. 1785 —
Nathaniel Parker was a seasoned outdoorsman when he came to the Cumberland Valley to hunt and explore. After several forays to this area, he returned to Sumner County with his family. Veteran of the French and Indian War Nathaniel . . . Map (db m184863) HM
23 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — Rogana
Hugh Rogan was born in 1747 in Glentourn, County Donegal, Ireland. In adulthood, Rogan served under the patriot of Gratton and when his chief's Cause failed, he fled to America in 1775 fearing arrest by the British. After a short time spent in . . . Map (db m180159) HM
24 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — Site of Bledsoe's Fort
Isaac Bledsoe's Fort was one of eight Cumberland settlements named in the Compact of Government created in 1780 by the pioneers who first came into the Cumberland Valley and settled this land. They were the vanguard of the “great leap westward". . . . Map (db m183319) HM
25 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — The Nathaniel Parker Log Cabin
This is one of the earliest log cabins in Sumner County dating to circa 1790, originally built near Greenfield Fort by Nathaniel Parker who was a long hunter and settler. During the French and Indian War, he served with George Washington and was . . . Map (db m184862) HM
26 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — Thomas Sharpe Spencer Memorial
On this spot stood the hollow sycamore tree in which Thos. Sharpe Spencer spent the winter of 1778-79., deserted by his companions for fear of Indians. Spencer helped build at Bledsoe’s Lick, 50-yds. south of this spot, the first cabin in middle . . . Map (db m68468) HM WM
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27 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — Unsettled and Dangerous YearsBledsoe's Fort Historic Park — Nathaniel Parker Cabin, ca. 1785 —
Nathaniel Parker settled here during a volatile time. He successfully survived those dangerous years, eventually replacing this cabin with a brick house. A Good Friend is Lost Nathaniel Parker was close to fifty-five years old when he . . . Map (db m184864) HM
28 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — 3B 18 — William Brimage Bate
Born 1.2 miles north, Oct. 7, 1826. An officer in river steamboats in early life, he was later an officer in the Mexican War. A major general in the Confederate Army of Tennessee. He was Governor of Tennessee from 1883 to 1887 and U.S. Senator from . . . Map (db m149921) HM
29 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castalian Springs — WynnewoodChanging Allegiances
Col. Alfred Royal Wynne (1800-1893) was a trader and merchant in Castalian Springs. In 1828, he built this stagecoach inn along the Knoxville road. Although Wynne was a slaveholder and a Democrat, he also was a staunch Unionist and strongly opposed . . . Map (db m82970) WM
30 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castilian Springs — 3B 61 — Abraham “Abram” BledsoeAfrican-American Frontiersman
Between Isaac Bledsoe's fort and Anthony Bledsoe's Greenfield, the frontier slave, identified in early accounts only as “Abram" and belonging to Col. Anthony Bledsoe, thwarted an April 27, 1793 Indian attack on Greenfield. Two months . . . Map (db m170822) HM
31 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castilian Springs — Bill "Hoss" Allen — Tennessee Music Pathways —
Pioneering rhythm and blues (R&B) and gospel disc jockey Bill Allen, known as “Hoss” or “Hossman,” worked in radio for more than 40 years. During the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, Allen’s nightly shows on WLAC Nashville played a pivotal role in . . . Map (db m170826) HM
32 Tennessee, Sumner County, Castilian Springs — Capt. Horace Lawson Hunley
"Capt. Horace Lawson Hunley, Confederate States Navy, was born near this site in 1823. Capt. Hunley lived as a small boy in Sumner County then was raised in New Orleans where he practiced law and served in the state legislature. After the . . . Map (db m170837) HM
33 Tennessee, Sumner County, Cottontown — 3B 45 — Bridal House
In 1795, Thomas Cotton founded Cottontown. He had been a captain of Hertford County, North Carolina Militia during the revolution. In 1819 Moore Cotton, son of Thomas, built Bridal House for his only daughter, Elizabeth. The House . . . Map (db m148023) HM
34 Tennessee, Sumner County, Cottontown — In Memory of Revolutionary War Soldier Thomas Cotton1748 - 1795
Captain - Hertford Co. Militia, NC Prisoner of War - Burial Site UnknownMap (db m220975) WM
35 Tennessee, Sumner County, Cottontown — 3B 56 — Station Camp Baptist Church
In November 1796, Elder Patrick Mooney organized the first Baptist church in Sumner County. Members joined with four other Baptist churches to form the Mero District Baptist Association. In 1800, William Phipps donated one-half acre of land to the . . . Map (db m220962) HM
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36 Tennessee, Sumner County, Cottontown — 3B 37 — Tyree Springs
A mineral springs resort was established here by R.C. Tyree sometime between 1814 and 1822. By 1834 it was the most celebrated watering place in the state. Presidents Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk were guests here. Burned during the Civil War, . . . Map (db m151838) HM
37 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Asher's Trace — Fairvue Plantation —
As part of the westward migration of settlers from Fort Nashborough, the Asher family blazed a trail from Bledsoe's Creek through the area now known as Fairvue Plantation and built a stockade called Asher's Station. Savage Indian attacks at the . . . Map (db m198951) HM
38 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 13B 50 — Big South Tunnel
On August 12, 1862, 2.7 miles north of here, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his raiders, aided by citizens of Gallatin, demolished the Big South Tunnel on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad by crashing a locomotive into a barrier of . . . Map (db m148022) HM
39 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Blacksmith Shop — Fairvue Plantation —
From 1882-1908, Fairvue Plantation was owned by Charles Reed who produced a long list of champion racehorses including Sir Francis, Mr. Pickwick, Rossifer and Yorkville Belle. He also purchased the most famous stallion of the time, St. Blaise, an . . . Map (db m198973) HM
40 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 62 — Cairo Rosenwald School1923-1959
Located 2.6 miles south of here is the Cairo Rosenwald School. Completed in 1923, it provided educational opportunities for African American children until 1959. Funding for the school's construction was provided by the African American community, . . . Map (db m178545) HM
41 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 80 — City Cemetery / Mexican War Monument
City Cemetery Located 0.2 miles south, the City Cemetery opened circa 1818 on land acquired from Felix Grundy, who later served as a United States senator from Tennessee. Within it stands one of only two Mexican War monuments in Tennessee. . . . Map (db m149358) HM
42 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Civil War in Sumner CountyLiving in Desperate Times
Bledsoe Creek State Park borders historic early settlements and houses including Bledsoe's Lick, Cragfont, Wynnewood, and the Avery Trace in what had been an Indian hunting ground. During the Civil War, this prosperous river and railroad hub . . . Map (db m180166) HM
43 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Confederate Soldiers Monument
Confederate Soldiers "There is no nobler spot of ground than where exalted valor lies".Map (db m214579) WM
44 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Ellen Stokes More Wemyss1895-2001 — Fairvue Plantation —
“Miss Ellen”, gracious mistress of Fairvue Plantation, was a lifelong preservationist and leader in the restoration of historical homes in Tennessee. Under her stewardship, Fairvue mansion was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977. She . . . Map (db m198969) HM
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45 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Fairvue Mansion — Fairvue Plantation —
Built by Isaac Franklin in 1832, the mansion was considered to be the finest antebellum home in Tennessee. With identical facades facing east and west, the four over four room house has a central hall and double portico in the Ionic style. During . . . Map (db m198962) HM
46 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Fairvue Plantation
In the early part of the 19th century, Isaac Franklin purchased twelve tracts of adjoining land totaling more than 2000 acres. This land comprised the nucleus of Fairvue Plantation. In 1832, he built Fairvue Mansion, the most elegant antebellum home . . . Map (db m198946) HM
47 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 41, 176 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site Reported missing
The oldest church building in Gallatin in continuous existence, this church was organized October 25, 1828. The building was erected in 1836-37 and is an example of early Greek Revival architecture. The sanctuary was used as a hospital for Federal . . . Map (db m214582) HM
48 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Gallatin Public SquareHeart of Federal Occupation
Early in 1861, Gallatin and Sumner County were divided over secession, but after the fall of Fort Sumter, residents voted almost ten to one in favor. Support of the Confederacy never wavered, as Capt. Benjamin S. Nicklin, 13th Battery, Indiana Light . . . Map (db m68408) HM
49 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Gallatin, Tennessee
By an act of the Tennessee General Assembly, Gallatin became the county seat of Sumner County on February 26, 1802, when commissioners sold the first town lots. Newly laid out, the town embraced 42 ½ acres. The site had been purchased from . . . Map (db m82971) HM
50 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 43 — General Griffith Rutherford1721-1805 Reported missing
General Griffith Rutherford, surveyor, North Carolina legislator, commander of Revolutionary War forces of Western North Carolina, and President of the Legislative Council of the Southwest Territory from 1794 to statehood, lived 3 miles south of . . . Map (db m180027) HM
51 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Grasslands — Fairvue Plantation —
In 1929, a small group of affluent foxhunters and equine enthusiasts purchased six hundred and thirty four acres of land initiating the Southern Grassland Hunt and Racing Foundation in Gallatin, Tennessee. This opened the way for a racecourse . . . Map (db m198975) HM
52 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 44 — Howard Schools
On this site was the campus of Gallatin Female Academy, 1824-36, and Sumner Female Academy, 1837-56. It was leased by the Howard Lodge I. O. O. F. to Howard Female Institute, 1856-74; Neophogen College, 1874-78; and Howard Female College, 1878-1922. . . . Map (db m149936) HM
53 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 32 — Hugh Rogan
Two miles east is "Rogana.” the stone and brick house built in 1800 by Hugh Rogan (1747-1814). An Irish immigrant, Rogan came to Nashborough with the John Donelson party in 1780 and was a signer of the Cumberland Compact. Noted as a surveyor and . . . Map (db m151860) HM
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54 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — In Memory of all American VeteransPOW-MIA You Are Not Forgotten
This memorial honors all American veterans who, although separated by generations, shared a common undeniable goal - - to valiantly protect our country’s freedoms. The memories of these American veterans will continue to live on whenever and . . . Map (db m82972) WM
55 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Isaac Franklin1789-1846 — Fairvue Plantation —
Born in Sumner County, Franklin and his business partner John Armfield became wealthy by trading in slaves and cotton. In 1832, he built the mansion at Fairvue Plantation and in 1839 married Adelicia Hayes. They had four children; none survived to . . . Map (db m198974) HM
56 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — James B. Jameson House
Built c. 1844 by John Fonville for James B. Jameson has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m178551) HM
57 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3A 261 — King Solomon Masonic Lodge #61808 - Present
Originally chartered in North Carolina as King Solomon Lodge #52. Gallatin's King Solomon Masonic Lodge #6 received its charter in 1808. As a pioneer lodge, its members and others formed the Grand Lodge of Tennessee on December 27, 1813.Map (db m224763) HM
58 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Mare Barns — Fairvue Plantation —
The purpose of the mare barns was the birthing and nurturing of foals. Originally, the mare barns were fenced to protect the foals from the older horses. When horse racing enthusiast Charles Reed owned Fairvue 1882-1908, he built several mare barns . . . Map (db m198953) HM
59 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Maywood
The National Register Tennessee Historical Commission Maywood 1838 of Historic PlacesMap (db m178510) HM
60 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Monument to the Fallen“Their Fame is All That Survives Them”
The Mexican War Instigated by the U.S. annexation of Texas and the dispute over its southern boundary, the Mexican War of 1846-1848 resulted in the cession of over 500,000 square miles of the territory then owned by Mexico west of Texas and . . . Map (db m85159) HM
61 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 67 — Peter Vertrees1840-1926
A prominent African-American soldier, minister, and educator, Peter Vertrees was born December 16, 1840, in Edmondson County, Kentucky, as Peter Skaggs. At age five he was apprenticed to Jacob Vertrees whose name he assumed. From 1861-1865, he was . . . Map (db m149937) HM
62 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 48 — Randy's Record Shop
Randy’s Record Shop (1946-1991) was the world’s largest mail-order record company. Founder Randy Wood began advertising his mail-order business in the late 40s on clear channel WLAC in Nashville, a broadcast that could be heard throughout most of . . . Map (db m68441) HM
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63 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 79 — Rehoboth Church
Established in the home of William Dillard during the late 1700s, Rehoboth is the oldest continuing congregation in the Tennessee Conference of the Methodist Church. Rehoboth has provided Sumner County with a community-meeting place, voting site, . . . Map (db m220961) HM
64 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Rose MontTribute to Major George Blackmore
This monument marks Rose Mont and pays tribute to Major George Blackmore, father of Catherine Blackmore Guild, wife of Josephus Conn Guild, owner and builder of Rose Mont. Blackmore served in the Revolutionary War from 1777-1781. He came to . . . Map (db m68406) HM WM
65 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 75 — Rose Mont
Catherine Blackmore (1806-1888) and her husband Josephus Conn Guild (1802-1883) built Rose Mont circa 1842 here on their 500-acre plantation. Descendants occupied it until the City of Gallatin acquired the property in 1993. A grove of trees 150 . . . Map (db m68404) HM
66 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — RosemontThe Political War Within the War
Rosemont, a Greek Revival—style mansion completed in the 1840s, was the home of Judge Josephus Conn Guild, a state senator and representative who also served as a Lt. Colonel in the 2nd Tennessee Mounted Volunteers during the Seminole War. He . . . Map (db m68405) HM
67 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Site of First County Court in Sumner County
Site First County Court in Sumner County, Apr. 10, 1787Map (db m220973) HM
68 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Sumner County Tennessee Mexican-American War Monument
This Monument Was erected by the liberality of the Citizens of the County of Sumner to the memory of her Patriotic Sons: who sacrificed their lives in the defense of the Flag of their country in the war with Mexico. In 1846. 1847 & 1848. . . . Map (db m85162) WM
69 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 68 — Tennessee's First African-American Civil War Volunteers1863
Among the first ex-slaves in the Union Army were 200 local volunteers who enlisted here on the Public Square in July, 1863. They became a part of the Thirteenth United States Colored Infantry at Nashville. Two months later the army recruited . . . Map (db m68440) HM
70 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — The Clark HouseSumner County Courthouse
This is the home of four brothers who served in the Confederate army, as did many of Sumner County’s young men. Their father, William F. Clark, a Protestant minister, died in 1847 at the age of forty-one, leaving his wife, Emma Douglass Clark, to . . . Map (db m82973) WM
71 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — The Westward Movement
To those courageous men and women who came to Gallatin in its earliest days, to those who settled here, and to those who later pushed farther westward carrying the American dream all the way to the Pacific. In honor of Fred A. and Frances Dulin . . . Map (db m214580) HM
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72 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 71 — Town of Cairo
In 1799 James Winchester and William Cage, Jr. purchased 150 acres on the banks of the Cumberland River and here founded the town of Cairo. Four principal streets were laid out. Lots were sold between 1800 and 1820. The County Court met at Cairo . . . Map (db m178549) HM
73 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Trousdale PlaceElder Statesman's Home
This was the home of William Trousdale (1790-1872), governor of Tennessee (1849-1851) and U.S. minister to Brazil (1853-1857). During the Union army’s occupation of Gallatin from 1862 to 1870, its commanders regarded former governor Trousdale as the . . . Map (db m68416) HM
74 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Trousdale Place
The National Register of Historic Places Tennessee Historical Commission Trousdale PlaceMap (db m214578) HM
75 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 35 — Trousdale Place
Built by John Bowen prior to 1820 and purchased in 1822 by William Trousdale, Governor of Tennessee, 1849-1851. He fought in the War of 1812, and the Creek, Seminole, and Mexican Wars, and was brevetted brigadier-general by President Polk in 1848. . . . Map (db m68415) HM
76 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 73 — Union High School1922-1970
Completed in 1922 on East Winchester Street, Union High School was Sumner County's first and only secondary school for African-American youth. The African-American community, public, and Rosenwald Funds provided funding for construction. The first . . . Map (db m151861) HM
77 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Veterans' Memorial Bridge
The people of the "Volunteer" State of Tennessee humbly dedicate this structure between the counties of Sumner and Wilson to its valiant sons and daughters who, in times past, having answered the call to Arms, have sacrificed their services and . . . Map (db m214581) WM
78 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Volunteer State Community College
With the opening of Volunteer State Community College in September 1971, Gallatin's dream of a strong institution of higher education was realized. Acting on the recommendation of Education Commissioner J.H. Warf and Governor Buford Ellington, the . . . Map (db m149942) HM
79 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — Williamson and Adams Carriage Factory
The National Register Tennessee Historical Commission of Historic PlacesMap (db m178540) HM
80 Tennessee, Sumner County, Gallatin — 3B 33 — Ziegler's Station Reported missing
This station was built in 1790 near Bledsoe Creek by Joseph Ziegler to protect early settlers. In 1791, it was attacked by a war party of Creek, Cherokee, and Chickamauga Indians, killing ten persons and taking eighteen prisoners. A forced march was . . . Map (db m82974) HM WM
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81 Tennessee, Sumner County, Goodlettsville — Bowen Plantation House
The Bowen Plantation house was built in 1787 by Captain William Bowen, a veteran of Lord Dunmore’s War, the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War who brought his family to the area in 1783. The Bowen Plantation House is the . . . Map (db m82975) HM WM
82 Tennessee, Sumner County, Goodlettsville — 3A 140 — First Long Hunters1765
Henry Skaggs, his brothers, Charles and Richard, and Joseph Drake and a group of other long hunters were the first Anglo-Saxons to explore this area. They made their campsite at Mansker's Lick, opening the doorway for the future settlement of . . . Map (db m3301) HM
83 Tennessee, Sumner County, Goodlettsville — Mansker CreekLouisville and Nashville Railroad
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad, among Tennessee’s most strategically important lines, closely followed Mansker Creek here, and a railroad bridge stood two miles downstream. To protect the railroad and the bridge, several companies of Union . . . Map (db m74324) HM
84 Tennessee, Sumner County, Goodlettsville — Mansker's Station
In 1780, a longhunter of German descent named Kasper Mansker, settled in the Goodlettsville area and established his own forted station. It was on the west side of Mansker Creek that he built his first station, which the inhabitants would leave . . . Map (db m74330) HM
85 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — 3B 29 — Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church, founded in 1810, constituted its first Synod here on October 5. 1813. Presbyterian minister Thomas Craighead organized the congregation in 1798. In 1828, the stone building was erected with walls 3 ft. thick, . . . Map (db m148024) HM
86 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — Confederate Memorial at First Presbyterian Church
In memorium Brig. Gen. Daniel S. Donelson Major James G. Martin Capt. Thomas E. Dyson Capt. Robert Withers Capt. Guilford O. Talbot Dr. Thomas T. Dismukes Dr. Andrew S. Byron Mr. John M. Shute Mr. Dero F. Mills Mr. Thomas . . . Map (db m178487) WM
87 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — Eventide
The National Register Tennessee Historical Commission Eventide c. 1830 of Historic PlacesMap (db m178496) HM
88 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — 3B 52 — Free Hill Road
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 . . . Map (db m82977) HM
89 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — Hazel Path MansionHome and Camp
Hazel Path Mansion is associated with the beginnings and legacies of the Civil War in Tennessee. The home of Confederate Gen. Daniel Smith Donelson, completed in 1857, became a camp for escaped slaves (“contrabands") during the war. . . . Map (db m149950) HM
90 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — Historic MonthavenControlling the Louisville & Nashville Railroad
During the Civil War, the hand of occupation landed heavily on farms, houses, and towns along the Louisville & Nashville (L&N) Railroad. This two-story brick Greek Revival-style house, first called Liberty Hall and then renamed Monthaven in 1953, . . . Map (db m149363) HM
91 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — Home of Johnny Cash — Tennessee Music Pathways —
Transcending labels, genres and eras, Johnny Cash's music drew from country, folk, rockabilly, gospel, pop and blues. Over a six-decade career, he constantly reinvented himself, becoming one of the most celebrated artists in American music. . . . Map (db m154959) HM
92 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — Lefty Frizzell
Country singer Merle Haggard said, "The impact Lefty Frizzell had on country music, and on me, is not even measurable." Many others have acknowledged Frizzell's influence, including George Jones, George Strait, Keith Whitley, Randy Travis, Roy . . . Map (db m224761) HM
93 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — 3B 60 — Morgan's Raiders at Cage's FordNovember 21, 1862
One of the rare fights across the Cumberland River north of Nashville occurred here when a Confederate force, on the south bank, commanded by Col. John Hunt Morgan shelled the north bank camp of the 31st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. During the shelling . . . Map (db m220958) HM
94 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — 3B 59 — New Hope Baptist ChurchEstablished August 13, 1845
In 1845 worship services were first held in a brush arbor two miles northeast of this location. The first church building was erected near this site in 1868 and used until 1905. J. E. Watkins deeded an acre of land to the church in 1905 and . . . Map (db m220949) HM
95 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — Restoring the Orchard
After Johnny Cash's passing in 2003, Caudill Drive neighbors Marty Stuart and Connie Smith purchased this site from John Carter Cash and restored its then withering fruit trees, rotting railroad ties, and damaged turf. While relocating the fence . . . Map (db m151864) HM
96 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — Rock CastleEnduring the War
The war years here at Rock Castle, located between the Cumberland River and the Nashville and Gallatin Turnpike, were typical of many other plantations in Middle Tennessee. In the 1790s, Gen. Daniel Smith established the plantation. Rock Castle . . . Map (db m149321) HM
97 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — 3A 18 — Rock Castle
1 mi. S. Begun 1784, Indian attacks delayed its completion until 1791. Was home of Daniel Smith, captain in Lord Dunmore's War; Colonel in Revolution; Brigadier General of militia in the Mero District; Member of the committee to frame the . . . Map (db m149948) HM
98 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — 3B 54 — Rutherford - Kizer Mound Complex
By 1350 A.D., this area was a Native-American town of elite leaders and commoners. This fourteen-acre site consisted of one large platform mound, four burial mounds, and a large habitation area enclosed by a defensive wall. Many residents were maize . . . Map (db m210318) HM
99 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — 3A 227 — Saundersville United Methodist Church
The Reverend Hubbard Saunders established Saundersville United Methodist Church in 1798. This building was built in 1867, making it Hendersonville's oldest church building. The town that grew up around the church was named Saundersville. The . . . Map (db m149945) HM
100 Tennessee, Sumner County, Hendersonville — Spring HavenMorgan, Contrabands, and Slavery
Spring Haven, the home of Joseph Edwards during the war, was in the path of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan in August 1862. Morgan was leading a raid on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and burning trestles to slow the Union army's movement . . . Map (db m210185) HM

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