“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Ashland City, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Cheatham 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> Cheatham County, TN (16) Davidson County, TN (1439) Dickson County, TN (40) Montgomery County, TN (109) Robertson County, TN (39) Williamson County, TN (416)  CheathamCounty(16) Cheatham County (16)  DavidsonCounty(1439) Davidson County (1439)  DicksonCounty(40) Dickson County (40)  MontgomeryCounty(109) Montgomery County (109)  RobertsonCounty(39) Robertson County (39)  WilliamsonCounty(416) Williamson County (416)
Ashland City is the county seat for Cheatham County
Ashland City is in Cheatham County
      Cheatham County (16)  
      Davidson County (1439)  
      Dickson County (40)  
      Montgomery County (109)  
      Robertson County (39)  
      Williamson County (416)  
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1 Tennessee, Cheatham County, Ashland City — 3C 84 — Braxton Lee Homestead
On this site in 1796, Braxton Lee and family settled on 640 acres of land along the Cumberland River. In 1807 Lee was commissioned captain of the 20th Tennessee Regiment, Davidson Militia and served as Justice of the Peace for many years. Many early . . . Map (db m165440) HM
2 Tennessee, Cheatham County, Ashland City — 3C 60 — Cheatham County Courthouse
Located on this three-acre site, the original 42' x 48' brick structure was completed in 1869 at a cost of $12,000. The first-floor offices and the courtroom on the second floor of the original structure are still in use today. The . . . Map (db m165958) HM
3 Tennessee, Cheatham County, Ashland City — Clifton Forebears are Buried in Old Church Cemetery to Southeast
Edwin Clifton and his wife, the former Nancy Folks are buried in the old cemetery on a hillside above Hwy.12, opposite the spring used by the early members when their meeting house stood nearby. Many graves there are not marked; however, Edwin's . . . Map (db m165457) HM
4 Tennessee, Cheatham County, Ashland City — Clifton Methodist Church
(Side A) The church stood on a hill across Hwy. 12 on Neptune Rd. from 1888 until it was struck by lightning 5/16/1984 and burned to the ground. A grove of trees marks the historic spot. The church was named for Edwin Clifton who built first a . . . Map (db m165453) HM
5 Tennessee, Cheatham County, Ashland City — J.W. Johns, Jr. Park
As Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission, Mr. Johns began recreational baseball for the youth of Ashland City. He organized the Dixie Youth Program and Dixie Boys Program. J. W. served as State Director for Dixie Boys, and Vice . . . Map (db m192590) HM
6 Tennessee, Cheatham County, Ashland City — Neptune
Pioneer settlers arrived in the area from No. & So. Carolina as early as 1808. Civil War soldiers camped here on their way to Clarksville & Nashville. The community was named when a post office opened in 1882. In 1883 the village had blacksmith . . . Map (db m151790) HM
7 Tennessee, Cheatham County, Ashland City — 3C 76 — Old Neptune School1885-1951
In 1885 J.T. Mosely deeded this property for use as a school or church for African Americans in the Neptune Community. To enhance the quality of public education for African Americans in rural Cheatham County, school officials built Neptune School . . . Map (db m151795) HM
8 Tennessee, Cheatham County, Ashland City — 3C 85 — Pat Head SummittJune 14, 1952 — June 28, 2016
Richard and Hazel Head moved their family to Cheatham County in 1966 so their daughter, Pat, could play basketball. A 1970 graduate of Cheatham County Central High School and a 1975 graduate of the University of Tennessee-Martin, Pat played in the . . . Map (db m165476) HM
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9 Tennessee, Cheatham County, Ashland City — 3B5 3C2 — Sycamore Mill
In the year 1790, Benjamin Darrow began operating a cotton gin and grist mill along Sycamore Creek, In 1835, on the site of the old Darrow Mill, Robert and Edward Cheatham along with Samuel Watson erected a powder mill which operated until the . . . Map (db m151807) HM
10 Tennessee, Cheatham County, Ashland City — 3C 80 — Thomas Jefferson StumpCa. 1870-1946
The son of C. Hyde and Vina (Hale) Stump, Thomas Jefferson Stump was born in Cheatham County on February 18, 1870 and was educated in Cheatham and Dickson Counties. On October 27, 1895, he married Henrietta Dozier. They had two sons. Stump engaged . . . Map (db m151786) HM
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Mar. 4, 2024