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Historical Markers in Brentwood, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Davidson 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> Davidson County, TN (1430) Cheatham County, TN (16) Robertson County, TN (39) Rutherford County, TN (227) Sumner County, TN (135) Williamson County, TN (415) Wilson County, TN (76)  DavidsonCounty(1430) Davidson County (1430)  CheathamCounty(16) Cheatham County (16)  RobertsonCounty(39) Robertson County (39)  RutherfordCounty(227) Rutherford County (227)  SumnerCounty(135) Sumner County (135)  WilliamsonCounty(415) Williamson County (415)  WilsonCounty(76) Wilson County (76)
Nashville is the county seat for Davidson County
Brentwood is in Davidson County
      Davidson County (1430)  
      Cheatham County (16)  
      Robertson County (39)  
      Rutherford County (227)  
      Sumner County (135)  
      Williamson County (415)  
      Wilson County (76)  
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1 Tennessee, Davidson County, Brentwood — 3A 21 — Hood's RetreatDec. 16, 1864
In this neighborhood, late in the evening of his decisive defeat at Nashville, Hood reorganized his army for withdrawal southward. Lt. Gen. Stephen D. Lee's Corps, supported by Chalmers' Cavalry Division, covered the withdrawal, fighting . . . Map (db m54043) HM
2 Tennessee, Davidson County, Brentwood — Nobles Corner
This 5 acres on the corner of Old Hickory Boulevard and Franklin Road was bought by A. H. Noble in 1929. A registered pharmacist, he operated a drug store here for nearly 20 years when the pharmacy was converted to a restaurant by Albert's son Glenn . . . Map (db m113948) HM
3 Tennessee, Davidson County, Brentwood, Antioch — 238 — Racial Terror Lynchings in America/Lynching of Samuel Smith Reported missing
Racial Terror Lynchings in America Thousands of African American men, women, and children were the victims of lynching and racial terror violence in the United States in the century following the end of the Civil War. As the federal . . . Map (db m220683) HM
4 Tennessee, Davidson County, Brentwood, Neighbors of Granny White — Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1953Map (db m221504) HM
5 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Alexander Smith House Twenty-Four Trees
This house was built on a 640 acre North Carolina land grant awarded in 1793 posthumously to Captain James Leiper for his bravery in defending settlers at Fort Nashboro. He was killed in the Battle of the Bluffs in 1781. He married Susannah Drake in . . . Map (db m165997) HM
6 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Andrew Crockett 1745-1821
Revolutionary War land grant Crockett's home “Forge Seat” across roadMap (db m152006) HM
7 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Beechville
Samuel McCutchen, Charles Brown, and Samuel Edmiston settled here before 1800. Thomas W. Stockett, who built a mill on Little Harpeth River, came by 1802. Near the intersection of Beech Creek Road and the Nashville-Hillsboro Turnpike were various . . . Map (db m149816) HM
8 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Boiling Spring Academy
The City of Brentwood, the Brentwood Historic Commission and the community raised funds for its preservation and restoration. The project included replacing the roof, masonry repairs, restoring windows and doors, and resetting stone . . . Map (db m166003) HM
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9 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Brentwood United Methodist Church
Founded in 1851, the Brentwood United Methodist Church was located on Frierson Street. The building was destroyed by a storm in 1884, and the church was moved to Church Street onto land donated by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh C. Moore. That building was . . . Map (db m146424) HM
10 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Cistern and Root Cellar
Innovation and Sustainability in the 1800's Ravenswood plantation had great examples of the latest in water harvesting and refrigeration during the 1800's. Cisterns and root cellars played very important roles in the day to day life on many . . . Map (db m166382)
11 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Cool Springs House
The two-story log part of this house was built ca. 1830's by James Carothers. His son, Dr. Robert Blake Carothers, added the frame addition in the 1870's. Originally located on Mallory Road, it was moved to this site by the City of Brentwood in 1993 . . . Map (db m149861) HM
12 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Cottonport
Cottonport stands on the site of Mayfield Station, a fort constructed as protection from Indian raids. Built on the site of an Indian town, the station was attacked by Indians in 1788. John Frost, later a captain in the War of 1812, came here from . . . Map (db m151478) HM
13 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — 3 A 4 — Davidson County / Williamson County
Davidson County Established 1783; named in honor of Brig. Gen. William Lee Davidson of North Carolina. Distinguished officer in the Revolutionary War. Served with the Army at Valley Forge. Fought at the Battle of King's Mountain. Killed in . . . Map (db m149818) HM
14 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Edmondson - Little Spring House
One of the essentials for locating a house in pioneer times was for it to be near a source of water. This stone springhouse covered a free flowing spring that furnished water for the Edmondson family who lived here for over 100 years. John Edmondson . . . Map (db m181475) HM
15 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Elmbrooke BarnCirca 1820
This barn, circa 1820, was used as a grain storage facility or corn crib for the family farm. In the late 1800's, the property belonged to the Fly Family who ran a successful dairy in what is now Elmbrooke. By WWII, the property belonged to the . . . Map (db m166383) HM
16 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Forge Seat
Forge Seat was built in 1808 by Samuel Crockett III, one of a large family of Crocketts who settled on extensive tracts of land in this area during the late 1700's. The house took its name from an iron forge on the property where Crockett and his . . . Map (db m54042) HM
17 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — 3D 58 — Forrest's Brentwood Raid
With two brigades of Cavalry in a widely separated encircling or "Pincer" maneuver on the night of March 24, 1863, Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest raided deep behind Federal lines. He completely captured the Federal garrison of 785 officers and . . . Map (db m149824) HM
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18 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Green Hill
This Revolutionary War officer and Methodist leader settled and built his home here in 1799. He was influential in establishing Methodism on the Tennessee frontier and founded the Liberty Methodist Church one mile east. The Western Conference of . . . Map (db m149864) HM
19 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Green Hill & Cannon FarmEdward D. Ball Home
This residence stands upon the northern part of a 717 acre plantation granted in 1799 to Green Hill, Revolutionary War Colonel, philanthropist, and Methodist preacher. His daughter, Lucy Hicks Hill, married Joshua Cannon, also a . . . Map (db m182857) HM
20 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Green Hill Shrine
Green Hill (Nov. 3, 1741-Sept. 11, 1826) moved from North Carolina to the large plantation of which this is a center in 1799. Hill was a Revolutionary War Colonel, generous philanthropist, and a Methodist preacher for over 50 years. On Oct. 1-7, . . . Map (db m149862) HM
21 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Hardscuffle Community
When slaves were freed in 1865, many of them left local plantations and settled just east of the village of Brentwood. Because of its rocky terrain, the area became known as Hardscuffle. There African-Americans organized churches. schools, and . . . Map (db m163072) HM
22 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — 3D 23 — Harpeth Church
This church is built on ground donated by Samuel McCutchen, a Revolutionary War veteran who received it as part of a land grant. O. B. Hayes served as the first pastor: David Bell and Robert McCutchen were elders, and James McCutcheon was . . . Map (db m149817) HM
23 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Highland View1828-1927
For 100 years, the "Cator-McClanahan" plantation was the focal point of life for the inhabitants of this area. The land was developed by Levin Cator in 1823 and became known as "Highland View". It was later inherited by his son Moses in 1848. Near . . . Map (db m159940) HM
24 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Hunt-Little Cemetery
Buried in this cemetery are Gersham Hunt (1765-1818) and his wife Sarah Orton Hunt and their descendants. Gersham Hunt was the son of Jonathan Hunt, one of the founders of the Jersey Colony of North Carolina. He was a member of the North Carolina . . . Map (db m220685) HM
25 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Ida Allen McKay1868 - 1927
President of first home demonstration club in TennesseeMap (db m169330) HM
26 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Johnson Chapel United Methodist Church
Johnson Chapel was established about 1803 on part of Col. Thomas McCrory's property purchased by Maj. John Johnston in 1796. His son Matthew Johnston built the first church here. The land on which that log church stood was deeded to the trustees of . . . Map (db m164727) HM
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27 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Knox-Crockett House
This house was built by Major Andrew Crockett, planter and gunsmith, who came here with his family in the late 1700's. He was the ancestor of several Crockett families who lived in the area. The house is built on a Revolutionary War Grant to Major . . . Map (db m166386) HM
28 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Lipscomb Elementary School
The school was founded as a private academy in the 1860's by Professor William Lipscomb, brother of David Lipscomb, founder of David Lipscomb University. Students were attracted to the school from the local area as well as from other parts of the . . . Map (db m145738) HM
29 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — McEwen Cemetery
David and William McEwen were two of the first white settlers with families in this area. They set aside this family cemetery on land acquired by William in 1789 and David in 1800. William, born in Scotland 1744, emigrated with his family to Penn. . . . Map (db m166411) HM
30 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Midway Plantation Slave Cemetery
A short distance east of this marker is the site of the Midway Plantation slave cemetery which holds the remains of many of the African Americans who labored on the 1,000 acre plantation in the bonds of slavery during the mid-nineteenth century. By . . . Map (db m149826) HM
31 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Mooreland
Mooreland is built on a land grant to Revolutionary War soldier, General Robert Irvin, upon which his daughter and husband, James Moore, settled in 1807. The original log house stood northeast of Mooreland, which was begun in 1838 by their son, . . . Map (db m164729) HM
32 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Owen Chapel
Owen Chapel Church of Christ, established July 24, 1857, continued to meet during the Civil War in a log cabin east of this site. The present building was completed in 1867 on land donated by James C. Owen. Early ministers included Elisha G. Sewell, . . . Map (db m159942) HM
33 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Owen-Moore Cemeteryc. 1899
Below are the names of African-Americans buried here, some of whom were born during slavery, and others who were descendents of emancipated slaves. Several graves are unmarked, but known to be interred here. Birth and death dates are from a . . . Map (db m151440) HM
34 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Primm Historic ParkCity of Brentwood — National Historic Register —
Brentwood City Commission Brian Joe Sweeney, Mayor · Paul Webb, Vice Mayor Anne Dunn · Joe Reagan · Regina Smithson Brentwood Historic Commission Diane Sylvis, Chair · Tracey Blackwell · Arlene Cooke Carole Crigger · Betsy . . . Map (db m202664) HM
35 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Sneed Acres
Sneed Acres was established as a plantation in 1798 by James Sneed (1764-1853) and wife, Bethenia Harden Perkins Sneed (1770-1812). They came to this area from Halifax County, Virginia. Three original buildings remain on this site with a portion . . . Map (db m151476) HM
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36 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — Spring House
What's the Significance? Spring houses were very vital to early settlers as a protected source of natural clean drinking water and a means to preserve food. Reliable springs helped determine the location of farm and plantation homes prior to . . . Map (db m166380)
37 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — The Boiling Spring Site
Once five significant mounds marked the site of an ancient Indian village here. The mounds were between Little Harpeth River and a branch of the Boiling Spring. When the four burial mounds were excavated in 1895 and again in 1920 artifacts were . . . Map (db m164107) HM
38 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — The Stone Box Indian Site
When this subdivision was being developed in 1964, ancient Native American remains were discovered. Work was halted until archaeologists explored the site. They found that a Mississippian culture had flourished in a village near here for 500 years . . . Map (db m164739) HM
39 Tennessee, Williamson County, Brentwood — WSM Broadcasting Transmitter & Antenna
This station began operation October 5, 1932, the anniversary of WSM's founding in 1925 by the National Life and Accident Insurance Company of Nashville. WSM-AM operates on a clear channel frequency of 650 kilohertz with power of 50,000 watts. It . . . Map (db m145744) HM
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Oct. 4, 2023