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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hendersonville, 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 (818) Cheatham County, TN (16) Robertson County, TN (39) Rutherford County, TN (210) Sumner County, TN (108) Williamson County, TN (386) Wilson County, TN (59)  DavidsonCounty(818) Davidson County (818)  CheathamCounty(16) Cheatham County (16)  RobertsonCounty(39) Robertson County (39)  RutherfordCounty(210) Rutherford County (210)  SumnerCounty(108) Sumner County (108)  WilliamsonCounty(386) Williamson County (386)  WilsonCounty(59) Wilson County (59)
Nashville is the county seat for Davidson County
Hendersonville is in Davidson County
      Davidson County (818)  
      Cheatham County (16)  
      Robertson County (39)  
      Rutherford County (210)  
      Sumner County (108)  
      Williamson County (386)  
      Wilson County (59)  
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1Tennessee (Davidson County), Hendersonville — Davidson County / Sumner 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. Killed in action at Cowan’s Ford, N.C., 1781. . . . Map (db m2374) HM
2Tennessee (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
3Tennessee (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
4Tennessee (Sumner County), Hendersonville — Eventide
The National Register Tennessee Historical Commission Eventide c. 1830 of Historic PlacesMap (db m178496) HM
5Tennessee (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
6Tennessee (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
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7Tennessee (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
8Tennessee (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
9Tennessee (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
10Tennessee (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
11Tennessee (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
12Tennessee (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
13Tennessee (Sumner County), Hendersonville — Taylor Swift — Tennessee Music Pathways —
Taylor Swift wasn't born in Tennessee, but it's impossible to imagine the record-breaking superstar without her connection to the Volunteer State. Swift moved to Nashville when she was 14, and her songs — vividly written, insanely catchy, and wise . . . Map (db m178387) HM
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14Tennessee (Sumner County), Hendersonville — 3A 242 — The Cash Home
Referred to as "nature's house,” builder Braxton Dixon designed the Cash Home. Rugged beauty existed with open rafters, barn boards and a wall of native limestone. The 14,000 square foot home overlooked Old Hickory Lake with panoramic views . . . Map (db m151865) HM
15Tennessee (Sumner County), Hendersonville — The Isaacs — Tennessee Music Pathways —
The Isaacs, a family group that began performing in the early 1970s, moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee in 2000. Their music crosses between gospel, bluegrass, country, and Americana, and even though the group has had several lineup changes, Lily . . . Map (db m178506) HM
16Tennessee (Sumner County), Hendersonville — 3A 243 — The Orchard
This pristine site overlooking Old Hickory Lake had its roots in tragedy. In 1968 Johnny Cash's good friend, Roy Orbison, sold him the land after fire destroyed his home and took two of his three sons' lives. Cash promised Orbison never to build . . . Map (db m151862) HM
17Tennessee (Sumner County), Hendersonville — 3B 53 — William Henderson1752-circa 1807
Captain William Henderson was a Revolutionary soldier born in Virginia. He and his wife, Lockey Trigg, moved to Sumner County in the late 1790s and later bought property between Sanders Ferry and Walton Ferry Roads upon which they built a log home. . . . Map (db m149954) HM
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Oct. 5, 2022