Mansker's First Fort - Goodlettsville, TN
Posted by: bmon419
N 36° 19.612 W 086° 41.990
16S E 526941 N 4020245
Quick Description: Historic marker for early settlement in Goodlettsville.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 12/3/2011 5:48:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMD83Q
Mansker's First Fort
Davidson County Marker # 72
Text: “Here on west bank of the creek that he discovered in 1772, Kasper Mansker and other first settlers built a log fort in 1779. John Donelson’s family fled here in 1780 for safety from Indians. Mansker abandoned the fort in 1781 and moved to Fort Nashborough. He returned in 1783, built a stronger stockade on east bank of the creek a half mile upstream, and lived there until he died in 1820.”
Marker is easy to get to. Located on Long Hollow Pike, between Cedar Street and Jackson Road. The parking lot of the nearby Kroger is your best bet for public parking.