Mansker's First Fort - Goodlettsville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 6

Long Description:

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.”

Erected 1981

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.

Marker Name: Mansker's First Fort

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Fort

Marker Number: 72

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
The Tennessee Society, Daughters of the American Colonists; and The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County


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