Demonbreun's Cave
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica
N 36° 09.922 W 086° 42.913
16S E 525613 N 4002327
Quick Description: Jacques Timothe De Montbran, French Canadian fur trader and later lieutenant governor of the Illinois Country, took refuge in the cave 0.9 mile East of Nashville when attacked by Indians.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2007 11:55:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM1DC2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky
Views: 97

Long Description:
Timothy Demonbreun's Cave, located on the Cumberland River, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 2nd, 1980.

Jacques-Timothée Boucher, Sieur de Montbrun, anglicized as Timothy Demonbreun, (b. Montreal, Québec, Canada, 1747, d. Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 1826) was a French-Canadian fur trader, an officer of the American Revolution, Lieutenant-Governor of the Illinois Territory and is known as the "first citizen" of Nashville, Tennessee. Legend says Timothy Demonbreun was living in a cave and using it in a fur trading business at the time of the founding of Nashville in 1779.

Street address:
1700 Omohundro Drive
(Address on Regsiter but not actually located here)
Nashville, TN USA


County / Borough / Parish: Davidson

Year listed: 1980

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1750-1799

Historic function: Landscape

Current function: Landscape

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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