Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Great French Lick

Marker ID: THC 3A 31
Location: Jefferson Street, 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


In 1710, a French trader from New Orleans had a trading post near the salt and sulphur spring which attracted game of all kinds. His successor was Charles Charleville, who died here in 1780, aged 84. The spring was about 300 yards southwest; the trading post was on this spot.