Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Demonbreum's Cave

Marker ID: THC 3A 32
Location: along the Cumberland River next to Music City Star Train Depot and pedestrian bridge, south of Riverfront Park, 1st Avenue South, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 9.705    W 086° 46.402
  36.16175    -86.77336666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM88J


Jaques-Timothe De Montbrun, French Canadian fur trader and later lieutenant governor of the Illinois Country, visited in this area as early as 1769. On at least one occasion he took refuge in the cave 0.9 mile N. when attacked by Indians. He settled in Nashville in 1790, living there until his death in 1826.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.