Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Fort Nashborough

Marker ID: THC 3A 33
Location: on 1st Avenue North 0.1 miles south of Church Street, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 9.863    W 086° 46.537
  36.16438333    -86.77561666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMHQQ


The original stockade fronted on the river slightly north of here, covering and area of about two acres. In that enclosure, on May 13, 1780, representatives of this and other settlements met and adopted the Cumberland Compact for the government of the new settlement. About 500 yards west, April 2, 1781, settlers, assisted by dogs, drove off the Indians in the Battle of the Bluffs.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commissi