Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cockrill Spring

Marker ID: THC 3A 36
Location: on West End Avenue (U.S. 70S), Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 8.761    W 086° 48.654
  36.14601666    -86.8109
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3PXG


The house of John Cockrill, an early settler, stood about 60 yards north, near a large spring, whose waters ran northeast into Lick Branch, which emptied Great Salt Lick, around which Nashville was founded. A blacksmith shop stood under the great oak tree nearby. The spring was a stopping place for travelers along Natchez Trace.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission