Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Freeland's Station

Marker ID: THC 3A 42
Location: in the median on 8th Avenue North (U.S. 41), Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 10.719    W 086° 47.701
  36.17865    -86.79501666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


On this site stood one of the principal stations of the Cumberland Settlements. Felix Robertson, son of Col. James Robertson and the first white child born in the Settlement, was born here, Jan. 11, 1781. On Jan. 15 the fort was heavily attacked by Indians, who were repulsed and driven westward.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.