Historic Markers Across Tennessee

First Long Hunters, 1765

Marker ID: THC 3A 140
Location: Moss Wright Park, Goodlettsville, TN
County: Davidson
Waymark: None


Henry Skaggs, his brothers, Charles and Richard, and Joseph Drake, and a group of other long hunters were the first Anglo-Saxons to explore this area. They made their campsite at Mansker's Lick, opening the doorway for the future settlement of Goodlettsville and Middle Tennessee.