Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Casper Mansker 1746–1820



Marker ID: THC 3B 23
Location: on South Main Street (U.S. 31W) near Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 19.25    W 086° 42.8
  36.32083333    -86.71333333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Casper Mansker
1746–1820


Two blocks west is the grave of this renowned frontiersman and Goodlettsville’s first citizen. Coming first to the Cumberland Settlements in 1770, he returned in 1780 and built his fort one-half mile north on Mansker’s creek. He repeatedly fought marauding Indians to protect the first white settlers of this region and was made colonel in the frontier militia. He lived the remainder of his life at his fort which was called Mansker’s Station.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.