Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Battle of the Bluffs

Marker ID:  
Location: on the side of a building on the corner of Broadway and 3rd Ave., Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 09.691    W 086° 46.571
  36.16151666    -86.77618333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM7MG9


Raged around this point April 2, 1871 between Cherokee Indians and settlers. Loosed by Mrs. James Robertson, dogs from the fort attacked the Indians allowing settlers to escape to the fort. Many were killed including Captain James Leiper.

Erected by Nashville Optimist Club 1928