Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Timothy Demonbreun

Marker ID: NHC 44
Location: On 3rd Ave. at Broadway, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 09.698    W 086° 46.562
  36.16163333    -86.77603333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM7MGB


Jacques-Timothée de Montbrun, born on Mar. 23, 1741, in Boucherville, Quebec, was the first white man to live in the Nashville area. Beginning in 1769, he spent several winters here trading for furs. He server as Lieut. Gov. of Illinois Country, 1783~86. He became permanent resident of Nashville in 1790, operating store & tavern. Died at home on this site, Oct. 30, 1826.