Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Gordon House

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 407) south of Williamsport Pike (Tennessee Route 50), Williamsport, TN
County: Maury
Coordinates: N 35° 43.213    W 087° 15.668
  35.72021666    -87.26113333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


One of the few remaining buildings associated with the Old Natchez Trace is the house of ferry operator John Gordon.

In the early 1800s Gordon made an agreement with the Chickasaw Chief George Colbert to operate a trading post and ferry on the Duck River.

Military expeditions with General Andrew Jackson kept him away from home much of the time. His wife Dorathea supervised the construction of the present house in 1817-18. John Gordon died shortly after it was completed, but Mrs. Gordon lived here until her death in 1859.

Erected by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service.