Historic Markers Across Tennessee

First Long Hunters

Marker ID: THC 3A 140
Location: Caldwell Drive near Jackson Road, Goodlettsville, TN
County: Sumner
Coordinates: N 36° 19.35    W 086° 41.411
  36.3225    -86.69018333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


1765, 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.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission