Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bledsoe's Lick

Marker ID: THC 3B 5
Location: on Old Highway 25 east of Hartsville Pike, Castalian Springs, TN
County: Sumner
Coordinates: N 36° 23.667    W 086° 18.867
  36.39445    -86.31445
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The spring to the north was a rendezvous for salt-seeking game in the pre-pioneer days. First settlers came in 1779. In 1787, Isaac and Anthony Bledsoe and their families settled here. The two brothers were killed by Indians and are buried in the family plot 500 yards northwest. Bledsoe Female Academy also near here.