Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Ziegler's Station

Marker ID: THC 3B 33
Location: intersection of Hartsville Pike and Zieglers Fort Rd (a.k.a.: Brights Lane), Gallatin, TN
County: Sumner
Coordinates: N 36° 23.867    W 086° 21.683
  36.39778333    -86.36138333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


This station was built in 1790 near Bledsoe Creek by Joseph Ziegler to protect early settlers. In 1791, it was attacked by a war party of Creek, Cherokee, and Chickamauga Indians, killing ten persons and taking eighteen prisoners. A forced march was made to Chattanooga being unsuccessfully pursued by Gen. James Winchester and local militia. All prisoners were later ransomed by Gen. James White, founder of Knoxville, and brother of a captive, Sarah White Wilson.