Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forge Seat

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Location: on Willson Pike south of Crockett Rd., Brentwood, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 58.626    W 086° 46.593
  35.9771    -86.77655
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3MKE


Forge Seat was built in 1808 by Samuel Crockett III, one of a large family of Crocketts who settled on extensive tracts of land in this area during the late 1700s. The house took its name from an iron forge on the property where Crockett and his son, Andrew Crockett, made rifles, which were identified by their fine craftsmanship and the initials "S. & A. C." engraved on the barrels. Andrew Jackson stopped here on the way to the Indian wars to arm his soldiers with Crockett rifles. Samuel and Andrew Crockett and other family members are buried in this cemetery.

Williamson County Historical Society.