Fort Nashborough, Nashville

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Fort Nashborough was the stockade established in early 1779 in the French Lick area of the Cumberland River valley, as a forerunner to the settlement that would become the city of Nashville, Tennessee. The log stockade was square in shape and covered 2 acres (8,100 m2). It contained 20 log cabins and was protection for the settlers against wild animals and Indians. Today, a reconstructed fortification, maintained by Nashville Parks and Recreation, stands near the site of the original structure.
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  • Fort Nashborough is a reconstruction of the first settlement in Nashville on the Cumberland River. It was first built in 1780 by settlers who built a small fort there. The fort itself is very small....  more »
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  • This is a cool little stop off of the beaten path of Broadway. There isn't much there except for the historic log buildings. But, its really cool to have a little piece of history that survived and still being maintained in the downtown area. Its probably not something that I would go to downtown to visit, but if I am walking around it is a nice little side distraction to the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • We arrived to find all the buildings closed and locked. Don't know if it was a scheduled shut down or what, there were no signs to that effect. But we walked through the fort and read all the signs and enjoyed ourselves regardless. Being in the fort makes you feel like you're stepping back in time. Also got a great shot of Nissan stadium. So definitely put this on your list, just call first 🤣

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