The Gordon House

The Gordon House (HM1L1C)

Location: Williamsport, TN 38487
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 43.209', W 87° 15.605'

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One of the few remaining buildings associated with the Old Natchez Trace is the house of ferry operator John Gordon. Built in 1817-18, the Gordon House was one of the first brick homes in this area.

In the early 1800's, Gordon settled here as ferry operator, trader, farmer, and Indian fighter. Because military expeditions kept him away from home, his wife Dorothea supervised the building of the house. Gordon died shortly after it was completed, but Mrs. Gordon lived here until her death in 1859. In 1978 the National Park Service restored the house to its original appearance.

A ten-minute walk beginning here leads to a section of the original Natchez Trace and the Duck River ferry site.
HM NumberHM1L1C
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 476476 N 3952940
Decimal Degrees35.72015000, -87.26008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 43.209', W 87° 15.605'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 43' 12.54" N, 87° 15' 36.3" W
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Area Code(s)931
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Gordon Ferry Trail, Williamsport TN 38487, US
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