Colonel James Robertson

Colonel James Robertson (HMG2T)

Location: Nashville, TN 37201 Davidson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 9.855', W 86° 46.522'

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In honor of
Colonel James Robertson
Born 1742 in Virginia
Died 1814 in Tennessee

He came from eastern North Carolina to the Watauga Settlement in what is now eastern Tennessee 1769-1770, where he was a leader in Civil and Indian Affairs.

Conducted the "Land Party" of settlers to the French Lick in 1779-1780, built this fort Nashborough and defended it in all the various Indian attacks. Remained with the colony when many had forsaken it during a period of great stress, suffering and discouragement, and gave to it a whole life-time of patriotic service.

The verdict of history well entitles him the name of: "The Father of West (now Middle) Tennessee" and the "Founder of Nashville."

"He possessed to an eminent degree the confidence and esteem of all his contemporaries, and merited all the eulogium and affection which the most ardent of his countrymen have ever bestowed upon him.. His services in peace and war are gratefully remembered."
HM NumberHMG2T
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 520203 N 4002189
Decimal Degrees36.16425000, -86.77536667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 9.855', W 86° 46.522'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 9' 51.30" N, 86° 46' 31.32" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 142-256 1st Ave N, Nashville TN 37201, US
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