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Tennessee Historical Marker, Mansker Creek


  
Tennessee Historical Marker, Mansker Creek

Tennessee Historical Marker, Mansker Creek, Goodlettsville.
"Here on the west bank of the creek that he discovered in 1772, Kasper Mansker and other first settlers built a log fort in 1779. John Donelson's family fled here in 1780 for safety from Indians. Mansker abandoned the fort in 1781 and moved to Fort Nashborough. He returned in 1783, built a stronger stockade on the east bank of the creek a half mile upstream and lived there until he died in 1820."