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Parks and Recreation

Fort Nashborough

Fort NashboroughFort Nashborough historic marker

On January 1, 1780, James Robertson founded Nashville when he led his group of pioneers across the frozen Cumberland river to a place called The Cedar Bluffs. These men built a fort here called Nashborough, which would shelter the first families until Indian attacks ended in 1792.

HOURS: Self-guided tours daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm.


LOCATION: Riverfront Park, downtown Nashville.

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