The Gordon House

The Gordon House (HM14WJ)

Location: Williamsport, TN 38487 Navarro County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 43.213', W 87° 15.668'

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One of the few remaining buildings associated with the Old Natchez Trace is the house of ferry operator John Gordon.

In the early 1800s Gordon made an agreement with the Chickasaw Chief George Colbert to operate a trading post and ferry on the Duck River.

Military expeditions with General Andrew Jackson kept him away from home much of the time. His wife Dorathea supervised the construction of the present house in 1817-18. John Gordon died shortly after it was completed, but Mrs. Gordon lived here until her death in 1859.
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HM NumberHM14WJ
Series This marker is part of the Natchez Trace series
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Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 476381 N 3952948
Decimal Degrees35.72021667, -87.26113333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 43.213', W 87° 15.668'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 43' 12.78" N, 87° 15' 40.08" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 Gordon Ferry Trail, Williamsport TN 38487, US
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