Captain John Gordon 1763-1819

Captain John Gordon 1763-1819 (HM1KZP)

Location: Nashville, TN 37203 Davidson County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 9.533', W 86° 46.919'

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First Postmaster of Nashville 1796-1797

Born in Virginia came to Nashville in 1782. Became a noted defender against the Indians of Old Fort Nashboro and the frontier settlements. Captain of a spy company of the Davidson County Regiment, participated in the Nickajack Expedition which ended Indian atrocities on the Cumberland. As Captain of the spies, reporting only to General Jackson, he distinguished himself in every battle of Jackson's Creek Campaign. In 1814 he performed alone a mission of great danger, as Jackson's special envoy to the Spanish Governor of Pensacola, which resulted in the capture of Pensacola and the cession of Florida to the United States. He led his company during the Seminole War of 1817-1818. Buried at Columbia, Tenn.
Year Placed1932
Placed ByDivision of History State of Tennessee and Descendants of John Gordon
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Date Added Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 519609 N 4001593
Decimal Degrees36.15888333, -86.78198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 9.533', W 86° 46.919'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 9' 31.98" N, 86° 46' 55.14" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 763-799 TN-24, Nashville TN 37203, US
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