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Fort Nashborough

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Fort Nashborough

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On January 1, 1780, Nashville was founded when James Robertson led his group of pioneers across the frozen Cumberland River to a place called the Cedar Bluffs. It was here that these men built a fort called Nashborough, which would be shelter for the first families until Indian attacks ended in 1792.

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Fort Nashborough

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170 1st Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37201


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Daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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