The area has its own United States post office, designated by the Zip code It was during this third expedition that Bledsoe followed the ancient buffalo paths to the creek and salt lick that now bear his name, and where he would eventually construct his fort. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The long hunters typically followed the Cumberland River and its headwaters, from southwestern Virginia into Middle Tennessee. We're having trouble loading this content. As settlers poured into the Upper Cumberland region, conflict with the region's Native American inhabitants intensified. A party of twenty-eight Creeks had passed through boasting of having the scalp of the great warrior Colonel.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology | Middle Tennessee State University
Expeditions, led by Henry Scaggs in and James Smith in , passed through what is now Sumner County, Kentucky and hunted extensively in the Upper Cumberland region. The spring that furnished the minerals for Bledsoe's Lick flows at the base of the hill a few hundred yards east of the fort site. Anthony Bledsoe , the older of the two, served in the French and Indian War and in various capacities with the Virginia militia. They worked in pairs, eating their lunch back to back, sleeping in shifts.
The site is now part of Bledsoe's Fort Historical Park , a public park established in by Sumner County residents and Bledsoe's descendants. Slavery was a very harsh system. Intergenerational service learning benefits everyone. Wynnewood ,, Walter T.
Views Read Edit View history. A short loop trail— part of which follows a section of Avery's Trace— provides access to the fort site and other features. Acts of General Assembly, Chap. Click on the links to find out why. In , frontiersman Hugh Rogan — was nearly killed in an ambush in the vicinity of what is now Cragfont. Among the first documented English-American explorers, in the Upper Cumberland region, were the long hunters , so-called, because of the long duration of their hunting expeditions.