Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fort Defiance

Fort Defiance on the bluff overlooking the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers in Clarksville, Tennessee. Civil War defensive fort, 1861.

View from the bluff, of the bottom land by the river and the long wooden train trestle.

Interpretive Center built 2011, 150th anniversary of Civil War.

Four acre park features earthen fort and walking trails.

Clarksville TN
Population 132,929
5th largest city in TN
Elevation 509 at courthouse, 382 at river
Founded 1785
'Queen of the Cumberland'
Confluence of Cumberland River and Red River

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