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Avery's Trace, also called the Nashville Road, was authorized in 1787 to connect Knoxville to Nashville, Tennessee.


Historical Background

In 1787 the North Carolina legislature considered Tennessee part of its territory and authorized the blazing of a settlers' trail by Peter Avery, along with 300 soldiers to protect that road. The trail connected East Tennessee (Knoxville) with Middle Tennessee (French Lick, or Nashville).


  • Fort Southwest Point, Kingston, Roane, Tennessee (South end of Clinch Mountain)
  • Fort Blount, Jackson, Tennessee
  • Bledsoe’s Fort, Castalian Springs, Sumner, Tennessee
  • Mansker’s Fort, Goodlettsville, Davidson, Tennessee
  • Fort Nashborough, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee

Settlers and Records

For partial list of settlers who used the Avery's Trace, see .

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