A living history event at Mansker Station
PHOTO: Mansker Station
County Seat: Gallatin
Living history is big in Sumner County.
In 1780 a settler named Kasper Mansker built a fort along the banks of the creek in Sumner County now named for him. Settlers had to abandon that fort because of Native American raids, but he returned and built another fort about a mile north of that first one. This second Mansker's Station was an important staging post in early Middle Tennessee.
Today they have living history events at a replica of Mansker's Station in Goodlettsville.
A living history event at Rock Castle
They also have living history events at Rock Castle!
The Colonial Fair at Bledsoe's Lick
On the eastern edge of Sumner County is the site of a former settlement called Bledsoe's Fort.
Yet another place where living history events are staged!
And here's the Sumner County Courthouse, which looks very similiar in architectural style to the courthouses in Davidson, Obion and Polk counties. The view seems to be dominated by the "Do Not Enter" sign, doesn't it?