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Posted on: March 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fort Defiance to offer guided tour of Sevier Station

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Join local historians and reenactors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 25, 2023,  for a tour of Sevier Station, located at 326 Walker St.

Sevier Station was built in 1792 on a 640-acre parcel purchased with the Revolutionary War grant of Valentine Sevier II. Although the Native Virginian is little known, he is a pioneer who experienced the area before it was established as Clarksville.

The building will be open for guests to tour during the event, talk with our interpreter, and interact with a variety of demonstrators.

While guests visit the oldest building in Montgomery County, they will learn the story of the Sevier family and the history of the property.  There will be items on display both inside and outside the home and period reenactors will be demonstrating what life was like for early explorers and settlers along the frontier.

“Sevier Station has such an interesting and complex history,” says Roxanne Jenkins, Associate Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. “It’s important to park staff that we include more on-site interpretation of the station and allow visitors to learn more about Clarksville’s past, before the Civil War, before Tennessee was even a state. 

“Visitors can expect to learn something new as the station comes to life with local reenactors as settlers and frontiersmen,” Jenkins said.

Guests may park at Fort Defiance or along the cul-de-sac on A Street and walk to the site as parking will be limited.

This event is free and open to the public.

For information about Fort Defiance, visit ClarksvilleParkRec.com or call 931-645-7476.

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