Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center

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Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center

Tennessee

(931) 472-3351

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Located on a bluff 200 feet above the confluence of the Red and Cumberland Rivers in Clarksville, Tennessee, the Fort Defiance site has been a hub of activity for more than two centuries. Originally inhabited by American Indians, white settlers began arriving in the late 18th Century. During the Civil War, the hilltop was chosen by Confederate troops as a site to construct a fort to defend the river approach to Clarksville. A visitor today will find Fort Defiance remarkable well preserved, the outer earthworks, powder magazine and gun platforms are still discernable. The park features an Interpretive Center and nearly a mile of walking trails. The Interpretive Center features exhibits about the surrounding area and the fort during the Civil War era.

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Latitude, Longitude: 36.543513, -87.373642

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(931) 472-3351

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