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Marrowbone Community History Presentation Set for July 11

The presentation on the Marrowbone Community will be given by Steve Taylor (Photo: Submitted)

To learn more about the Marrowbone Community, you are invited to attend the July 11, 2024 Cheatham County Historical & Genealogical Association meeting at 6:30 pm in the David McCullough room at Sycamore Square. This event is free to everyone. 

The presentation on the Marrowbone Community will be given by Steve Taylor, a retired attorney and a life-long student of Tennessee History.Taylor was born in Nashville’s Baptist Hospital, raised in the northern parts of Davidson County, and graduated from Goodlettsville High School. Both his parents were born and raised along Marrowbone Creek where all members of his family have resided- most since the early 1800s. While growing up, Steve and many of his 23 first cousins spent weekends and summers wandering the hills, wading the creeks, and hearing stories of early life along Marrowbone Creek. 

Topics he will discuss: Identifying and discussing the core families that inhabited the area from the late 1700s until modern times; Churches, Schools, Cemeteries that have existed in the area; the impact and stories from the Civil War; the business of the community over the years, including farming, logging, mills, and mines; the infamous “Cabin Fire” in 1938 which killed four young men, mostly from the leading families of Marrowbone and the impact of prohibition and moonshine on the Community.

The Cheatham County Historical & Genealogical Association (CCHGA) is a 501 (c) 3 organization celebrating 30 years preserving Cheatham County history.  Email or call 615.792.3623 for information on the CCHGA or this event.


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