If I could have this map in real life, I would wet my pants with glee. I warn you ahead of time, this is not safe for work. Not because there is anything dirty about it, but because you will lose an hour to it just like that.
Anyway, I have taken a look at this map side by side with Google maps to make some guesses about how the roads were.
As you can see, Clarksville Pike, as we know it now, did not exist. Dry Fork Creek was the main road through my neck of the woods and it looks like about where that little Methodist church is is where all of the action at the bottom of the ridge was. But look at that hook in little Marrowbone creek right by the Demonbreun house.
Doesn’t that look like that same hook in the creek in the Google map? I’m pretty sure that I could find that place, no problem, even if there’s not still a house there.
Also, just for kicks, you guys might not recognize the name of the town here, but you sure must recognize that hairpin turn if you’ve ever been up White’s Creek Pike to Joelton. It tickles me so much.
I have to say, I like “Paradise Hill” better than “Joelton,” but that’s just me.
Anyway, this map is about 1870, which is a couple of decades after Elizabeth shrugged off her mortal coil, so it’s hard to know if that Demonbreun house is her house, but at least it shows Demonbreuns clear over almost to me, which lends credence to her having a tavern near me.