Lock One is Awesomely Creepy

The sign reads:

Heaton’s Station

On this bluff in 1780, pioneers who came with James Robertson built Heaton’s (also called Eaton’s) station. It and two other forts (Freeland’s and Nashborough) withstood all Indian attacks and saved the Cumberland settlements. On the river below were successively a buffalo ford, ferry, and Lock No. 1. The home of Amos Heaton stood 100 feet north.


One thought on “Lock One is Awesomely Creepy

  1. The signage could have been written by Wendell Berry…centuries of human use over eons of animal use until you get down to where the bank has met the water at a shallows for an era or so. Places like that offer us so many ways to tell time.

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