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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tennessee State Capitol

 
 
Tennessee State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
1. Tennessee State Capitol Marker
Inscription. Designed by William Strickland, noted Philadelphia architect who also designed the tower of Independence Hall. Construction was commenced in 1845 and completed 1859. Strickland died in 1854 and is entombed in the north portico. His son Francis, supervised construction from 1854 to 1857. Slaves and convicts quarried and transported limestone for the Capitol, which was used as a fortress during the Civil War. President and Mrs. James K. Polk are buried on the east lawn.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 34.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Liberty Bell Replica marker series.
 
Location. 36° 9.911′ N, 86° 47.021′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 600 Charlotte Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37243, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Alvin C. York (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Founding of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (about 400 feet away); Andrew Jackson
Tennessee State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
2. Tennessee State Capitol
(about 400 feet away); Holy Rosary Cathedral (about 500 feet away); Tomb of James Knox Polk (about 500 feet away); James K. Polk (about 600 feet away); Votes for Women (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .
1. James K. Polk. (Submitted on November 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
2. Tennessee State Capitol, Photos of. (Submitted on November 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
3. William Strickland. (Submitted on November 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Nathan Bedford Forrest image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, December 14, 2007
3. Nathan Bedford Forrest
We Must Never Forget image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, December 14, 2007
4. We Must Never Forget
Andrew Johnson statue image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, December 14, 2007
5. Andrew Johnson statue
Wide view of Tennessee State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 15, 2015
6. Wide view of Tennessee State Capitol Marker
The marker is on the pillar on the right of the right-most stairs.
Tennessee State Capitol Tower designed by Wm. Strickland image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
7. Tennessee State Capitol Tower designed by Wm. Strickland
This replica is located in the State Museum in Nashville, Tn.
Tomb of President James K. Polk and First Lady Sarah C. Polk image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 15, 2015
8. Tomb of President James K. Polk and First Lady Sarah C. Polk
On the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol and mentioned in the marker text.
Tower on Independence Hall Philadephia, PA, also designed by Wm. Strickland image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2007
9. Tower on Independence Hall Philadephia, PA, also designed by Wm. Strickland
Andrew Jackson statue image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, December 14, 2007
10. Andrew Jackson statue
A tribute to our soldiers image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, December 14, 2007
11. A tribute to our soldiers
Replica of the Liberty Bell on the eastern grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 15, 2015
12. Replica of the Liberty Bell on the eastern grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol.
 
 
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