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

The Parthenon

 
 
The Parthenon Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. The Parthenon Marker
Inscription. Erected as the central structure of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, 1897, this is the only full-scale reproduction of the fifth century B.C. Athenian temple and is exact in almost every detail to the original. The idea of reproducing the magnificent building was conceived by Major E. C. Lewis, Director General of the Exposition. The building served as a gallery of fine arts during the commemoration.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 93.)
 
Location. 36° 8.787′ N, 86° 48.601′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on West End Ave. (U.S. 70S) near the park entrance road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anne Dallas Dudley (within shouting distance of this marker); Cockrill Spring (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lieutenant James Simmons Timothy (about 600 feet away); United Nations Visit To Nashville (approx. 0.2 miles away); John W. Thomas (approx. mile away); Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys
The Parthenon Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. The Parthenon Marker
(approx. mile away); Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); The Nashville Parthenon (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Nashville.gov Parthenon Website. (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Jan Duke of Nashville, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. LandmarksNotable Buildings
 
Statue of Athena, Parthenon, Nashville, TN image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
3. Statue of Athena, Parthenon, Nashville, TN
The Parthenon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 3, 2012
4. The Parthenon Marker
The marker as seen from across West End Avenue
The Parthenon image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
5. The Parthenon
Tennessee's Parthenon is located in Centennial Park.
The Parthenon image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
6. The Parthenon
View is from the northeast, overlooking Centennial Park Pond.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,414 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   4. submitted on , by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma.   5, 6. submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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