“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Votes for Women

Votes for Women Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 1, 2010
1. Votes for Women Marker
Inscription. On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, thereby giving all American women the right to vote. After weeks of intense lobbying by national leaders, Tennessee passed the measure by one vote. The headquarters for both suffragists, wearing yellow roses, and anti-suffragists, wearing red roses, were in the Hermitage Hotel.
Erected 1995 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 94.)
Location. 36° 9.821′ N, 86° 46.969′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Capitol Blvd. and Union St. on Capitol Blvd.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37219, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James K. Polk (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee State Capitol (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tennessee Ornithological Society (about 700 feet away); Alvin C. York (about 700 feet away); Andrew Johnson (about 800 feet away); Nashville Sit-Ins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Downtown Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Founding of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
Also see . . .  Women's Suffrage in the United States - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 75 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo   1. submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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