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Dutchman's Curve Train Wreck

 
 
Dutchman's Curve Train Wreck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 13, 2012
1. Dutchman's Curve Train Wreck Marker
Inscription. The deadliest train wreck in US history occurred on July 9, 1918, when two crowded trains collided head-on at Dutchman's Curve. The impact caused passenger cars to derail into surrounding cornfields, and fires broke out throughout the wreckage. Over 100 died, including many African-American workers journeying to work at the munitions plant near Old Hickory.
 
Erected 2008 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 128.)
 
Location. 36° 7.633′ N, 86° 51.023′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on White Bridge Pike 0.1 miles east of Post Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Johnson's Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Montgomery Bell Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Craighead House (approx. 1.3 miles away); West End High School (approx. 1.5 miles away); Richland-West End
Dutchman's Curve Train Wreck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 13, 2012
2. Dutchman's Curve Train Wreck Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); War on the Home Front (approx. 1.6 miles away); Belle Meade Plantation (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  1918 Dutchman's Curve Train Wreck. (Submitted on February 13, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansRailroads & StreetcarsWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 1,622 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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