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

Luke Lea Heights

5 miles ahead on Scenic Drive

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 25, 2013
1. Luke Lea Heights Marker
Inscription. Luke Lea (1879-1945) envisioned this park, gave to the city in 1927 the original 868 acres, and asked that the land be named for his father-in-law, Percy Warner. Founder of the Nashville Tennessean, Lea was a key developer of Belle Meade, a U.S. senator, organizer and colonel of the 114th Field Artillery, WWI. To honor him the Park Board named a high hill and overlook Lea Heights.
 
Erected 1990 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 86.)
 
Location. 36° 4.917′ N, 86° 52.067′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Belle Meade Boulevard at Warner Park Entrance. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Percy Warner Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belle Meade Farm Freedom (approx. 1.7 miles away); Belle Meade Plantation (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Belle Meade Plantation (approx. 1.7 miles away); War on the Home Front (approx.
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By Don Morfe, July 25, 2013
2. Luke Lea Heights Marker
1.7 miles away); The Natchez Trace (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Harpeth Hall School (approx. 2.2 miles away); Julia McClung Green (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
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Luke Lea Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 25, 2013
3. Luke Lea Heights Marker
In memory of the Colonel Luke Lea 1879-1949 So that posterity might enjoy the benefits of a public park preserved in its natural beauty. In 1927 Colonel Lea gave the original tract of 868 acres of this land to the city of Nashville requesting that the park bear the name of his father-in-law, the late Percy Warner. Erected by officers who served under Colonel Lea in the114th Field Artillery during the First World War.
Luke Lea Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 25, 2013
4. Luke Lea Heights Marker
Luke Lea Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 25, 2013
5. Luke Lea Heights Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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