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Site of Original Gas Works

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 18, 2014
1. Site of Original Gas Works Marker
Inscription. The Nashville Gas Light Co., founded Mar. 1850, with General Washington Barrow, President, built first gas works in Tennessee for manufacturing gas from coal. First street lamp was lighted Feb. 13, 1851 at Second Ave. North and Public Square. Natural gas piped from Texas was first used in Nashville on August 5, 1946.
 
Erected 1978 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number No. 39.)
 
Location. 36° 10.278′ N, 86° 46.848′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 2nd Avenue North. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tomb of James Knox Polk (approx. 0.4 miles away); Holy Rosary Cathedral (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Founding of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alvin C. York (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andrew Johnson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacques Timothe Boucher de Montbrun (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Seeing Eye (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
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Site of Original Gas Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 18, 2014
2. Site of Original Gas Works Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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