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Lake Providence Community

 
 
Lake Providence Community Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 21, 2020
1. Lake Providence Community Marker
Inscription.  Soon after the Civil War, freed slave families established farms and dairies in this community named for Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church. The church was founded in 1868 by Rev. Larry A. Thompson, a traveling missionary. The first church building and school stood nearby. Many roads in this area are named for African-American settlers.
 
Erected 1996 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 99.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 36° 4.302′ N, 86° 43.438′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Nolensville Pike (Alternate U.S. 31) and Winston Avenue West, on the right when traveling south on Nolensville Pike. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 4506 Nolensville Pike, Nashville TN 37211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Haywood (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kurdish Americans in Nashville (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kitchen Garden History (approx. 1.4 miles away); Caring for Historic Cabins (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ellington Agricultural Center (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Caldwell Years (approx. 1.4 miles away); Early History (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Ellington Agricultural Center (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Lake Providence Community Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 21, 2020
2. Lake Providence Community Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 28, 2023