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McConnell Field

 
 
McConnell Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 21, 2020
1. McConnell Field Marker
Inscription.  In 1927 the City of Nashville bought 131 acres from Warren Sloan and made this the city airport, named for Lieut. Brower McConnell, Tennessee National Guard pilot who died that year in an air crash. Aircraft outgrew the field in the 1930s and moved to Sky Harbor and Berry Field. The Works Progress Administration constructed the McCabe Golf Course, named for former Park Commission Chairman Charles McCabe, in 1939-1940.
 
Erected 1970 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 33.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceCharity & Public WorkParks & Recreational AreasSports. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 36° 8.475′ N, 86° 50.484′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 21, 2020
2. McConnell Field Marker
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of 46th Avenue North and Murphy Road, on the right when traveling south on 46th Avenue North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 46th Ave N, Nashville TN 37209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named McConnell Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sylvan Park School (approx. ¼ mile away); The Craighead House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cohn School / W.R. Rochelle (1904-1989) (approx. 0.7 miles away); Charlotte Road (approx. ¾ mile away); Richland Park (approx. ¾ mile away); Montgomery Bell Academy (approx. 0.8 miles away); Johnson's Station (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
More about this marker. There are two markers with the title of McConnell Field with the same marker (33) number. The text is different.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on March 24, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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