Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
May-Granbery House and Alford Cemetery
Revolutionary War Pvt. John Alford built a two-room house on this land c. 1810, expanding it in 1812 and 1820. The Alford cemetery retains three markers that were placed as early as 1822. The c. 1830 brick two-story Federal dwelling was home to James F. May, grandson of Knoxville founder Gen. James White. May purchased the land in 1837 and resided here until his death. James T. Granbery inherited and restored the house in 1939, and established Seven Springs Farm on the estate.
Erected 2018 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 168.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. 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 1810.
Location. 36° 2.869′ N, 86° 45.331′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood TN 37027, 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. Oglesby Community House (approx. one mile away); Early History (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Caldwell Years (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ellington Agricultural Center (approx. 1.1 miles away); Caring for Historic Cabins (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kitchen Garden History (approx. 1.1 miles away); Crieve Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ellington Agricultural Center (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Also see . . . The May House Davidson Co., TN. PDF document from the Alford American Family Association's Spring 1996 newsletter. (Submitted on March 31, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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