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Richland Park

 
 
Richland Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2020
1. Richland Park Marker
Inscription.  Once a part of the Byrd Douglas plantation, the Nashville Land Improvement Company dedicated ten acres for a public park in 1887. After annexation, the park became a Nashville City Park in 1907, and the City added playground equipment. Richland Perk hosted many community events such as ice cream socials, band concerts, outdoor movies, and sporting events. The community center opened in 1952, and was converted into the Richland Park Library in 1961-62.
 
Erected 2013 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 151.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationEntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas. 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 1887.
 
Location. 36° 9.121′ N, 86° 50.664′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Charlotte Avenue (U.S. 70) just east of 49th Avenue North, on
Richland Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2020
2. Richland Park Marker
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the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4711 Charlotte Ave, 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. Charlotte Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Cohn School / W.R. Rochelle (1904-1989) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cockrill School (approx. ¼ mile away); Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sylvan Park School (approx. half a mile away); Robertson Avenue (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.6 miles away); McConnell Field (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Richland Park branch, Nashville Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2020
3. Richland Park branch, Nashville Public Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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