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Cockrill Bend

 
 
Cockrill Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 5, 2020
1. Cockrill Bend Marker
Inscription.  In 1786, the State of N.C. granted Gen. James Robertson several large tracts of land in this area. Robertson's Bend was renamed after the Cockrill family who established several farms and a mill here before the Civil War. The Romanesque-style third Tenn. State Penitentiary, designed by Chattanooga architect S.M. Patton, was built from 1893-97 and had 50 buildings. It closed in 1992. Ford Glass Plant opened in 1956 as one of the world's largest automobile glass manufacturers.
 
Erected 2019 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 192.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceLaw EnforcementRoads & VehiclesSettlements & 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 1768.
 
Location. 36° 10.283′ N, 86° 51.773′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson
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County. Marker is at the intersection of Centennial Boulevard and Bomar Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Centennial Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Bomar Blvd, Nashville TN 37209, 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. Chickasaw Treaty (approx. half a mile away); “Travelers' Rest” (approx. one mile away); Cockrill School (approx. 1˝ miles away); Sykes Field (approx. 1˝ miles away); Robertson Avenue (approx. 1˝ miles away); Battle of Nashville (approx. 1˝ miles away); St. Ann Catholic Church and School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cohen Building (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Regarding Cockrill Bend. The historic Tennessee State Penitentiary was heavily damaged by a tornado in March, 2020.
 
Cockrill Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 5, 2020
2. Cockrill Bend Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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