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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home

 
 
Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 20, 2020
1. Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home Marker
Front (obscured) view
Inscription.  On July 6, 1891, the Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home was established on this site. The orphanage was housed in the Hotel Delaware. With the encouragement of Mrs. Roger Eastman, the Tennessee Baptist Convention endorsed the home in 1894 as its official child-caring institution, the forerunner of the Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 131.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 6, 1891.
 
Location. 36° 9.283′ N, 86° 50.266′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and 42nd Avenue North, on the right when traveling west on Delaware Avenue. Marker is located at an industrial business, immediately behind a fence that partially obscures it. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4211 Georgia Avenue, Nashville TN 37209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 20, 2020
2. Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home Marker
Rear view, photographed through fence opening.
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distance of this marker. Charlotte Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Preston Taylor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Richland Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cockrill School (approx. half a mile away); Cohn School / W.R. Rochelle (1904-1989) (approx. half a mile away); Sylvan Park School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cavalry Action (Dec 15, 1864) (approx. 0.8 miles away); McConnell Field (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  History — Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes. From the organization's website. (Submitted on June 21, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home image. Click for full size.
By Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes, Inc, 1911
3. Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home
Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 20, 2020
4. Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 21, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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