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Betty Chiles Nixon

1936-2016

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 16, 2020
1. Betty Chiles Nixon Marker
Inscription.  Betty Nixon was a trailblazing woman in Nashville politics, an ardent preservationist, and a relentless advocate for the city's people and neighborhoods. She served on the Metro Council from 1975 to 1987, was the first woman to chair its Budget and Finance Committee, and ran for mayor in 1987 and 1991. Nixon and her first husband, U.S. District Judge John T. Nixon, purchased this 1925 Colonial Revival house in 1971. It was the setting for her campaigns and community activism.
 
Erected 2019 by Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 212.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsWomen.
 
Location. 36° 8.324′ N, 86° 47.804′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 18th Avenue South south of Capers Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1607 18th Avenue South, Nashville TN 37212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roger Williams University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nashville's First Radio Station
Betty Chiles Nixon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 16, 2020
2. Betty Chiles Nixon Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Nashville's Music Row (approx. ¼ mile away); Remnants of the University of Nashville (approx. ¼ mile away); Belmont Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); Ward-Belmont College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bradley Recording Studio Hillsboro Village (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hillsboro Theater (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Community activist who made Vanderbilt a better place dies. Aug. 30, 2016 obituary by Ann Marie Deer Owens of Vanderbilt University. (Submitted on August 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Betty Chiles Nixon image. Click for full size.
By Daniel Dubois / Vanderbilt University
3. Betty Chiles Nixon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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