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

Lock 2 Park

 
 
Lock 2 Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 16, 2020
1. Lock 2 Park Marker
Inscription.  In 1888, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sought to make water travel on the Cumberland River easier by regulating water levels with a series of dams and locks. Construction on Lock 2 began in 1892, and the lock and dam were finished in 1907. The project ended in 1924 with only 15 of the planned 26 locks completed. Leased to Metro Parks since 1956, Lock 2 Park still contains the lock keeper's house, several outbuildings, a lock wall, and a river gauge on the concrete steps.
 
Erected 2020 by Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 215.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list.
 
Location. 36° 14.652′ N, 86° 42.113′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Lock 2 Road 0.3 miles north of Cain Harbor Drive, on the
Lock 2 Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 16, 2020
2. Lock 2 Park Marker
right when traveling north. Marker is at the park entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2650 Lock 2 Road, Nashville TN 37214, 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. Indian Captivity (approx. one mile away); Tanglewood Historic District (approx. one mile away); Madison College (approx. 1.1 miles away); Odom’s Tennessee Pride Country Sausage (approx. 1.1 miles away); Louise Certain Scruggs (approx. 1.2 miles away); Earl Eugene Scruggs (approx. 1.2 miles away); Address by President Lincoln at the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nashville District tames Cumberland River with the 'Old Locks'. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers article about the Cumberland River lock and dam system's conception, design and construction. From Defense Visual Information Distribution Service. (Submitted on August 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Historic Nashville Lock 2 Remembered. Bill Holman didn’t need the words on the plaque at Lock 2 Park in Nashville, Tenn., to know its historical significance. Holman, 91, lived through it. “This means so much to me,” he said at a ceremony June 24 to unveil the marker. “It’s really dear to my heart because I was born
One of two lock-keeper's houses remaining at Lock 2 Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 16, 2020
3. One of two lock-keeper's houses remaining at Lock 2 Park
here.” — From the July 21, 2020 edition of The Waterways Journal Weekly. (Submitted on August 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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