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

The Edgehill Community

 
 
The Edgehill Community image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, November 23, 2020
1. The Edgehill Community
Inscription.  

Established during and after the Civil War, Edgehill became a vibrant African American neighborhood in the 20th century, drawing residents through its schools, churches and thriving local economy. Edgehill was home to leaders in government, business, education and the arts. Residents played vital roles in the Civil Rights Movement, and their advocacy included opposition to the adverse effects of urban renewal on the neighborhood. Edgehill continues this resilient legacy today.
 
Erected 2020 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 228.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list.
 
Location. 36° 8.88′ N, 86° 47.499′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on South Street east of Music Square
The Edgehill Community image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, November 23, 2020
2. The Edgehill Community
East, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1515 South Street, 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. Bradley Studios (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belmont Church and Koinonia Coffeehouse / Contemporary Christian Music (about 600 feet away); RCA Studio B (approx. 0.2 miles away); BMI (approx. 0.2 miles away); Music Row (approx. ¼ mile away); Mississippi to Nashville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rev. Bill Barnes (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scarritt College for Christian Workers (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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