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

History of Edgehill

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, December 13, 2020
1. History of Edgehill
Inscription.  Edgehill's history dates from the decades before the Civil War, when country estates were located on and around Meridian Hill, now E.S. Rose Park. The construction and defense of Union fortifications during the Civil War drew many African Americans to the area, where they contributed to the Union victory and the end of enslavement. After the Civil War, they built the free communities of "New Bethel” and "Rocktown” that developed during the twentieth century into Edgehill.
 
Erected 2020 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 227.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 36° 8.517′ N, 86° 46.998′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Edgehill Avenue 0.1 miles west of Hillside Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Edgehill Ave, Nashville TN 37203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. DeFord Bailey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fall School
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, December 13, 2020
2. History of Edgehill
(approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Negley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Negley Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rev. Bill Barnes (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nashville Blacks in the Civil War (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Edmondson Studio and Home Site (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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