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

Belle Meade Deer Park

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 1, 2021
1. Belle Meade Deer Park
Inscription.  Jackson Boulevard follows the contour of the 408-acre Belle Meade Plantation Deer Park, established by John Harding in 1833 or 1834. The park became a favorite picnic spot for Nashvillians. By 1854, it held approximately 200 deer and 14 buffalo. A few deer which survived the Civil War returned and rapidly multiplied. When the park closed in 1904, it held between 250 and 300 deer and a few elk.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 116.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 6.429′ N, 86° 51.456′ W. Marker is in Belle Meade, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Belle Meade Boulevard and Deer Park Drive, on the right when traveling south on Belle Meade Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 Belle Meade Blvd, Nashville TN 37205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mausoleum
Belle Meade Deer Park image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 1, 2021
2. Belle Meade Deer Park
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Parmer School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Slave Burials (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belle Meade Plantation (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Belle Meade Plantation (approx. 0.4 miles away); War on the Home Front (approx. 0.4 miles away); Slave Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belle Meade Bourbon (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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