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

McConnell Field

 
 
McConnell Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 7, 2021
1. McConnell Field Marker
Inscription.  In 1927 the City bought 131 acres from Warren Sloan and made this the Nashville airport, named for Lieut. Brower McConnell, Tennessee National Guard pilot who died that year in an air crash. The hangars were 50 yards east. Aircraft outgrew the field in the 1930s and moved to Sky Harbor and Berry Field. The Park Board began the golf course in 1939.
 
Erected 1970 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 33.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list.
 
Location. 36° 8.361′ N, 86° 50.58′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on an unnamed access road just south of the McCabe Golf Course clubhouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4601 Murphy Road, Nashville TN 37209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named McConnell Field (approx. 0.2
McConnell Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 7, 2021
2. McConnell Field Marker
miles away); Sylvan Park School (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Craighead House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Johnson's Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); Montgomery Bell Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cohn School / W.R. Rochelle (1904-1989) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Charlotte Road (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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