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

Old Hickory Works

 
 
Old Hickory Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, November 12, 2022
1. Old Hickory Works Marker
Inscription.  In Jan. 1918, the area known as Hadley's Bend was purchased by the U.S. government to build a smokeless gunpowder factory to supply the Allied troops during World War I. The contract for the plant-called Old Hickory Works-was awarded to DuPont Co. Over 7 miles of rail were laid to connect the plant to Hermitage Station, bringing in about 31,000 passengers daily. The almost 5,000 acre property started at the Cumberland River and reached to what is now the Hermitage Golf Course.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World I.
 
Location. 36° 14.026′ N, 86° 37.512′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. It is in Old Hickory. Marker is on Old Hickory Blvd, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Hickory TN 37138, 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. A Lively Place (approx. 1.2 miles away); "Have the Negro Houses Placed Where the Old Ones Stands" (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Field Quarter
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Stories Told by Things the Enslaved Left Behind (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Field Quarter Spring (approx. 1.2 miles away); Land Conservation at The Hermitage (approx. 1.3 miles away); Determined Resistance (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Hermitage Overseer (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Old Hickory Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, November 12, 2022
2. Old Hickory Works Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 12, 2024