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

Tennessee State Capitol

 
 
Tennessee State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
1. Tennessee State Capitol Marker
Inscription.  Designed by William Strickland, noted Philadelphia architect who also designed the tower of Independence Hall. Construction was commenced in 1845 and completed 1859. Strickland died in 1854 and is entombed in the north portico. His son Francis, supervised construction from 1854 to 1857. Slaves and convicts quarried and transported limestone for the Capitol, which was used as a fortress during the Civil War. President and Mrs. James K. Polk are buried on the east lawn.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 34.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCemeteries & Burial SitesForts or CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks, the Liberty Bell Replica, the National Historic Landmarks, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists.
 
Location. 36° 9.911′ N, 86° 47.021′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County
Tennessee State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
2. Tennessee State Capitol
. Marker is on 600 Charlotte Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37243, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sam Davis of Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget: The Middle Passage (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Alvin C. York (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Founding of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (about 400 feet away); Andrew Jackson (about 400 feet away); Holy Rosary Cathedral (about 500 feet away); Edwin W. Craig (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .
1. James K. Polk. (Submitted on November 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
2. Tennessee State Capitol, Photos of. (Submitted on November 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
3. William Strickland. (Submitted on November 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
We Must Never Forget image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, December 14, 2007
3. We Must Never Forget
Andrew Johnson statue image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, December 14, 2007
4. Andrew Johnson statue
Wide view of Tennessee State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 15, 2015
5. Wide view of Tennessee State Capitol Marker
The marker is on the pillar on the right of the right-most stairs.
Tennessee State Capitol Tower designed by William Strickland image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
6. Tennessee State Capitol Tower designed by William Strickland
This replica is located in the State Museum in Nashville.
Tomb of President James K. Polk and First Lady Sarah C. Polk image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 15, 2015
7. Tomb of President James K. Polk and First Lady Sarah C. Polk
On the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol and mentioned in the marker text.
Nathan Bedford Forrest image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, December 14, 2007
8. Nathan Bedford Forrest
Tower on Independence Hall in Philadelphia, also designed by William Strickland image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2007
9. Tower on Independence Hall in Philadelphia, also designed by William Strickland
Andrew Jackson statue image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, December 14, 2007
10. Andrew Jackson statue
Alvin C. York statue and marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, December 14, 2007
11. Alvin C. York statue and marker
Replica of the Liberty Bell on the eastern grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 15, 2015
12. Replica of the Liberty Bell on the eastern grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol.
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 9, 2013
13. National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Tennessee State Capitol
The Tennessee State Capitol (constructed 1845-1877) was designed by engineer and architect William Strickland. It was one of the first buildings in the nation with structural iron roof trusses. The Capitol grounds were designed by engineers J.A. Hayden and John Bogart and set the standard for park development in the region.
State Capitol building completed 1859
State Capitol grounds completed 1877
designated 2003
American Society of Civil Engineers • 1852
Registered National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 9, 2013
14. Registered National Historic Landmark
Tennessee State Capitol
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark


Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States

U. S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1972
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,371 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on September 23, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   3, 4. submitted on February 2, 2013, by Mary Thurman of Wheelerville,, Missouri.   5. submitted on July 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6. submitted on September 23, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   7. submitted on July 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   8. submitted on February 2, 2013, by Mary Thurman of Wheelerville,, Missouri.   9. submitted on September 23, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   10, 11. submitted on February 2, 2013, by Mary Thurman of Wheelerville,, Missouri.   12. submitted on July 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   13, 14. submitted on March 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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