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

United Nations Visit To Nashville

 
 
United Nations Visit To Nashville - Front image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. United Nations Visit To Nashville - Front
Inscription.  On June 7, 1976, 101 permanent representatives of the United Nations made a historic and unprecedented group visit to Nashville at the invitation of Tennessee Governor Ray Blanton and Nashville Mayor Richard Fulton. During the visit, the United Nations representatives attended a forum at nearby Vanderbilt University, a special Tennessee luncheon in Centennial Park, and a special performance of the Grand Ole Opry. United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim was presented the Cordell Hull Peace Award by the State of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University during the visit.
 
Erected 1978 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 70.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1864.
 
Location. 36° 8.924′ N, 86° 48.724′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. It is in Midtown.
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This marker is located on the grounds of Centennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Lois Marie DeBerry (within shouting distance of this marker); Beth Halteman Harwell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jane Greenebaum Eskind (about 300 feet away); Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument (about 300 feet away); Confederate Private Monument (about 300 feet away); John W. Thomas (about 400 feet away); James Robertson (about 500 feet away); Lieutenant James Simmons Timothy (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
United Nations Visit To Nashville image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. United Nations Visit To Nashville
Wide view of United Nations Visit To Nashville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 15, 2015
3. Wide view of United Nations Visit To Nashville Marker
The Parthenon can be seen partially in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,756 times since then and 109 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   3. submitted on June 16, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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