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

Powder Grinding Wheels

 
 
Powder Grinding Wheels Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, March 3, 2022
1. Powder Grinding Wheels Marker
Inscription.  These wheels used by the Confederacy to grind gunpowder at Augusta, Ga in 1863-1864 were made in Woolwich, England and were shipped on the blockade runner "Spray," via Mobile. After the war Gen. Miles purchased them for use at Sycamore Powder Mills, Cheatham County. They were exhibited at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897.
 
Erected 1969 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 36° 9.176′ N, 86° 48.821′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. It is in Midtown. Marker is on Park Plaza, on the right when traveling north. 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. Centennial Park Swimming Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); HCA Healthcare
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woman Suffrage Rallies (about 500 feet away); Pageantry & Promotion at the Exposition (about 500 feet away); A Lake Called Watauga (about 500 feet away); The Tennessee Centennial Exposition (about 800 feet away); The Exposition's Negro Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Exposition Ends, Centennial Park Begins (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Never for Want of Powder. The Confederate Powder Works in Augusta, Georgia. A book published by the University of South Carolina Press. (Submitted on December 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Powder Grinding Wheels - Front image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Powder Grinding Wheels - Front
Powder Grinding Wheels image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Powder Grinding Wheels
Powder Grinding Wheels with Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
4. Powder Grinding Wheels with Marker
Powder Grinding Wheels image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
5. Powder Grinding Wheels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,236 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 3, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 11, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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