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

Belmont Mansion

 
 
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By Kevin Hoch, February 2, 2012
1. Belmont Mansion Marker
Inscription.  This mansion was built in 1853 as a summer home for Joseph and Adelicia Acklen. An 1860 addition by architect Adolphus Heiman expanded the mansion's size to 36 rooms. The entrance to the 177 acre estate, which featured gardens decorated with marble statues and cast iron gazebos, was on Hillsboro Pike. Also on the grounds were greenhouses, a water tower, bowling alley, zoo, art gallery and deer park.
 
Erected 1969 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicHorticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational AreasSports. 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 1853.
 
Location. 36° 8.115′ N, 86° 47.696′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Acklen Avenue east of Belmonat
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By Kevin Hoch, February 2, 2012
2. Belmont Mansion Marker
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Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Located on the campus of Belmont University in front of Belmont Mansion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 Acklen Ave, Nashville TN 37212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ward-Belmont College (within shouting distance of this marker); Nashville's First Radio Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Betty Chiles Nixon (approx. ¼ mile away); Edmondson Home Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Edmondson Studio and Home Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Schofield's Jump-Off Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bradley Recording Studio Hillsboro Village (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hillsboro Theater (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Belmont Mansion (Tennessee). Wikipedia (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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