Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Votes for Women
On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, thereby giving all American women the right to vote. After weeks of intense lobbying by national leaders, Tennessee passed the measure by one vote. The headquarters for both suffragists, wearing yellow roses, and anti-suffragists, wearing red roses, were in the Hermitage Hotel.
Erected 1995 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 94.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Government & Politics • Women. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list.
Location. 36° 9.821′ N, 86° 46.969′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Capitol Boulevard and Union Street on Capitol Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceWar Memorial Auditorium (within shouting distance of this marker); James K. Polk (within shouting distance of this marker); Edwin W. Craig (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tennessee State Capitol (about 600 feet away); Sarah Estell (about 700 feet away); Sam Davis of Tennessee (about 700 feet away); Lest We Forget: The Middle Passage (about 700 feet away); Tennessee Ornithological Society (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Also see . . . Women's Suffrage in the United States - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on February 8, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on November 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. 2. submitted on April 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.