Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Dutchman’s Curve Train Wreck
Erected 2008 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 128.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Disasters • Railroads & Streetcars • War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 9, 1918.
Location. 36° 7.633′ N, 86° 51.022′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on White Bridge Pike 0.1 miles east of Post Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Johnson's Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Montgomery Bell Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kenner Manor Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); McConnell Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hillwood Estates (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named McConnell Field (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sylvan Park School (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Great Train Wreck of 1918. “In its official report, the Interstate Commerce Commission was harsh on the railroad. A combination of operating practices, human error and lax enforcement of operating rules led to this worst passenger train wreck in U.S. history. Had the signal tower operator properly left his signal at danger, the conductor monitored his train's progress rather than entrusting it to a subordinate, and had the crew inspected the train register at Shops Junction as required, the accident would not have happened.” (Submitted on July 1, 2017.)
2. The Day the Whistles Cried: The Great Cornfield Meet at Dutchman's Curve. 2014 book by Betsy Thorpe on Amazon.com “The Day The Whistles Cried is a true disaster tale, filled with real people and their lives. Reading about (Submitted on July 2, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,125 times since then and 32 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week July 9, 2017. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. 3. submitted on July 1, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.