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

First Airfield

 
 
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By Kevin Hoch, March 10, 2012
1. First Airfield Marker
Inscription.  E. L. Hampton's pasture became “Hampton Field” when transient airplanes began landing here during the first World War. About 2,000 feet long from here west, bounded north and south by Golf Club Lane and Woodmont Boulevard, it continued in use as Nashville's first airfield about five years until the opening of Blackwood Field in 1921.
 
Erected 1970 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list.
 
Location. 36° 6.995′ N, 86° 49.033′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Hampton Avenue west of 23rd Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2305 Hampton Ave, Nashville TN 37215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodmont Estates (approx. 0.4 miles
First Airfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, March 10, 2012
2. First Airfield Marker
away); Battle of Nashville (approx. half a mile away); Lieutenant General Alexander Peter Stewart (approx. half a mile away); Redoubt One (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Nashville Confederate Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); Assault on Montgomery Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hillsboro-West End (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Nashville (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. This page has been viewed 558 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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