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

The Craighead House

 
 
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By Kevin Hoch, March 10, 2012
1. The Craighead House Marker
Inscription.  This Federal-style home was built c1810 for John Brown Craighead and his first wife Jane Erwin Dickinson. Craighead was the son of early Nashville settler the Rev. Thomas Craighead. In 1823, Craighead married Lavinia Robertson Beck, youngest daughter of Nashville founders Charlotte and James Robertson. Major additions to the house were made in 1824, 1919, and 1998. Developers purchased the Craighead estate in 1905 and planned the present-day Richland-West End neighborhood.
 
Erected 2009 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 137.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list.
 
Location. 36° 8.316′ N, 86° 49.85′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Westbrook Avenue east of Meadowbrook Avenue, on the right
The Craighead House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, March 10, 2012
2. The Craighead House Marker
when traveling west. 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 walking distance of this marker. Richland-West End (approx. 0.4 miles away); West End High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jewish Community Center Bombing (approx. half a mile away); McConnell Field (approx. 0.6 miles away); XVI Corps Line of Departure (approx. 0.7 miles away); Albertine Maxwell (approx. 0.7 miles away); Montgomery Bell Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Johnson's Station (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
The Craighead House image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, March 10, 2012
3. The Craighead House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,061 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 10, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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