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

Site of Original Gas Works

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 18, 2014
1. Site of Original Gas Works Marker
Inscription.  The Nashville Gas Light Co., founded Mar. 1850, with General Washington Barrow, President, built first gas works in Tennessee for manufacturing gas from coal. First street lamp was lighted Feb. 13, 1851 at Second Ave. North and Public Square. Natural gas piped from Texas was first used in Nashville on August 5, 1946.
 
Erected 1978 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 39.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list.
 
Location. 36° 10.278′ N, 86° 46.848′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 2nd Avenue North. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An Urban Greenway (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Houston's Law Office (approx. ¼ mile away);
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By Don Morfe, April 18, 2014
2. Site of Original Gas Works Marker
Nashville Inn (approx. ¼ mile away); First Bridge Over the Cumberland (approx. 0.3 miles away); Journey West: Forced Removal of the Cherokee (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Western Harmony" (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Nashville Slave Market (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freedman's Savings and Trust Company Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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