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

Hillsboro Toll Gate

No. 1

 
 
Hillsboro Toll Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, March 8, 2010
1. Hillsboro Toll Gate Marker
Inscription.  Ten yds. north stood toll gate and toll gate house erected by Nashville and Hillsboro Turnpike Co., Incorporated in 1848. Charges to travel macadamized road could not exceed: horse or mule, 3 cents; 10 sheep, 20 cents; 20 meat cattle, 25 cents; carriage drawn by pair of horses or mules, 25 cents. Toll removed in 1903. Toll gate house, enlarged, stands 20 yds. northwest.
 
Erected 1970 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 34.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 36° 7.781′ N, 86° 48.14′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 21st Ave, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2206 Hillsboro Pk S, Nashville TN 37212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Nashville (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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By Tom Gillard, March 8, 2010
2. Hillsboro Toll Gate Marker
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a different marker also named Battle of Nashville (about 700 feet away); Assault on Montgomery Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elizabeth Atchison Eakin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bradley Recording Studio Hillsboro Village (approx. half a mile away); Hillsboro Theater (approx. half a mile away); Hillsboro-West End (approx. half a mile away); Belmont-Hillsboro Neighborhood (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Definition of macadamized. (Submitted on March 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,043 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on March 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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