Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The South Field
Also called The Commons, originally 240 acres extending south to the river. Given to Davidson Academy by the State of North Carolina, famous as a mustering ground. Here 4,000 Tennessee Militia were reviewed by Andrew Jackson and Lafayette on the latter's visit to Nashville in 1825.
Erected 1928 by Division of Archives and History State of Tennessee.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Lafayette’s Farewell Tour series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 36° 9.532′ N, 86° 46.907′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and 8th Avenue South, on the right when traveling east on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain John Gordon 1763-1819 (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Francis Fogg (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Alfred Hume Nashville's First Public School (within shouting distance of this marker); Nashville Centennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Customs House (within shouting distance of this marker); Randall Jarrell (within shouting distance of this marker); Hume-Fogg High School (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. 3. submitted on January 26, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.