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

Fort Negley Site

 
 
Fort Negley Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 14, 2010
1. Fort Negley Site Marker
At the entrance to Fort Negley Park
Inscription. The guns of Fort Negley, commanding three turnpikes to the South & Southeast, opened the Battle of Nashville, Dec. 15, 1864. This site was selected by Capt. J. S. Morton as the key strongpoint in the Federal line around the city. The European style fort, named for General James S. Negley, was built of stone, logs, earth & railway iron.
 
Erected 1975 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 55.)
 
Location. 36° 8.577′ N, 86° 46.552′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Ft. Negley Boulevard 0 miles north of Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located right at the entrance to Fort Negley Park. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Negley (a few steps from this marker); Nashville Blacks in the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Sam G. Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Driver (approx. 0.4 miles away); Felix K. Zollicoffer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Major Henry M. Rutledge
Fort Negley Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, January 1, 2005
2. Fort Negley Site Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Richard S. Ewell (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Carroll (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesLandmarksMan-Made FeaturesMilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
The Entrance to Fort Negley image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 14, 2010
3. The Entrance to Fort Negley
Part of the Nashville Skyline from the Interior of Fort Negley image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 14, 2010
4. Part of the Nashville Skyline from the Interior of Fort Negley
Site of Fort Negley image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, January 1, 2005
5. Site of Fort Negley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,281 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on February 6, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on February 6, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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