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Hadley Park

 
 
Hadley Park Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Hadley Park Marker - Front
Inscription. In 1912, Nashville officials purchased 34 acres of land to provide a public park for Negro citizens. Originally a part of the John L. Hadley plantation, Hadley Park was dedicated on July 4th. It is considered the first public park in the United States for African Americans. Named for either the pioneer African-American physician Dr. W. A. Hadley or John L. Hadley, supporter of freedmen after the Civil War, Hadley Park continues as a benchmark in the community's cultural heritage.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 151.)
 
Location. 36° 9.975′ N, 86° 49.228′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 28th Ave. North near Meharry Blvd, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tennessee State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Harold Dadford West, Sr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Donley Harold Turpin, D. D. S. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Meharry Medical College
Hadley Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Hadley Park Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Desegregating Nashville's Lunch Counters (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hulda Margaret Lyttle (approx. 0.8 miles away); Talley-Brady Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,323 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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