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Marathon Motor Car

 
 
Marathon Motor Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 11, 2012
1. Marathon Motor Car Marker
Inscription. The Marathon Motor Car was manufactured here 1914-1916 by Southern Motor Works (later called Marathon). Four models, all touring cars, were powered by engines of 4 cylinders, 30/35 hp, & 6s of 50 hp, with wheelbases from 9'8" to 12'5". The plant closed operations in 1914 due to financial difficulties but continued a parts & service business until 1918.
 
Erected 1979 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 26.)
 
Location. 36° 9.899′ N, 86° 47.69′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Clinton Street and 12th Avenue North, on the right when traveling west on Clinton Street. Touch for map. 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. Watkins Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pearl High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ella Sheppard (Moore) (approx. half a mile away); Richardson House (approx. half a mile away); Samuel Allen McElwee (approx. half a mile away); Nashville Sit-Ins
Marathon Motor Car Building 2 across street image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 11, 2012
2. Marathon Motor Car Building 2 across street
(approx. half a mile away); The Harris Music Building (approx. half a mile away); Fisk Memorial Chapel (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Marathon Motors - Historic Nashville. (Submitted on September 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
 
Marathon Motor Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, August 27, 2011
3. Marathon Motor Car Marker
Marathon Motor Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 11, 2012
4. Marathon Motor Car Marker
Marathon Motor Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 11, 2012
5. Marathon Motor Car Marker
Marathon Motor Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 11, 2012
6. Marathon Motor Car Marker
Marathon Motor Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 11, 2012
7. Marathon Motor Car Marker
Marathon Motor Car Logo image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 11, 2012
8. Marathon Motor Car Logo
Marathon Motor Car Building 2 Historical Poster image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 11, 2012
9. Marathon Motor Car Building 2 Historical Poster
The other Marathon Motor Building across the street the main building there is a mini car museum with lots of wonderful photo's info with the main entrance of this building.
Marathon Motor Car Building 2 Museum image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 11, 2012
10. Marathon Motor Car Building 2 Museum
Exile Burkitt image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 11, 2012
11. Exile Burkitt
January 29, 1865 - January 16, 1943 One of the founders and first President of the Southern Motor Works. In 1912, the name of the company was changed to Marathon Motor Works.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2011, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on December 8, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   3. submitted on August 29, 2011, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on September 10, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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