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Near Charlotte in Dickson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Promise Land

 
 
Promise Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 25, 2013
1. Promise Land Marker
Inscription. In this locality shortly after the Civil War, freed slaves established Promise Land, the first African-American community of Dickson County. Early settlers were Nathan Bowen, Washington Vanleer, and two brothers, John and Arch Nesbitt. In time, the community encompassed about 1000 acres, included 50 homes, several stores, two churches and a school. Although only the St John Church and the schoolhouse remain, heirs of the original African American landowners still own much of the land.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 3E 17.)
 
Location. 36° 12.646′ N, 87° 19.883′ W. Marker is near Charlotte, Tennessee, in Dickson County. Marker is on Promise Land Road 0.1 miles north of Reddon Crossing Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte TN 37036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fighting for Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War In Charlotte (approx. 2.3 miles away); To All Who Served (approx. 2.3 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 9.8 miles away);
Promise Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 25, 2013
2. Promise Land Marker
Civil War Railroad (approx. 9.9 miles away); Mile Post 42 (approx. 9.9 miles away); Frank Goad Clement (approx. 9.9 miles away); Harpeth Shoals (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
St. John Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 25, 2013
3. St. John Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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