Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Belle Meade Farm Freedom
(Inscription under the photo in the lower left) The living quarters shown in this photograph were home to both enslaved families and later freedmen who continued to work on the Belle Meade farm. Many of these families occupied the structures until the mid 20th century. In the 1970s, the last remaining building was dismantled and moved to make way for new development.
(Inscription under the photo in the lower right) Our mission is to preserve and interpret the historical value of Belle Meade Plantation and to educate the public about its significance in American History. Through generous donations, Belle Meade Plantation acquired this half (1/2) acre of land in October 2001, thus preserving part of history nearly lost to development. Continuing efforts and archeology will tell us more about the material culture and lives of the families who lived here in the 19th and early 20th Centuries.
Location. 36° 6.384′ N, 86° 51.864′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Belle Meade Plantation. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5025 Harding Road (Entrance to the Plantation), Nashville TN 37205, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belle Meade Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Belle Meade Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); War on the Home Front (within shouting distance of this marker); The Natchez Trace (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Harpeth Hall School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Percy Warner Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Dutchman’s Curve Train Wreck (approx. 1.6 miles away); Luke Lea Heights (approx. 1.7 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 October 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.