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

The War Road

 
 
The War Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
1. The War Road Marker
Inscription. In 1915, The Ladies' Hermitage Association planted this double line of trees to serve as the border for a new entryway intended for visitors arriving by automobile. Each tree came from a battlefield where Andrew Jackson fought, such as the Plain of Chalmette near New Orleans and Horseshoe Bend and Talladega in Alabama. For this reason, the LHA originally named the drive the “War Path” but over the years it has become known as the “War Road.” The tree species include, sugar maple, willow oak, black cherry, sweet gum, and cedar.
 
Location. 36° 12.832′ N, 86° 36.805′ W. Marker is in Hermitage, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker can be reached from Rachels Lane 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road. Touch for map. Marker located on the path between the Visitors Center and The Hermitage Mansion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4580 Rachels Lane, Hermitage TN 37076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War at The Hermitage (here, next to this marker); The Hermitage Landscape (a few steps from this marker); The Hermitage Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Architectural Evolution Of The Hermitage
The War Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
2. The War Road Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hermitage Garden (about 500 feet away); Explore The Hermitage Grounds (about 500 feet away); The Jackson Family Cemetery (about 500 feet away); A Landscape Of Inequality (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hermitage.
 
Also see . . .  The Hermitage, The Home of President Andrew Jackson. (Submitted on February 8, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, US
 
The War Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
3. The War Road Marker
The War Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2010
4. The War Road Marker
Wide view of The War Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2015
5. Wide view of The War Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on July 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 7, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   5. submitted on July 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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