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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Davidson County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Davidson County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Davidson County, TN (979) Cheatham County, TN (16) Robertson County, TN (39) Rutherford County, TN (225) Sumner County, TN (114) Williamson County, TN (405) Wilson County, TN (68)  DavidsonCounty(979) Davidson County (979)  CheathamCounty(16) Cheatham County (16)  RobertsonCounty(39) Robertson County (39)  RutherfordCounty(225) Rutherford County (225)  SumnerCounty(114) Sumner County (114)  WilliamsonCounty(405) Williamson County (405)  WilsonCounty(68) Wilson County (68)
Nashville is the county seat for Davidson County
Adjacent to Davidson County, Tennessee
      Cheatham County (16)  
      Robertson County (39)  
      Rutherford County (225)  
      Sumner County (114)  
      Williamson County (405)  
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1Tennessee, Davidson County, Antioch — 207 — Alfred Z. Kelley
On Blairfield Drive, on the right when traveling east.
Nashville barber Alfred Z. Kelley was lead plaintiff in Kelley v. Board of Education, a federal lawsuit filed Sept. 23. 1955, on behalf of his son Robert and 20 other African American children. In December, the suit was amended to include two . . . Map (db m146420) HM
2Tennessee, Davidson County, Antioch — 164 — Antioch Pike
On Antioch Pike, 0.1 miles north of Goodwin Road, on the right when traveling north.
The Mill Creek Valley Turnpike Company was incorporated by the Tenn. Gen. Assembly on Jan. 21, 1846. Starting near the four mile mark of Nolensville Pike, the road went through Mill Creek valley, "crossing main Mill creek at or near Rains' mills, . . . Map (db m147405) HM
3Tennessee, Davidson County, Antioch — 21 — Cane Ridge Cumberland Presbyterian Church
On Old Hickory Boulevard, 0.1 miles east of Cane Ridge Road, on the right when traveling west.
Cane Ridge Cumberland Presbyterian Church, built in 1859, replaced a log building which occupied land donated by Edwin Austin & Thomas Boaz in 1826. One of the best known pastors was Hugh Bone Hill who also preached at the Jerusalem Church in . . . Map (db m146619) HM
4Tennessee, Davidson County, Antioch — 3A 76 — John Bell's Birthplace200 yds. →
On Nolensville Pike (Alternate U.S. 41) at Barnes Road, on the right when traveling north on Nolensville Pike.
The house of his birth, Feb. 18, 1796, was on this site. Graduate of Nashville's Cumberland College, 1814, he was a state senator in 1817 and Member of Congress, 1827 to 1841, when appointed Secretary of War. He was nominated for the Presidency by . . . Map (db m151191) HM
5Tennessee, Davidson County, Antioch — 165 — Locust Hill
On Reeves Road, 0.1 miles east of McBride Road, on the left when traveling east.
Located near Mill Creek, Locust Hill is one of the earliest brick homes in Middle Tennessee. Built c. 1805, it was home to the Charles Hays family until after the Civil War. The Federal-style house features intricately carved mantles and millwork, . . . Map (db m147404) HM
6Tennessee, Davidson County, Antioch — 209 — Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church
On Cane Ridge Road, 0.4 miles north of Old Hickory Boulevard, on the right when traveling north.
In 1871, District 6 school commissioners John Briley, Benjiah Gray and Jason Austin bought one acre of land from James Thompson for an African American school. In 1873, African American members of the Benevolent Society of Olive Branch No. 38 . . . Map (db m147704) HM
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7Tennessee, Davidson County, Belle Meade — 3A 116 — Belle Meade Deer Park
On Belle Meade Boulevard at Deer Park Drive, on the right when traveling south on Belle Meade Boulevard.
Jackson Boulevard follows the contour of the 408-acre Belle Meade Plantation Deer Park, established by John Harding in 1833 or 1834. The park became a favorite picnic spot for Nashvillians. By 1854, it held approximately 200 deer and 14 buffalo. A . . . Map (db m163928) HM
8Tennessee, Davidson County, Belle Meade — In Memory of Colonel Luke Lea1879-1945
On Belle Meade Boulevard, 0.1 miles south of Page Road, in the median.
So the posterity might enjoy the benefits of a public park preserved in its natural beauty, in 1927 Colonel Lea gave the original tract of 868 acres of this land to the city of Nashville requesting that the park near the name of his late . . . Map (db m163932) HM WM
9Tennessee, Davidson County, Belle Meade — The Belle Meade Railway Station
On Harding Pike (U.S. 70S) 0.2 miles north of Leake Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
In 1872 the Belle Meade railroad station was an active part of General Harding's Thoroughbred industry. The Railroad line running through the Belle Meade farm had numerous names and owners. In 1867, the State of Tennessee took over the line . . . Map (db m158705) HM
10Tennessee, Davidson County, Bellevue — Devon Farm
Near Ensworth Drive south of Tennessee Highway 100, on the right when traveling south.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200320) HM
11Tennessee, Davidson County, Bellevue — Devon Farm Cemetery
On Ensworth Drive, 0.1 miles south of Tennessee Highway 100, on the left when traveling south.
The Devon Farm Cemetery was relocated in 2003 from its original location on this property. A marker commemorating the first site can be found south of the historic brick farmhouse. John Davis settled on Devon Farm in 1795. His descendants, . . . Map (db m200319) HM
12Tennessee, Davidson County, Bellevue — Newsom’s Mill State Historic Area
Near Newsom Station Road.
The Newsom family came to Tennessee from Virginia in the late 1700s. The area known as Newsom's Station was settled and developed by the family of William Bryant Newson sometime between 1796 and 1800. The original mill, built by William . . . Map (db m198971) HM
13Tennessee, Davidson County, Berry Hill — Melrose
Melrose, former home of Gov. Aaron V. Brown. The Confederate works ran 200 yards south of the residence, thence turned west so as to pass in front of Berry home.Map (db m166474) HM
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14Tennessee, Davidson County, Brentwood — 3A 21 — Hood's RetreatDec. 16, 1864
On Franklin Pike (Tennessee Route 31), on the right when traveling north.
In this neighborhood, late in the evening of his decisive defeat at Nashville, Hood reorganized his army for withdrawal southward. Lt. Gen. Stephen D. Lee's Corps, supported by Chalmers' Cavalry Division, covered the withdrawal, fighting . . . Map (db m54043) HM
15Tennessee, Davidson County, Brentwood — Nobles Corner
On Franklin Road near Old Hickory Boulevard.
This 5 acres on the corner of Old Hickory Boulevard and Franklin Road was bought by A. H. Noble in 1929. A registered pharmacist, he operated a drug store here for nearly 20 years when the pharmacy was converted to a restaurant by Albert's son Glenn . . . Map (db m113948) HM
16Tennessee, Davidson County, Donelson — Carriage House, c. 1850s[Clover Bottom Farm]
Near Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70) at Rivercrest Pass, on the right when traveling east.
Construction details on this structure vary from the slave dwellings, and include mortise and tenon joinery and hand-planed and rabbeted lapped siding. These details suggest that the carriage house may pre-date those dwellings. Note the hand-forged . . . Map (db m147661) HM
17Tennessee, Davidson County, Donelson — Chicken House, c. 1920s[Clover Bottom Farm]
Near Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70) at Rivercrest Pass, on the right when traveling east.
The chicken coop may date to the Stanford family's ownership of Clover Bottom. The Stanfords were the third and final private owners of the property. Arthur F. Stanford (1881-1939) and his brother bought Clover Bottom from Anna Gay Price in 1918 and . . . Map (db m147636) HM
18Tennessee, Davidson County, Donelson — 63 — Clover Bottom Mansion
Near Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70) at Rivercrest Pass.
Built in 1858 by Dr. James Hoggatt on land inherited from his father, Capt. John Hoggatt, a Revolutionary War soldier, this fine Italian villa style home is centered in an area of local historical significance. John Donelson settled early in this . . . Map (db m147571) HM
19Tennessee, Davidson County, Donelson — Horse Barn, c. 1890s[Clover Bottom Farm]
Near Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70) at Rivercrest Pass, on the right when traveling east.
This is one of the few surviving late 19th-century horse barns in Davidson County. Architectural historians refer to the style of the building as a transverse crib barn, or a central aisle barn. The structure was erected by 1898, most likely when . . . Map (db m147663) HM
20Tennessee, Davidson County, Donelson — Slave Cabins, c. 1858[Clover Bottom Farm]
Near Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70) at Rivercrest Pass, on the right when traveling east.
Until the coming of Phillips [overseer at Clover Bottom] in the spring of 1858, the colored people lived in cabins and houses promiscuously scattered about the place. Entertainments like quilting bees and dances, where people . . . Map (db m147635) HM
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21Tennessee, Davidson County, Donelson — 10 — Two Rivers Mansion
On McGavock Pike at Stones River Road, on the left when traveling north on McGavock Pike.
Built in 1859 by David H. McGavock, this mansion stands on land inherited by McGavock's wife, Willie, from her father, William Harding. The smaller house to the left was built in 1802. Dr. James Priestley's Academy, established about 1816, was . . . Map (db m147569) HM
22Tennessee, Davidson County, Germantown — 179 — Germantown Brewery District
On 5th Avenue North at Madison Street, on the right when traveling north on 5th Avenue North.
Germantown was home to many 19th-cen. European immigrants who brought their trade skills to Nashville, including brewing. By 1865 Germantown was home to 4 breweries: North Nashville Brewery (C. Kreig); Rock City Brewery (F. Kuhn); Cumberland Brewery . . . Map (db m163414) HM
23Tennessee, Davidson County, Goodlettsville — Abner T. Shaw House
On Brick Church Pike, 0.3 miles east of Campbell Road, on the left when traveling east.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m178467) HM
24Tennessee, Davidson County, Goodlettsville — 3A 19 — Alexander Wilson
On Louisville Highway (U.S. 31W) 0.1 miles north of Dickerson Pike (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling north.
In the spring of 1810, Alexander Wilson, noted author, naturalist, and known as the "Father of American Ornithology", visited this area while on a horseback trip over the Natchez Trace to the Mississippi River. While here he lodged with the pioneer, . . . Map (db m193470) HM
25Tennessee, Davidson County, Goodlettsville — 3B 23 — Casper Mansker1746–1820
On South Main Street (U.S. 31W) near Memorial Drive, on the left when traveling north.
Two blocks west is the grave of this renowned frontiersman and Goodlettsville’s first citizen. Coming first to the Cumberland Settlements in 1770, he returned in 1780 and built his fort one-half mile north on Mansker’s creek. He repeatedly fought . . . Map (db m2428) HM
26Tennessee, Davidson County, Goodlettsville — 3A 204 — Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church
On South Main Street (U.S. 31W), on the right when traveling north.
In 1843, Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized near Mansker Creek and was originally known as Mansker Creek Congregation. In January 1848, the church moved to the present location and burned in 1901. The present edifice was . . . Map (db m2583) HM
27Tennessee, Davidson County, Goodlettsville — In Memory of Casper Mansker1746-1820 — Goodlettsville's first citizen —
On French Street at Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling south on French Street.
He erected his fort, called Manskers Station in 1780, 1 mile north on Manskers Creek. He was laid to rest in the community he served for 40 years. His remains were moved to this site by the Goodlettsville Men's Club, 1956.Map (db m178469) HM
28Tennessee, Davidson County, Goodlettsville — 72 — Mansker’s First Fort
On Long Hollow Pike (Tennessee Route 174), on the right when traveling east.
Here on west bank of the creek that he discovered in 1772, Kasper Mansker and other first settlers built a log fort in 1779. John Donelson’s family fled here in 1780 for safety from Indians. Mansker abandoned the fort in 1781 and moved to Fort . . . Map (db m2586) HM
29Tennessee, Davidson County, Goodlettsville — 3A 14 — Mansker’s Station
On Memorial Drive west of U.S. 31W, on the right when traveling west.
Here, near Mansker’s Lick, Casper Mansker established a station of the Cumberland Settlements in 1780. The road connecting with Nashboro was built in 1781. John Donelson and his family moved here after abandoning his Clover Bottom Station, following . . . Map (db m2375) HM
30Tennessee, Davidson County, Goodlettsville — Mansker's Forts and Walton's Campground
On French Street at Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling south on French Street.
To commemorate Mansker's Fort, built 1779. Stood one quarter mile south of Long Hollow Road on west bank of Mansker's Creek one half mile from this spot. Second Mansker's Fort, built 1783. Stood half mile north of Long Hollow Road on cast . . . Map (db m178474) HM
31Tennessee, Davidson County, Goodlettsville — 3A 100 — New Bethel Baptist Church
On Old Dickerson Road, 0.1 miles north of Echo Hill Boulevard, on the left when traveling north.
New Bethel Baptist Church (formerly White's Creek) was organized in 1794 six miles north of Nashville on White's Creek Pike, through the labors of Daniel Brown, Joshua White, Nathan Arnett and Patrick Mooney. It was moved to Dickerson Road in 1837 . . . Map (db m149965) HM
32Tennessee, Davidson County, Goodlettsville — 3A 15 — Old Stone Bridge
On North Main Street (U.S. 41) at Old Springfield Pike, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
Immediately to the east is one of the stone bridges over which passed the old stage road from Nashville to Louisville. The stage line operated until the rail-road was completed in 1859.Map (db m83281) HM
33Tennessee, Davidson County, Goodlettsville — 185 — Patsy Cline's Dream House
On Nella Drive, 0.1 miles west of Green Acres Drive, on the left when traveling west.
This is the "dream house" of country music icon Patsy Cline, born Virginia Patterson Hensley in 1932. Roy Acuff offered her a job by the age of 16, but she opted to sing with a local group back home in Winchester, Va. She changed her name in 1953 . . . Map (db m146002) HM
34Tennessee, Davidson County, Goodlettsville — 3A 146 — William Bowen HouseCirca 1787
On Long Hollow Pike (Tennessee Route 174), on the right when traveling east.
Near Mansker’s Creek stands a rare example of Federal architecture built by Capt. William Bowen and Mary Henley Russell. Bowen, an early pioneer and Indian fighter had served in the French & Indian and Revolutionary wars before moving his family to . . . Map (db m85438) HM
35Tennessee, Davidson County, Hendersonville — Davidson County / Sumner County
On U.S. 31E, on the right when traveling west.
Davidson County. Established 1783; named in honor of Brig. Gen. William Lee Davidson of North Carolina. Distinguished officer in the Revolutionary War. Served with the Army at Valley Forge. Killed in action at Cowan’s Ford, N.C., 1781. . . . Map (db m2374) HM
36Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — "Have the Negro Houses Placed Where the Old Ones Stands"
On Field Quarter Trail.
When Jackson's plantation turned a profit in the 1820s, he invested it in slaves and buildings. Letters sent from Jackson to Andrew Jackson Jr. and his overseer in 1829 show that brick was being made for new buildings. In September 1829, Andrew . . . Map (db m85383) HM
37Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — “A Being so Gentle And Yet So Virtuous”Rachel and Andrew’s Tombs
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
Rachel Jackson quietly suffered through Jackson’s bid for the White House, as his enemies attacked the circumstances of their marriage. Although Jackson easily won the presidency, Rachel dreaded the gossiping whispers of Washington’s social circles. . . . Map (db m81403) HM
38Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — A Future President's HomeFrom Adversity, Strength
On Rachel's Lane.
Andrew Jackson took on life with grit and determination. Both served him well. Through persistence, ambition, and luck, the boy born into a struggling immigrant family and orphaned at age fourteen, would become a respected lawyer, judge, . . . Map (db m81404) HM
39Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — A home for Jackson’s Slaves1821-1865
Near Rachel's Lane.
Andrew Jackson arrived at the Hermitage in 1804 with nine slaves. By 1821, that number had risen to fifty. In 1823, Jackson brought another thirty enslaved African Americans here from his recently sold Alabama plantation. Faced with pressing . . . Map (db m81405) HM
40Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — A Landscape Of InequalityEnslaved Life at The Hermitage
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
The idyllic planter’s life presented to white visitors by the Jackson family was based on the unpaid labor of over 150 enslaved black men, women, and children. Without the grueling labor of these individuals, the Jackson family could not have lived . . . Map (db m52407) HM
41Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — A Lively PlaceFinding Strength in Family and Community
On Field Quarter Trail, on the left when traveling east.
For nearly thirty years – from the construction of the brick dwellings in 1829 to the sale of this parcel of land in 1856 – the Field Quarter was home to at least eight enslaved families at The Hermitage. With fifty to eighty . . . Map (db m85429) HM
42Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Abandonment and PreservationStories Lost, Then Found Again
Near Rachel's Lane.
In the years after Andrew Jackson’s death, the Jackson’s financial situation changed for the worse. The log farmhouse/slave cabin slowly fell into ruin. In 1889, the state of Tennessee entrusted the property to the Ladies’ Hermitage Association. . . . Map (db m81406) HM
43Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Alfred’s CabinA Life of Toil
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
While the bold and dramatic claim center stage, history is also written in the quite, humble ways...and lives. Alfred Jackson was unique among the enslaved at The Hermitage. Born at The Hermitage to Betty, the cook, and Ned, the carpenter, Alfred . . . Map (db m81407) HM
44Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Andrew Jackson DonelsonJackson's Protégé
On Rachels Lane, 0.9 miles east of Hermitage Road when traveling east.
Of all the young men Andrew Jackson helped raise, perhaps none showed as much promise as Rachel's nephew Andrew Jackson Donelson. Donelson became Jackson's ward at age five when his father died. Jackson saw to young Donelson's education, sending . . . Map (db m182555) HM
45Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — 32 — Blackwood Field
On Shute Lane at Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70), on the left when traveling north on Shute Lane.
In 1921 the State rented land west of Shute Lane and erected two hangars here for the 105th Observation Squadron, Tennessee National Guard. The airfield of about 100 acres was named for H. O. Blackwood, who gave $1,000 to aid the project. The first . . . Map (db m147683) HM
46Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Cabin-by-the-Spring
In 1940, The Ladies' Hermitage Association constructed this building to be used for meetings and receptions. Today, the cabin still serves as a meeting place and classroom, and is also rented for private functions.Map (db m85380) HM
47Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Civil War at The HermitageA President's Home in Wartime
On Rachel's Lane, on the right when traveling west. Reported permanently removed.
Although no Civil War battles were fought here, the war touched Andrew Jackson's farm in other ways. Jackson had been a firm Unionist, putting down Nullification and its potential for civil war during his presidency. However, after his death, his . . . Map (db m214555) HM
48Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — 3A 16 — Clover Bottom
On Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70) 0.1 miles west of Stones River, on the right when traveling west. Reported missing.
In 1780, the Gower party, tending Middle Tennessee's first cotton and corn crop, were killed or captured by Indians. On nearby Stone's River some flatboats were built for Aaron Burr's abortive expedition. The famous match races between Andrew . . . Map (db m147672) HM
49Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — 3A 54 — Confederate Cemetery
On Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70) 0.2 miles west of Shute Lane, on the left when traveling west.
Most of the 483 Confederate soldiers buried here were veterans who died while in the Confederate Soldiers' Home which stood about 1 mile north of here. Also buried here is Ralph Ledbetter, former slave and bodyguard to a Confederate officer during . . . Map (db m147676) HM WM
50Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Confederate Soldiers' HomeCaring for the Veterans
Near Rachels Lane east of Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70), on the right when traveling east.
Residents of the Tennessee Confederate Soldiers’ Home gained admission by proving that they served in the Confederate army honorably and that they could no longer provide for themselves. For most, an approved pension application or military record . . . Map (db m182543) HM
51Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Confederate Soldiers' HomeBuilding a Veterans' Home
Near Rachels Lane east of Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70), on the right when traveling east.
After the Civil War, many soldiers struggled with poverty, mental health issues, and physical disabilities. The federal government, along with concerned citizens, provided pensions and group homes for Union soldiers. In the former Confederate . . . Map (db m182547) HM
52Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Determined ResistanceFighting for Freedom
On Field Quarter Trail.
In spite of the threat of violence, the men, women, and children who Andrew Jackson held in bondage still found ways to fight against the injustice and inhumanity of slavery. There were several instances of slaves running away. Jackson family . . . Map (db m85475) HM
53Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — 187 — Dodson School
On Chandler Road, 0.1 miles north of Summit Run Place, on the right when traveling north.
As early as 1815, school was held nearby at Stoner's Lick Methodist Church. In 1843, early settler Timothy Dodson granted land for a dedicated schoolhouse that was built c. 1855. After it burned, classes were held at the Hermitage railroad station . . . Map (db m147673) HM
54Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Explore The Hermitage Grounds
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
From this point, you have many tour options inviting you to think about another time here at this 1120–acre National Historic Landmark. Use the map to guide you to any of the many points of interest you’ll find throughout Andrew Jackson’s . . . Map (db m85369) HM
55Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Field Quarter Trail
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
This path leads to the Field Quarter, an area that was once home to at least eighty enslaved African-Americans. A series of illustrated signs near exposed building foundations at the site help you to “see” what life was like for this . . . Map (db m81410) HM
56Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Field Quarter Trail
This path leads to the Field Quarter, an area that was once home to at least eighty enslaved African-Americans. A series of illustrated signs near exposed building foundations at the site help you to "see" what life was like for this part of the . . . Map (db m85379) HM
57Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Ginning and Pressing "King Cotton"Wealth Created by Enslaved Hands
On Field Quarter Trail.
Andrew Jackson built a cotton gin and press at The Hermitage in 1807, both of which stood in the field in front of you. It was a shrewd decision on Jackson's part, not only making his plantation more self-sufficient, but also generating additional . . . Map (db m85479) HM
58Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Growing CottonA Risky Venture
Near Rachel's Lane.
Andrew Jackson called it his farm, but in reality, The Hermitage was a large cotton plantation dependent upon enslaved labor. All the agricultural activities on Jackson’s 1000 – acre plantation supported his cotton. On average, Jackson’s . . . Map (db m81422) HM
59Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — 3A 81 — Hunter's Hill
On Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70) at Shute Lane, on the right when traveling east on Lebanon Pike.
On Cumberland River, two miles north, was Andrew Jackson's plantation, Hunter's Hill, which he bought in 1796 and where he lived until 1804 when he sold it to Colonel Edward Ward and removed to the adjoining tract to which he gave the name of the . . . Map (db m147681) HM
60Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Icehouse
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
The Hermitage icehouse, a common feature on larger farms and plantations during the nineteenth century, stood on the north side of the smokehouse. Archaeological excavation at this site in 1993 uncovered a portion of a 20 by 20 foot . . . Map (db m85480) HM
61Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Land Conservation at The HermitagePrescribed Grazing Plan
Near Rachel's Lane.
Prescribed grazing at the Hermitage improves forage, animal, soil, and water resources. Animal resources are improved by striving to maintain quality forge 3” to 8” tall. This height allows graze animals to have optimum intake. . . . Map (db m81424) HM
62Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Land Conservation at The HermitageNative Warm Season Grasses Plan
Near Rachels Lane.
Native warm season grasses grow well during the summer heat. These are bunch type grasses, and the bare ground between the grass clumps provides wildlife cover and nesting space. Habitat conditions are excellent for species such as bobwhite quail, . . . Map (db m85446) HM
63Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Our Peace: Follow the Drinking GourdMemorial to the Enslaved
Near Rachels Lane, 0.7 miles east of Hermitage Road, on the right when traveling east.
In 2006, archaeologists discovered a slave cemetery at the site of a new subdivision on the former Ingleside plantation that once adjoined The Hermitage. This cemetery likely held the remains of the enslaved from not only Ingleside, but also . . . Map (db m182548) HM
64Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Property, Family, Humanity
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
For the Jackson family, the enslaved were property and the foundation of their wealth. The monetary value of the enslaved far exceeded the combined worth of the Hermitage land, mansion and other improvements. Andrew Jackson himself had no . . . Map (db m52412) HM
65Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Stone Hall / Eversong
Near Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70) near Stones River Greenway, on the right when traveling west.
Stone Hall and the cabin Eversong on the Stones River are situated on land that before white settlers came was Native American Indian hunting grounds controlled primarily by the Cherokee, but also used by the Shawnee and Chickasaw. . . . Map (db m147665) HM
66Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Stories Told by Things the Enslaved Left Behind
Near Rachels Lane.
Artifacts found during excavations of the Field Quarter have much to say about daily life within the Hermitage enslaved community. Animal bones tell us a great deal about diet. Buttons and sewing equipment provide details about clothing. Marbles, . . . Map (db m85445) HM
67Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Tennessee Confederate Soldiers' Home Cemetery Monument
On Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70), on the right when traveling east.
This crude, unhewn piece of everlasting granite is here to mark the resting place of manly men men like it: firm, solid, true men who, in support of principle, uncomplainingly endured hunger, cold and deprivation which history cannot . . . Map (db m182551) WM
68Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Architectural Evolution Of The HermitageA Matter of Style and Substance
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
Like its landscape, so too have the homes of the Hermitage been touched by time and circumstance. Andrew and Rachel Jackson's first Hermitage home was a substantial and well-furnished two-story log farmhouse, where they lived from 1804 until well . . . Map (db m85367) HM
69Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Belted Galloway
Near Rachel's Lane.
The Belted Galloway is an heirloom breed of beef cattle originating in the mountainous region of Galloway in southwestern Scotland. A hardy breed, they are naturally polled (hornless) and are distinguished by their thick heavy coats and white belt . . . Map (db m81425) HM
70Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Donelson Family Cemetery
Near Rachels Lane, 0.7 miles east of Hermitage Road, on the right when traveling east.
This cemetery provides a resting place for many members of the Donelson family whose original burial sites have been lost to development. It is not original to the Hermitage Church grounds. In 1948, a local chapter of the Daughters of the . . . Map (db m182534) HM
71Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Field QuarterLives of Labor
On Field Quarter Trail, on the left when traveling east.
In 1806, Andrew Jackson purchased 640 acres north of the first Hermitage and in turn used this land mostly for field crops such as cotton and corn. Jackson chose this portion of that land to build dwellings for his field slaves because of its . . . Map (db m85432) HM
72Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Field Quarter SpringNourishing Body and Spirit
On Field Quarter Trail, on the right when traveling north.
Known as “Muddy Spring” in Andrew Jackson's time, this fast flowing spring was the primary source of water for the fifty to eighty enslaved men, women, and children who lived in the nearby Field Quarter. Along with its life-sustaining . . . Map (db m85382) HM
73Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The First HermitageWorlds Apart, Side by Side
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
These log buildings tell a remarkable American story unlike any other. From 1804 to 1821, as a two-story farmhouse and kitchen outbuilding, the First Hermitage housed future United States President Andrew Jackson and his family. Here, Jackson lived . . . Map (db m52420) HM
74Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Garden Privy
This small brick privy or necessary is something of a mystery. No documents or illustrations record the presence of such a building when the Jackson family lived on the property. Archaelogical evidence suggests that an older building may have stood . . . Map (db m85374) HM
75Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — 3A 13 — The Hermitage
On Rachels Lane.
Home of Andrew Jackson (1767~1845), Major General in the Army, hero of the Battle of New Orleans, and seventh President of the United States. It was originally built in 1819; partially burned in 1834, during Jackson's second term, replaced by the . . . Map (db m36280) HM
76Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Hermitage ChurchA Gift and a Promise
Near Rachels Lane, 0.7 miles east of Hermitage Road, on the right when traveling east.
In 1823, Andrew Jackson donated the land, a portion of the funds, and the labor of his slaves to build this simple church. There's little doubt that it was the encouragement of Rachel Jackson, a devout Presbyterian, that prompted her husband's . . . Map (db m182525) HM
77Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Hermitage GardenAn Ever Changing Delight
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
As with all living things, the Hermitage Garden cannot be wholly defined by any particular moment in time. Gardens grow and change. Few records tell us about the appearance of the garden Andrew Jackson enjoyed. Jackson hired gardener William Frost . . . Map (db m85370) HM
78Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Hermitage Landscape1804-1821
Near Rachel's Lane.
At a time when limited resources led to smaller dwellings, the distinctions between indoor and outdoor life blurred. When Jackson lived in the log farmhouse, this area buzzed with dawn-to dusk activity, sounds and smells. Cramped housing for white . . . Map (db m81426) HM
79Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Hermitage LandscapeFrontier Farm to Cotton Plantation to Shrine
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
At first glance, The Hermitage Landscape may seem largely untouched by time. Look more closely, however, and discover the changes brought by over 200 years of labor...living...and a changing America. White Americans and their slaves first . . . Map (db m85360) HM
80Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Hermitage MansionSymbol of Democracy?
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
Elegant as it is, The Hermitage Mansion is also a prime example that, indeed, beauty sometimes does lie “in the eye of the beholder.” Andrew Jackson's visitors got their first good look at his home as they rounded the graceful curves of . . . Map (db m85366) HM
81Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Hermitage OverseerBetween Two Worlds
On Field Quarter Trail.
As was common at large plantations, Jackson hired a white overseer on an annual contract to supervise farm operations, particularly the lives and work of the enslaved. The overseer's contract began on January 1, after the previous year's crop had . . . Map (db m85477) HM
82Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Hunter’s Hill Farm Building
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
This log building was not part of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. In 1929, a fire destroyed one of Jackson’s original barns. To help replace it, The Ladies’ Hermitage Association purchased and moved this log building from the nearby Hunter's Hill . . . Map (db m52416) HM
83Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Jackson Family Cemetery
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
Andrew Jackson's strong sense of family extended beyond those he embraced during his lifetime. Reaching into the future to touch generations yet to come, he deeded a small portion of the garden in trust to serve as a family cemetery. Stones . . . Map (db m85372) HM
84Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Jacksons and ReligionReflection of the Times
Near Rachels Lane, 0.7 miles Hermitage Road, on the right when traveling east.
At a time when America was growing in more than material ways, the Jacksons, too, were touched by matters spiritual. In the early 1800s, the stresses of a young nation on the move to new political, geographic, and economic areas produced rapid . . . Map (db m182530) HM
85Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The North Cabin
On Field Quarter Trail.
The remains of the North Cabin stood near this spot until 1988 when it was dismantled because of structural instability. The foundation of the chimney is the only part of the building visible. The North Cabin was a one-story log dwelling with a . . . Map (db m85478) HM
86Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The SpringhouseWater for The Hermitage
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
Of all the enticements Tennessee offered settlers, one promised both survival and a future: Water. Falling from above, bubbling up from below, flowing in broad river “highways”: Water. Two natural free-flowing springs made The . . . Map (db m81428) HM
87Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The TriplexReclaiming the Past
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
Rarely do facts alone uncover the past. Scholarship, judgment, and analysis all have roles in interpreting evidence, and hints, of long-ago lives. So it is with these stones marking the location of a building that Hermitage archaeologists have named . . . Map (db m52410) HM
88Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The War Road
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road. Reported permanently removed.
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 . . . Map (db m214554) HM
89Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — The Work YardThe World Behind the Mansion
Near Rachels Lane, 0.3 miles east of Hermitage Road.
The stately trees and park-like grounds of today’s Hermitage bear scant resemblance to the working plantation of Andrew Jackson’s time. As the farm developed, trees were cleared to make room for fields and pastures. By the time the first . . . Map (db m52408) HM
90Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — Tulip GroveA Greek Revival Home
On Rachels Lane, 0.9 miles east of Hermitage Road when traveling east.
In 1834, Andrew Jackson Donelson began plans for his eventual return to Tennessee when Jackson's presidency ended in 1837. Donelson chose to build a new home on his land adjoining The Hermitage. There he could be near Andrew Jackson, as he had been . . . Map (db m182561) HM
91Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — 3A 11 — Tulip Grove
On Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70) at Rachels Lane, on the right when traveling east on Lebanon Pike.
Designed by Jos. Reiff, who was also builder of the Hermitage, this house was built in 1836 for Andrew J. Donelson, Jackson's namesake and secretary. A West Point graduate, Donelson was at one time minister to Prussia, and held other offices. In . . . Map (db m147680) HM
92Tennessee, Davidson County, Joelton — 166 — Paradise Ridge
On Morgan Road, 0.6 miles east of Whites Creek Pike (U.S. 431), on the left when traveling east.
Named for the Paradise brothers, early settlers from North Carolina, this ridge was home to the Joelton Air Force Station from 1956-61, when the 799th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron operated here as a part of the integrated continental . . . Map (db m147786) HM
93Tennessee, Davidson County, Madison — 3A 55 — Indian Captivity
On Neelys Bend Road at Hospital Drive, on the right when traveling west on Neelys Bend Road.
Two miles east on Cumberland River was Neely's Lick, later called Larkin's Sulphur Spring. Here, in the fall of 1780 William Neely was killed and his daughter Mary captured by Indians. Carried by her captors to Michigan, she escaped after two years, . . . Map (db m147699) HM
94Tennessee, Davidson County, Madison — 3A 246 — Madison Adventist Origins
On Cheyenne Boulevard, 0.1 miles north of Pallas Drive, on the right when traveling north.
In June 1904 near this spot, "The Morning Star" moored for repairs. Seventh-day Adventist visionary Ellen White, mother of boat owner Edson White, saw the nearby Ferguson Farm for sale and told educators Edward A. Sutherland and Percy T. Magan to . . . Map (db m162447) HM
95Tennessee, Davidson County, Madison — 29 — Madison College
On Hospital Drive, 0.1 miles north of Neelys Bend Road, on the left when traveling north.
Madison College was founded in 1904 as Nashville Agricultural Normal Institute by Seventh-day Adventists on a farm of 412 acres. A sanitarium and campus industries were integral to the plan of work and study for students training for careers in . . . Map (db m147701) HM
96Tennessee, Davidson County, Madison — 13 — Mrs. John Donelson
On Gallatin Pike North (U.S. 31E) at Rivergate Parkway, on the right when traveling south on Gallatin Pike North.
After Col. John Donelson was killed in 1785, his widow and family continued to live here in a log house. In 1789 lawyers Andrew Jackson and John Overton boarded with the Donelsons. Here Jackson met Rachel, the Donelson's youngest daughter. They . . . Map (db m147702) HM
97Tennessee, Davidson County, Madison — 172 — Odom's Tennessee Pride Sausage, Inc.
On Neelys Bend Road just north of Nix Pass, on the right when traveling north.
In 1943, with a $1000 loan from a friend, Douglas G. Odom, Sr., his wife Louise, and their children - Doug Jr., Richard, Judy, and June - started a four-hog a day sausage business. Before selling the company in 2012, the three generation . . . Map (db m147698) HM
98Tennessee, Davidson County, Madison — 171 — Smith-Carter House
On Gibson Drive, 0.2 miles north of Due West Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
This stone, Monterey-style house was built in 1925 and purchased in 1952 by “Mr. Country,” Carl Smith, just weeks before his marriage to June Carter, of the famed Carter Family. The farm remained home to June and daughter Carlene . . . Map (db m147478) HM
99Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville — 3A 199 — "Historic Talbot's Corner" / Thomas Talbot 1760-1831
On Brick Church Pike at West Trinity Lane (U.S. 431), on the right when traveling south on Brick Church Pike.
Thomas Talbot, Revolutionary War veteran wounded at the Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina, served as sheriff of Washington County and Senate clerk for the State of Franklin before moving to Nashville in 1789. On this site, he acquired 290 . . . Map (db m151762) HM
100Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville — 75 — "Western Harmony"
On Third Avenue North at James Robertson Parkway (U.S. 431), on the left when traveling north on Third Avenue North.
Music publishing in Nashville began in 1824 when "The Western Harmony" was published by Allen D. Carden and Samuel J. Rogers. A book of hymns and instruction for singing, it was printed by Carey A. Harris on the press of his newspaper, the Nashville . . . Map (db m147736) HM

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