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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Germantown, 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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Davidson County, TN (1430) Cheatham County, TN (16) Robertson County, TN (39) Rutherford County, TN (227) Sumner County, TN (135) Williamson County, TN (415) Wilson County, TN (76)  DavidsonCounty(1430) Davidson County (1430)  CheathamCounty(16) Cheatham County (16)  RobertsonCounty(39) Robertson County (39)  RutherfordCounty(227) Rutherford County (227)  SumnerCounty(135) Sumner County (135)  WilliamsonCounty(415) Williamson County (415)  WilsonCounty(76) Wilson County (76)
Nashville is the county seat for Davidson County
Germantown is in Davidson County
      Davidson County (1430)  
      Cheatham County (16)  
      Robertson County (39)  
      Rutherford County (227)  
      Sumner County (135)  
      Williamson County (415)  
      Wilson County (76)  
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1 Tennessee, Davidson County, Germantown — 179 — Germantown Brewery District
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
2 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Germantown — 73 — Assumption Church / Cardinal Stritch
Assumption Church Nashville’s second oldest Catholic church, dedicated Aug. 14, 1859, its rectory on right was added in 1874, school on left in 1879. The present altar, windows, and steeple were added later. The Germantown neighborhood grew . . . Map (db m4517) HM
3 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Germantown — 159 — Centenary Methodist Institute
Women from the Methodist Training School founded Warioto Settlement House in 1908. Renamed Centenary Methodist Institute, CMI moved to this location by 1921. CMI worked with rural migrant families in the North Nashville area called Kalb Hollow, . . . Map (db m147773) HM
4 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Germantown — 3A 42 — Freeland's Station
On this site stood one of the principal stations of the Cumberland Settlements. Felix Robertson, son of Col. James Robertson and the first white child born in the Settlement, was born here, Jan. 11, 1781. On Jan. 15 the fort was heavily attacked by . . . Map (db m4131) HM
5 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Germantown — George & Nathan “Nearest” Green & Jack Daniels
Pictured: George Green (L), son of Nathan "Nearest" Green and Jack Daniel (R). Nearest taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey. Nearest was the first Master Distiller for Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey and the first African-American Master . . . Map (db m197855) HM
6 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Germantown — 114 — Germantown Historic District
European immigrants established Germantown, the first suburb in North Nashville, in the 1850s. Large brick townhouses stood next to modest workers' cottages, illustrating the area's economic and social diversity. World War I and changes in public . . . Map (db m4518) HM
7 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Germantown — 146 — Mary Catherine Schweiss Strobel(1912-1986)
Nashville native Mary Catherine Strobel was the first female employee of the Nashville Fire Department, serving from 1948 to 1977. She also devoted her life to helping the poor. She lived in the family home, 1212 7th Avenue North, from 1938 to 1971. . . . Map (db m147771) HM
8 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Germantown — Tennessee State Capitol Building
The Tennessee State Capitol building, a National Historic Landmark, was designed by renowned architect William Strickland (who also designed the National Historic Landmark First Presbyterian Church at 5th Ave and Church St in Downtown) and . . . Map (db m224772) HM
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9 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — Bedford PlantationEstablished 1997
The land that is now Bedford Plantation subdivision was once part of 640 acres owned by Julian Bedford (1825-1879), and Virginia R. Kenney Bedford (1830-1916), who settled in 1851 at what was to be known as the Bailey Station community. They . . . Map (db m149053) HM
10 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — Confederate GermantownShelby Grays, 4th Tennessee Infantry
Although in 1860, Germantown numbered fewer than 300 people, almost every able-bodied man—85 of them—enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861. They formed the Shelby Grays and were designated Co. A, 4th Tennessee Infantry. The regiment, . . . Map (db m162731) HM
11 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — 386 — Fortunate SurvivorGermantown Presbyterian Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
This is the only Germantown church to survive the war, while the town suffered because of its strategic location on the Memphis & Charlestown Railroad. Many male members of the congregation joined the 4th Tennessee Infantry (CSA), while others . . . Map (db m121840) HM
12 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — Frances Wright(1795-1852)
In 1825, Scottish-born Frances Wright purchased 1,940 acres of land on this site to establish a utopian colony called Nashoba, an experiment to end slavery. General Lafayette, the French Revolutionary War hero, her host on her voyage to America and . . . Map (db m200775) HM
13 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — Germantown Baptist Church Reported missing
Organized circa 1836 as New Hope Baptist Church. Ground given in 1841 by Wilks Brooks, whose family was active in life of the Church for many years. Original building was burned in 1862 when Federal forces had command of community. Present building . . . Map (db m162738) HM
14 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — Germantown Cemetery
Founded by Germantown Methodist Episcopal Church on land bought in 1840 from George P. and Nicey B. Shepherd, early subdividers of the village, this cemetery served the whole community for 125 years. A stone fragment dated 1843 marks the earliest . . . Map (db m84552) HM
15 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — 10 — Germantown Depot
The Germantown Depot, shown in 1927, was constructed in 1858. It served as a passenger station between Memphis and Williston, Tennessee. The depot was also a shipping center and a floral distribution point. The depot burned in 1947 and was rebuilt . . . Map (db m200824) HM
16 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — Germantown Road
Germantown Road (formerly Bridge Street), looking south, shows left to right, C.M. Callis Cheap Cash Store, Second Street, George R. King's Store, and the Germantown Fuel Feed and Supply Co. (1905) Visit . . . Map (db m200835) HM
17 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — Germantown, Tennessee
The City began in 1833 as the hamlet of Pea Ridge, was renamed Germantown in 1836 and incorporated in 1841. The City of Germantown now includes the site of historic Nashoba Plantation. Union troops occupied the town during the Civil War. Yellow . . . Map (db m74837) HM
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18 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — Glenn's Grocery and Dr. Seay's Office (1940s)
The office of Dr. John Grundy Seay and Glenn's Grocery were side by side, prior to this site becoming the Germantown Commissary. Visit to learn more about Germantown history.Map (db m200830) HM
19 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — John Gray Historic House
One of the oldest surviving brick residences in Shelby County, the John Gray House, built prior to 1851, is a rare example of a Federal Period hall and parlor plan, middle-class farmhouse. Originally located in Morning Sun, near Eads, it was moved . . . Map (db m83728) HM
20 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — Neshoba Junior High School
Land near the present church site was provided to New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church by Mrs. Florida Thompson, a member of a prominent white family of Germantown. The land was made available for a church structure, known then as a brush arbor, . . . Map (db m143164) HM
21 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — Raiding the RailsCivil War in Germantown 1862
During the Civil War, the railroad in front of you was the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. Union forces occupied the area soon after the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh and the capture of Memphis on June 6. they used the railroad to transport troops and . . . Map (db m107968) HM
22 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — S.A. Oakley
S.A. Oakley established his mercantile and grocery store at the intersection of Germantown Road and Dogwood Road in 1938. Oakley sold hardware, canned goods, feed, kerosene and candy. After Oakley's death in 1941, his son Minor Oakley operated the . . . Map (db m200826) HM
23 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — 12 — Southern Railway
A Southern Railway engine making a stop at the Germantown Depot in 1915. Southern Railway operated along these tracks between 1894 and 1990. This Depot served as an office for the Railway Express Agency (REA). It was destroyed by fire in the late . . . Map (db m200834) HM
24 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown — War Comes to GermantownGuarding the Railroad
In 1861, Germantown was divided between secessionists and unionists until the news of Fort Sumter and President Abraham Lincoln’s call for volunteers tilted the balance in favor of secession. Germantown women announced on April 26, “We…offer . . . Map (db m82844) HM
25 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown, East Germantown — Fort Germantown
This was the site of a Civil War earthwork redoubt built by the Union Army as part of a series of forts guarding the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. The fort is thought to have been built in June 1863 by the 49th Illinois Infantry Regiment and used . . . Map (db m74839) HM
26 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown, Lakes of Forest Hill — First Marine Division Memorial
Dedicated to those men of the First Marine Division, FMF who gave their lives in the service of their country World War II • Korea • Vietnam Southwest AsiaMap (db m200770) WM
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27 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown, Lakes of Forest Hill — Shelby County Vietnam War Memorial
In memory of the citizens of Shelby County who gave their lives for their country in the Viet Nam WarMap (db m200773) WM
28 Tennessee, Shelby County, Germantown, South Germantown — Oaklawn Garden
The house was built in 1854 on Wm. Carter's land. Its 493 acres were subdivided in 1872. In 1918 Fritz Hussy and Mamie Cloyes owned and named 20 acres Oaklawn Garden. Harry and Becky Cloyes established a botanical garden and museum of historic . . . Map (db m76905) HM
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Sep. 30, 2023