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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Nashville, 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 (673) Cheatham County, TN (14) Robertson County, TN (39) Rutherford County, TN (208) Sumner County, TN (108) Williamson County, TN (357) Wilson County, TN (56)  DavidsonCounty(673) Davidson County (673)  CheathamCounty(14) Cheatham County (14)  RobertsonCounty(39) Robertson County (39)  RutherfordCounty(208) Rutherford County (208)  SumnerCounty(108) Sumner County (108)  WilliamsonCounty(357) Williamson County (357)  WilsonCounty(56) Wilson County (56)
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1Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 199 — "Historic Talbot's Corner" / Thomas Talbot 1760-1831
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
2Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 75 — "Western Harmony"
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
3Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — “Travelers' Rest”
About 1783 Gen’l James Robertson erected a fort on this site. Important councils were held here. His brother Mark, and his son, Peyton, were killed by Indians near by. About 1796, he erected a large two-story brick house, facing east and . . . Map (db m163416) HM
4Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — A Birthplace of Freedom
"In the hands of the enemy they are used with much effect against us. In our hands we must try to use them with the best possible effect against the rebels." — General in Chief H. W. Halleck to Major General U. S. Grant, March 31, 1863 . . . Map (db m179193) HM
5Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — A Lake Called Watauga
Along with the Parthenon, Lake Watauga is one of few features in Centennial Park today that remains from the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition. The lake's waters have reflected the elaborate buildings that once encircled it, the brilliant . . . Map (db m182164) HM
6Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . Map (db m146936) HM
7Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 122 — Academic Building At Fisk University
The Academic Building at Fisk University was designed by Nashville architect Moses McKissack and was made possible by a gift from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. On May 22, 1908, William H. Taft, later 27th President of the United States, laid the . . . Map (db m4511) HM
8Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Address by President Lincoln at the Dedication of The Gettysburg National CemeteryNovember 19, 1863.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that . . . Map (db m146957) WM
9Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Adelicia Hayes Franklin Acklen CheathamMarch 15, 1817 - May 4, 1887 — Owner of Belmont Mansion and Louisiana plantations —
Adelicia Hayes was the daughter of Oliver Bliss Hayes. At times Hayes was a lawyer, judge, Presbyterian minister and a land speculator. Adelicia married 50-year-old Isaac Franklin when she was 22. Franklin's home, Fairvue, still stands outside of . . . Map (db m166484) HM
10Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Adolphus HeimanApril 17, 1809 - November 16, 1862 — Prussian Immigrant, Architect, Confederate colonel —
Though Heiman was first buried in Mississippi, admirers brought Heiman's remains to Confederate Circle where they now rest beneath the monument. Confederate officers had recommended he be promoted to brigadier general, and this was confirmed four . . . Map (db m166483) HM
11Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 64 — Adolphus Heiman1809 - 1862
Born Potsdam, Prussia. Came to Nashville 1838. Lived in home on this site. Architect, Engineer & Builder; Designed Univ. of Nash. Main Bldg., Central State Hosp. Main Bldg., Suspension Bridge over Cumberland River. Masonic Leader; Adj. U.S. Army . . . Map (db m4512) HM
12Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 57 — Albert Gleaves
Born here Jan. 1. 1858, a graduate of the Naval Academy in 1879, he commanded the USS Cushing in the War with Spain. In 1917 took command of the Cruiser and Transport Force, US Navy, which convoyed Allied troops to France without the loss of a man. . . . Map (db m147503) HM
13Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 122 — Albertine Maxwell
Regarded as the symbol of dance in her adopted hometown of Nashville, Ellen Albertine Chaiser Maxwell (1902-96) operated the Albertine School of the Dance (1936-80). She had danced with Chicago Opera, Adolf Baum Dance Co., and Ruth St. Denis Dance . . . Map (db m24195) HM
14Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 169 — Alexander Little Page Green(1806-1874)
In 1829, The Rev. Alex Green joined the Methodist Episcopal Church's Nashville Conference. Elected vice-president of the TN Conference's Temperance Society in 1835, Green was instrumental in the Southern Methodist Publishing House's move to . . . Map (db m147788) HM
15Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — All the Park's a Stage
From comedy to tragedy, opera to rock, acting classes to dance recitals, the performing arts have had a home in Centennial Park from the beginning. Concerts and theatrical events in the park are popular today, but before most homes contained a . . . Map (db m182158) HM
16Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Alvin C. York
Armed with his rifle and pistol his courage and skill, this one Tennessean silenced a German Battalion of 35 machine guns, killing 25 enemy soldiers, and capturing 132 in the Argonne Forest of France, October 8, 1918 Right side: . . . Map (db m86362) HM
17Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Amqui Station
Amqui Station was constructed in 1910 as a Lousiville and Nashville (L&N) railroad switching and passenger depot in Madison, Tennessee. The original station was located at the junction of the L&N and the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis . . . Map (db m166610) HM
18Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — An Urban GreenwayAlong Nashville's Historic — Downtown Riverfront —
Side 1 From prehistory to the present, the Cumberland River has shaped our city. By the early 1800's, the town of Nashville was thriving because of its proximity to this natural water highway. Goods such as flour, tobacco, pork and iron . . . Map (db m107696) HM
19Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Andrew JacksonJackson.
Born March 15, 1767 Died June 8, 1845 Seventh President of the United States 1829-1837 Commander of victorious American forces at Battle of New Orleans January 8, 1815 This equestrian statue by Clark Mills was erected by the Tennessee . . . Map (db m85487) HM WM
20Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Andrew Johnson1808-1875
17th President of the United States of America 1865-1869 Map (db m85485) HM
21Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Andrew Johnson
governor of Tennessee from 1853 to 1857, was appointed military governor of the state in March 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln after the fall of Nashville. At Johnson's urging, the Union Army began constructing fortifications around the city. . . . Map (db m178420) HM
22Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 108 — Anne Dallas Dudley1876-1955
Anne Dudley played a significant role in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment by the State of Tennessee. A native of Nashville, she served as president of the Nashville Equal Suffrage League, 1911-15; president of the Tennessee Equal . . . Map (db m4524) HM
23Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 153 — Arna Wendell Bontemps1902 - 1973
At this site lived Arna W. Bontemps, one of the most prolific contributors to the Harlem or Negro Renaissance. From 1943 to 1965, Bontemps, an award-winning poet, playwright, novelist, biographer, historian, editor, and author of children's books, . . . Map (db m4959) HM
24Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 10 — Assault on Montgomery Hill — Dec. 15, 1864 —
500 yards east of here, Maj. Gen. T. J. Wood led an assault by his IV Corps against the Confederate skirmish line on the hill, eventually carrying it. Attacking the main line about 600 yards south, Wood was unable to take it by direct assault, the . . . Map (db m52302) HM
25Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 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
26Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Athletic ParkBaseball
By the 1870s, the Sulphur Springs Bottom took the name Athletic Park. Locals found the open fields where the areas earliest inhabitants once lived ideal for picnics and recreational activities, including two sports in their infancy: football and . . . Map (db m175207) HM
27Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 180 — Avon N. Williams, Jr.1921-1994
A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Avon N. Williams, Jr., was an attorney, statewide civil rights leader, politician, educator, and a founder of the Davidson County Independent Political Council and the Tennessee Voters Council. In 1950, as a . . . Map (db m147486) HM
28Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Banner Building
Built in 1913, the 162 Building was originally occupied by Standard Furniture and Southern Door and Glass. However, it was best known for its association with the Nashville Banner which occupied the building from 1920 to 1938. Following the . . . Map (db m182288) HM
29Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Baptist Sunday School Board Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m183248) HM
30Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Baseball in Civil War NashvillePastime of War
In the spring of 1862, Nashville became the first Confederate state capital to fall to Union forces. As the Union army took control, it established camps around the State Capitol building, including in this area, one of the most historic places in . . . Map (db m160531) HM
31Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Baseball ReturnsBaseball
Professional baseball returned to Nashville in 1978. Vanderbilt University baseball coach, Larry Schmittou, along with country music artists Conway Twitty, Jerry Reed, Cal Smith, and several addnional investors, purchased a Double-A minor . . . Map (db m175198) HM
32Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Battle of Nashville
On hills S.W. And N.E. of here stood the redoubts of the line of Gen. John B. Hood, Dec. 15, 1864 Erected by Gen. Wm. B. Bate Chap. U. D. C. 1940Map (db m164097) HM
33Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 126 — Battle of Nashville(December 16, 1864) — Assault on the Barricade —
During the retreat from Nashville, Colonel Edmund Rucker's brigade attempted to block the Union pursuit by erecting a barricade of fence rails and logs across Granny White Pike, 1/2 mile south of this spot. During the ensuing night attack by Union . . . Map (db m60230) HM
34Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 134 — Battle of Nashville(December 16, 1864) — Confederate Final Stand —
After the withdrawal from the main Confederate line at Peach Orchard Hill, Lt. Gen. Stephen D. Lee formed a battle line across Franklin Pike 400 yards east of here with 200 men from the remnants of Brig. Gen. Henry Clayton's division and two cannons . . . Map (db m53394) HM
35Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 233 — Battle of NashvilleAttack by U.S. Colored Troops on the Confederate right flank
(side 1) After defeating the Confederate army at Franklin, Union troops under Gen. John Schofield returned to Nashville, Confederate troops under Gen. John Bell Hood followed. and spent 2 weeks preparing to assault the capital. The . . . Map (db m184683) HM
36Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 37 — Battle of NashvillePeach Orchard Hill
On Dec. 16, 1864, Gen. S.D. Lee's Corps, Army of Tennessee, held this right flank of Hood's defense line which ran south along the crest of this ridge. Violent artillery fire and infantry attacks by the corps of Wood and Steedman failed to dislodge . . . Map (db m25651) HM
37Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 5 — Battle of NashvilleShy's Hill
On this hill was fought the decisive encounter of the Battle of Nashville December 16, 1864. At 4:15 P.M. a Federal assault at the angle on top of the hill broke the Confederate line. Col. W. M. Shy 20th Tenn. Inf. was killed and Gen. T. B. Smith . . . Map (db m53393) HM
38Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 9 — Battle of NashvilleStewart's Line
Loring's division of Stewart's Corps, Hood's Confederate Army of Tennessee, fought behind this stone wall Dec. 16, 1864. All Federal Attacks were beaten back until the Confederate line was broken a mile to the west. The division retreated south . . . Map (db m147098) HM WM
39Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 1 — Battle of NashvilleCavalry Action — Dec. 15, 1864
Forming the outer arc of the Federal main attack, R.W. Johnson's 6th Cavalry Division, Wilson's Corps, here hit Rucker's Confederate Cavalry Brigade, west of Richland Creek. Withdrawing south to Harding Road, Rucker held there until bypassing . . . Map (db m151694) HM
40Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 11 — Battle of NashvilleIV Corps Jump-off Line - Dec. 15, 1864
Using the defensive salient 500 yards east, Wood's Corps, with the XVI Corps on its right, swung southwest to envelop the left of the Confederate line, 1 1/2 miles south, and pushed it back in spite of determined resistance. The XXIII Corps . . . Map (db m28423) HM
41Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 12 — Battle of NashvilleOuter Federal Defenses - Dec. 2, 1864
Here the outer Federal Defensive line, which stretched 7 mi. around the city, crossed Hillsboro Pike. It was used at the commencement of the battle on Dec. 15 by Wood's IV Corps as a line of departure for the main attack. Faint traces of the old . . . Map (db m28420) HM
42Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 15 — Battle of NashvilleConfederate Defenses — Dec. 15, 1864 —
Stewart's Corps, Army of Tennessee, held this part of Hood's original line, extending east about 1500 yards, and west and south about 1 mile to Hillsboro Pike. After the turning of his left, about 4:00 P.M., Stewart established a new position . . . Map (db m53345) HM
43Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 17 — Battle of NashvilleLee's Position — Dec. 15, 1864 —
Here, Stephen D. Lee's Corps, Army of Tennessee, bestrode the highway and railroad. Cheatham's Corps held the right of the line, which ran northeast about 2 miles to Rain's Hill. After the Confederate left was broken in the afternoon's fighting, . . . Map (db m52849) HM
44Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 18 — Battle of NashvilleFederal Defensive Line — Dec. 15, 1864
The Federal defensive line ran NE & SW through here. Ft. Casino was on the hill to the west, Fort Negley to the northeast. Garrisoned on Dec. 2 by Schofield's XXIII Corps, it was occupied by Cruft's Provisional Division when the battle began. The . . . Map (db m151765) HM
45Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 20 — Battle of NashvilleSteedman’s Position - Dec. 15, 1864
From a line of departure running NE-SW through here, Maj. Gen. Steedman’s Provisional Detachment of 6 brigades at 6:00 a.m. launched a holding attack southwestward against the Confederate right, on high ground about 2 miles south. The main attack, . . . Map (db m164104) HM
46Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 3 — Battle of NashvilleFederal Defenses
The hill to the west was a strong point in the system of permanent Federal defenses, started in 1862, which extended to the river on both sides of the town. Artillery was emplaced here from time to time.Map (db m84792) HM
47Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 4 — Battle of NashvilleDefense by Ector's Brigade — Dec. 15, 1864 —
In position from here northward along high ground, Ector's Brigade of French's Confederate Division commanded by Col. Daniel Coleman, outposted the left of Hood's line. Attacked by the Federal XVI Corps, supported by artillery and part of the . . . Map (db m52597) HM
48Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 6 — Battle of NashvilleTaking of Redoubt No. 5 — Dec. 15, 1864 —
Hood's Redoubt No. 5 was on this hill. Couch's Division of the XXIII Corps, sweeping to the south of the route of Smith's XVI, captured it and the hills to the east late in the afternoon. Wilson's cavalry, crossing the highway about 2 miles south, . . . Map (db m53357) HM
49Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 7 — Battle of NashvilleLumsden's Defense — Dec. 15, 1864
0.3 mi. west was Redoubt No. 4 in Hood's detached supporting works. Garrisoned by Lumsden's Battery of smoothbore Napoleons, supported by 100 men of the 29th Alabama Infantry under Capt. Foster, it was finally overrun by the assault of 12 infantry . . . Map (db m163075) HM
50Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 8 — Battle of NashvilleConfederate Outpost — Dec. 15, 1864 —
100 yards west was Redoubt No. 3 in the Confederate system of detached works beyond the main line. It was overrun by the enveloping attack of Wood's IV Corps from the northwest.Map (db m164057) HM
51Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N2 1 — Battle of NashvilleConfederate Position — Dec. 16, 1864 —
Stewart's Corps, badly mauled during the first day, withdrew at night to a line extending eastward. Lee's Corps, forming the right wing, extended the line across Franklin Pike. Cheatham's Corps, on Stewart's left, extended the line westward, and . . . Map (db m53352) HM
52Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N2 2 — Battle of NashvilleSmith's Assault — Dec. 16, 1864 —
The Federal XVI Corps attacked southward along this road. After violent artillery bombardment, McArthur's Division took the hill to the west about 4:00 p.m., precipitating the rout of Hood's Army. This hill is named for Col. W. M. Shy, 20th Tenn. . . . Map (db m53351) HM
53Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N2 4 — Battle of NashvilleConfederate Defenses - Dec. 16, 1864
Lee's Corps held the right flank of the line in the final stages of the battle, linking with Stewart to the west. Here it extended east, then south around Peach Orchard Hill. Violent attacks by Steedman's brigades were repulsed bloodily: Lee did not . . . Map (db m81429) HM
54Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 89 — Battle of Nashville Confederate Line
Trenches about 20 ft. N of this point, held by Loring's Division, were the center of the Confederate main line before the Battle of Nashville. On Dec. 15, 1864, Redoubt No. 1, a key artillery salient 200 yds. NW, fired on Federal forces until . . . Map (db m52850) HM
55Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Battle of Nashville Monument
Battle of Nashville 1864 Oh, valorous gray, in the grave of your fate, Oh, glorious blue, in the long dead years, You were sown in sorrow and harrowed in hate, But your harvest is a Nation's tears, For the message you left . . . Map (db m76476) WM
56Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Battle of Nashville Monument
The Battle of Nashville Monument
The Statue The Battle of Nashville Monument was commissioned by the Ladies Battlefield Association (Mrs. James E. Caldwell, President) and created by Giuseppe Moretti. (Look for his signature at the . . . Map (db m103211) HM
57Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Battle of the Bluffs
Raged around this point April 2, 1781 between Cherokee Indians and settlers. Loosed by Mrs. James Robertson, dogs from the Fort attacked the Indians allowing settlers to escape to the Fort. Many were killed including Captian James Leiper.Map (db m72268) HM WM
58Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Belle Meade BourbonBelle Meade Plantation
The Belle Meade Distillery once stood 3 miles east of Belle Meade Farm on the Harding Pike (where St. Thomas Hospital stands today). The location was known as Bosley Springs, the waters from which feed the Richland Creek that runs in front of . . . Map (db m158321) HM
59Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 121 — Belle Meade Golf Links Historic District
Platted in 1915 by developer Johnson Bransford. Belle Meade Golf Links is one of the early subdivisions that arose from the dissolution of the world-famous Belle Meade Plantation. This small residential district represents early 20th century . . . Map (db m147106) HM
60Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Belle Meade PlantationThe Battle of Nashville — Hood's Campaign —
(overview) In September 1864, after Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood at Atlanta, Hood led the Army of Tennessee northwest against Sherman’s supply lines. Rather than contest Sherman’s “March to . . . Map (db m68971) HM
61Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Belle Meade PlantationChange of Ownership
Confederate Gen. William Hicks “Billy” Jackson (1835–1903), who acquired Belle Meade Plantation after the war, served with distinction throughout the Western Theater of the Civil War. He was an excellent horseman, a skill that . . . Map (db m68973) HM
62Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 40 — Belle Vue
The original log part of this house was built about 1818 by Abram DeMoss and named Belle Vue for the house his father, Lewis DeMoss, built in 1797 overlooking the Harpeth River a mile southwest. In time the name was given to the Nashville & . . . Map (db m147117) HM
63Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 136 — Bells Bend / Scottsboro
Bells Bend Bells Bend, first known as White's Bend, is an 18-square-mile area encompassed by a U-shaped bend in the Cumberland River. Numerous archaeological sites indicate that the area has been inhabited for at least 10,000 years. Bells . . . Map (db m191958) HM
64Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 202 — Belmont Church and Koinonia Coffeehouse / Contemporary Christian Music
Belmont Church and Koinonia Coffeehouse Koinonia (Greek for 'fellowship') Coffeehouse opened in 1973 with artists such as Dogwood, Fireworks and Brown Bannister boldly sharing their faith through contemporary music. It became a destination . . . Map (db m147530) HM
65Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 95 — Belmont Domestic Academy
On the present site of Two Rivers High School, Belmont Domestic Academy, a girl's boarding school was founded in 1815. It was conducted by Mr. and Mrs. John J. Abercrombie in a large frame house formerly the residence of David Buchanan. Among the . . . Map (db m151771) HM
66Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 16 — Belmont Mansion
This mansion was built in 1853 as a summer home for Joseph and Adelicia Acklen. An 1860 addition by architect Adolphus Heiman expanded the mansion's size to 36 rooms. The entrance to the 177 acre estate, which featured gardens decorated with marble . . . Map (db m52143) HM
67Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 142 — Belmont-Hillsboro Neighborhood
When Adelicia Acklen's estate was sold in 1890, the Belmont Mansion and its ground became Belmont College. Other portions, and parts of the neighboring Sunnyside Mansion property, were subdivided into residential lots by the Belmont Land Co. In . . . Map (db m52304) HM
68Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Benjamin Franklin CheathamOctober 20, 1820 - September 4,1886 — Nashville Racetrack owner, Confederate States Army major general, farmer, civil servant —
Cheatham's small stone is about 100 feet back. Cheatham was born in Nashville. His mother's grandfather was James Robertson, the founder of Nashville. He grew up on the family plantation on the Cumberland River's Cockrell Bend. The Cheathams came . . . Map (db m166477) HM
69Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Benton CountyEstablished 1835    394 Square Miles — County Seat Camden —
Benton, bordered on the east by the Tennessee River, is made of 80 million year old sand, clay, silt and gravel and 350 million year old limestone, shale, sandstone and chert. This chert preserved near perfect mollusks and bivalve shellfish fossils. . . . Map (db m199703) HM
70Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 225 — Berger Building / WDAD Radio Station “Where Dollars are Doubled”
Berger Building In 1926, Samuel W. Berger hired local architect Ozrow J. Billis to design this stylish building outfitted with colorful glazed terra cotta tiles. Berger was a Hungarian immigrant and one of the city's leading retail . . . Map (db m183243) HM
71Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 150 — Bethlehem Centers of Nashville100th Anniversary — (1894-1994) —
Formerly United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, Bethlehem Centers of Nashville began as settlement houses: Wesley House (1894), Centenary Center (1908), and Bethlehem Center (1911). Bethlehem Center was one of the first locations for African . . . Map (db m147461) HM
72Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 212 — Betty Chiles Nixon1936-2016
Betty Nixon was a trailblazing woman in Nashville politics, an ardent preservationist, and a relentless advocate for the city's people and neighborhoods. She served on the Metro Council from 1975 to 1987, was the first woman to chair its Budget . . . Map (db m154866) HM
73Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 209 — Birth of Bluegrass
In December 1945, Grand Ole Opry star Bill Monroe and his mandolin brought to the Ryman Auditorium stage a band that created a new American musical form. With the banjo style of Earl Scruggs and the guitar of Lester Flatt, the new musical genre . . . Map (db m24069) HM
74Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Bison Meadow
The Bison Meadow is a 2 acre prairie planted in 1994 on a terminal branch of the historic Natchez Trace which is today Hillsboro Road. This "old indian trail” is where buffalo, bear, elk and other large animals once roamed north to the big salt . . . Map (db m188896) HM
75Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 83 — Black Churches of Capitol Hill
1. First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill (1848) 2. Gay Street Christian Church (1859) 3. Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church (1887) 4. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (1898) 5. St. John AME Church (1863) 6. Spruce Street Baptist Church (1848) These . . . Map (db m147484) HM
76Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 243 — Blue Triangle YWCA
The Nashville Blue Triangle, the Negro branch of the Young Women's Christian Association, was established in 1919. Located downtown in the thriving African American business district, it developed programs that supported the African American . . . Map (db m194931) HM
77Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 144 — BMIBroadcast Music, Inc.
BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), an organization that collects performance royalties for songwriters and music publishers in all genres of music, opened its doors in New York in 1940. BMI was the first performance rights organization to represent what . . . Map (db m60229) HM
78Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 218 — Bombing of the Z. Alexander Looby Home
Z. Alexander Looby (1899-1972) was a prominent civil rights lawyer from the late 1930s until the late 1960s. He also served on the Nashville City Council and the Metropolitan Council. In the pre-dawn hours of April 19, 1960, during a boycott of . . . Map (db m147892) HM
79Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 217 — Bradley Recording Studio Hillsboro Village
Owen and Harold Bradley operated a one-story, concrete block film and recording studio located behind this Hillsboro Village storefront from 1953-1955. "Queen of Country Music” Kitty Wells, bluegrass legends Bill Monroe and the Stanley . . . Map (db m163031) HM
80Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 140 — Bradley Studios
In 1955, brothers Owen and Harold Bradley built a recording studio in the basement of a house on this site. They added another studio here in an army Quonset Hut, producing hits by Patsy Cline, Red Foley, Brenda Lee, Marty Robbins, Sonny James, and . . . Map (db m59523) HM
81Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 216 — Brewery at Mill Creek
Arthur Redmond, a European brewer who immigrated to Nashville in 1815, established a brewery and bakery on Chicken Pike, now Elm Hill Pike. Situated along the east side of Mill Creek near Foster's and Buchanan's mills, he brewed porter and ale and . . . Map (db m151769) HM
82Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 130 — Buchanan Log House
James Buchanan (1763-1841) built this two-story single pen log house with hall and parlor plan c1807. The single pen log addition was added c1820 to accommodate the Buchanan family's sixteen children. The house displays a high level of craftsmanship . . . Map (db m147565) HM
83Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Buchanan Station Cemetery
No original records Survive för this burial ground of the Buchanan family and friends. Early interments likely include Samuel Buchanan, evidently killed by Indians outside the station walls in 1786, and John Buchanan, Sr., killed inside the . . . Map (db m175151) HM
84Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Buchanan’s Station
The Cumberland Settlements In the winter of 1779 - 1780, the family of John and Jane Trindle Buchanan was among the earliest permanent American settlers of the bend in the Cumberland River where the city of Nashville, Tennessee is now . . . Map (db m175150) HM
85Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Buchanan’s Station Cemetery
A lasting monument to the early pioneers and defenders of Nashville who sacrificed their lives and who now lie in peace including Revolutionary War patriot, John "Major" Buchanan and his wife, Sarah “Sally” Ridley Buchanan.Map (db m175152) HM
86Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 10 — Buchanan's Station
One of Cumberland settlements, established here in 1780. The fort was attacked, Sept. 30, 1792, by about 300 Creeks and Lower Cherokees under Chiachattalla. Aided by the heroism and efficiency of Mrs. Buchanan and other women in . . . Map (db m147557) HM
87Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Building Fort Negley / African American Labor
"Start the works at once, the most important first. They should be in the edge of the city, to command the principal thoroughfares and other prominent points". — Union Major General Don Carlos Buell
Building Fort . . . Map (db m178429) HM
88Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Buried CityPrehistory
Remains of an ancient Native American metropolis lie deep beneath the surface of modern day Nashville. Both here and directly to the east across the Cumberland River once stood a bustling city with thousands of inhabitants. Archaeologists have . . . Map (db m173821) HM
89Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 226 — Campaign for the Vote
The Nashville Equal Suffrage League was formed nearby in 1911 at the former Tulane Hotel. In coordination with the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association the energetic efforts of women leaders influenced public opinion in the decade ahead. . . . Map (db m163927) HM
90Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 170 — Capers Memorial CME Church
The oldest known African-American congregation in Nashville, Capers Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in a brick house near Sulphur Springs in 1832, as the "African Mission” of McKendree Methodist Episcopal Church. . . . Map (db m147462) HM
91Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 95 — Captain Alexander "Devil Alex" Ewing1752-1822
Lt. Alexander Ewing was commissioned in the Continental Army in Sept. 1777 and promoted to Capt. in 1781. That year, while serving as aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. Greene, he was wounded at Guilford Courthouse. Ewing moved to Davidson Co. c. 1786 and . . . Map (db m147789) HM
92Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Captain James St. Clair Morton
born in Philadelphia, was a West Point graduate, a member of the Corps of Engineers, and a noted theorist on coastal masonry fortifications. Promoted to chief engineer of the Union Army of the Ohio, in August 1862 he was ordered to design and build . . . Map (db m178421) HM
93Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Captain John Gordon 1763-1819First Postmaster of Nashville 1796-1797
Born in Virginia came to Nashville in 1782. Became a noted defender against the Indians of Old Fort Nashboro and the frontier settlements. Captain of a spy company of the Davidson County Regiment, participated in the Nickajack Expedition which . . . Map (db m84181) HM
94Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 2 — Captain John Rains1743-1834
On Christmas Day 1779, John Rains led his family and livestock across the frozen Cumberland and settled in this vicinity. In 1784 he built a fort that enclosed this hill and the spring 75 yards east. At James Robertson's orders he often led a . . . Map (db m147540) HM
95Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 92 — Captain Ryman's Home
On this site stood the residence of Captain Thomas Green Ryman, owner of the Ryman steamboat line and builder of the Union Gospel Tabernacle, renamed Ryman Auditorium after his death in 1904. The Queen Anne frame house with a slate roof, seven . . . Map (db m147537) HM
96Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 136 — Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery
This building, completed in 1889, was the first gymnasium built at any predominantly black college in the United States. In 1949, it was rededicated as an art gallery and named in honor of Carl Van Vechten, a New York music critic, author, . . . Map (db m4507) HM
97Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Caroline Meriwether GoodlettNovember 3, 1833 - October 16, 1914 — United Daughters of the Confederacy founder —
Caroline Meriwether was the first child of Charles and Caroline Meriwether. Their estate, “Woodstock”, overlapped the Tennessee-Kentucky border near Clarksville. Her father's chief occupation was raising thoroughbred horses, which led . . . Map (db m166494) HM
98Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Carper Homestead
Known to be one of the oldest houses remaining from the early American era. Originally located on Cane Ridge Road at Antioch, Tennessee. The materials were removed piece-by-piece and rebuilt exactly as it stood when occupied by the Carper generationsMap (db m192658) HM
99Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Carroll CountyEstablished 1821    599 Square Miles — County Seat Huntingdon —
After the Chickasaw withdrew from West Tennessee, the influx of settlers seeking good farm land found here, “an unbroken forest infested with bears, wolves, panthers, deer, wildcats, the smaller wild animals, and snakes.” After clearing of their . . . Map (db m199697) HM
100Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N 12 — Cavalry Action (Dec 15, 1864)
The right of the main Federal defense line crossed Charlotte Pike here. In the opening phase of the battle, mounted and dismounted cavalry of Wilson's Corps moved out of the Federal works, supporting the advance of Smith's XVÍ Corps in a turning . . . Map (db m163402) HM

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Jul. 5, 2022