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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Nashville

 
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 (461) Cheatham County, TN (8) Robertson County, TN (39) Rutherford County, TN (178) Sumner County, TN (72) Williamson County, TN (290) Wilson County, TN (44)  DavidsonCounty(461) Davidson County (461)  CheathamCounty(8) Cheatham County (8)  RobertsonCounty(39) Robertson County (39)  RutherfordCounty(178) Rutherford County (178)  SumnerCounty(72) Sumner County (72)  WilliamsonCounty(290) Williamson County (290)  WilsonCounty(44) Wilson County (44)
Nashville, Tennessee and Vicinity
    Davidson County (461)
    Cheatham County (8)
    Robertson County (39)
    Rutherford County (178)
    Sumner County (72)
    Williamson County (290)
    Wilson County (44)
 
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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 — 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
4Tennessee (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
5Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Address by President Lincoln at the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 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
6Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 64 — Adolphus Heiman — 1809 - 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
7Tennessee (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
8Tennessee (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
9Tennessee (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
10Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — An Urban Greenway — Along 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
11Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Andrew Jackson — Jackson.
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
12Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Andrew Johnson — 1808-1875
17th President of the United States of America 1865-1869 — Map (db m85485) HM
13Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 108 — Anne Dallas Dudley — 1876-1955
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
14Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 153 — Arna Wendell Bontemps — 1902 - 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
15Tennessee (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
16Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 73 — Assumption Church / Cardinal Stritch
(Assumption Church side): 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 . . . — Map (db m4517) HM
17Tennessee (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
18Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Baseball in Civil War Nashville — Pastime 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
19Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 37 — Battle of Nashville — Peach 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
20Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 12 — Battle of Nashville — Outer 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
21Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 11 — Battle of Nashville — IV 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
22Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 4 — Battle of Nashville — Defense 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
23Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 17 — Battle of Nashville — Lee'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
24Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 15 — Battle of Nashville — Confederate 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
25Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N2 2 — Battle of Nashville — Smith'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
26Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N2 1 — Battle of Nashville — Confederate 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
27Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 6 — Battle of Nashville — Taking 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
28Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 8 — Battle of Nashville — Confederate 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 m53360) HM
29Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 5 — Battle of Nashville — Shy'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
30Tennessee (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
31Tennessee (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
32Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N2 4 — Battle of Nashville — Confederate 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
33Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 3 — Battle of Nashville — Federal 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
34Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 9 — Battle of Nashville — Stewart'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
35Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 7 — Battle of Nashville — Lumsden'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 m151596) HM
36Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 1 — Battle of Nashville — Cavalry Action — Dec. 15, 1864
Forming the outer are 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
37Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 18 — Battle of Nashville — Federal 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
38Tennessee (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
39Tennessee (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
40Tennessee (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
41Tennessee (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
42Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Belle Meade Bourbon — Belle 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
43Tennessee (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
44Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Belle Meade Plantation — The 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
45Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Belle Meade Plantation — Change 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
46Tennessee (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
47Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 136 — 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 Bend has thrived as . . . — Map (db m147916) HM
48Tennessee (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 for . . . — Map (db m147530) HM
49Tennessee (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
50Tennessee (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
51Tennessee (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
52Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 150 — Bethlehem Centers of Nashville — 100th 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
53Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 212 — Betty Chiles Nixon — 1936-2016
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
54Tennessee (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
55Tennessee (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
56Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 144 — BMI — Broadcast 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
57Tennessee (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
58Tennessee (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
59Tennessee (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
60Tennessee (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
61Tennessee (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
62Tennessee (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
63Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 95 — Captain Alexander "Devil Alex" Ewing — 1752-1822
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
64Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Captain John Gordon 1763-1819 — First 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 ended . . . — Map (db m84181) HM
65Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 2 — Captain John Rains — 1743-1834
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
66Tennessee (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
67Tennessee (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
68Tennessee (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 . . . — Map (db m104384) HM
69Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 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
70Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 178 — Centenary United Methodist Church / Rev. William Gower (1776-1851)
Centenary United Methodist Church Rev. William Gower built the first Gower's Chapel on his farm in 1805. A larger chapel, erected in 1850 on Gower land, also served as the local schoolhouse. On Oct. 5, 1884, the newly named Centenary Methodist . . . — Map (db m147425) HM
71Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 100 — Central High School
Founded in 1915 as the first public high school in the county system, Central High School stood here from 1921-1971. One of the earliest student government associations in the South began here. Many graduates became city and county political . . . — Map (db m147122) HM
72Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Charlotte Road
Route of early settlers to Charlotte, Memphis, and the Southwest. Opened about 1800. Town and road bear the name of Charlotte Reeves Robertson, wife of Gen'l. James Robertson. — Map (db m151613) HM
73Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 17 — Chickasaw Treaty
In 1783, Chickasaw chiefs met with white settlers at a spring 100 yards north and agreed on land rights — the Cumberland country for the settlers, the Tennessee River lands beyond the Duck River ridge for the Chickasaw. This tribe became firm . . . — Map (db m147822) HM
74Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 96 — Christ Church Cathedral / Old Christ Church (1831~1890)
Front Organized in 1829, Christ Church was Nashville's first Episcopal parish. The present Victorian Gothic church designed by Francis Hatch Kimball of New York, opened for service on Dec. 16, 1894; the tower , by local architect Russell E. . . . — Map (db m81433) HM
75Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 197 — Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company
(Obverse) Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company is the oldest, continuously operated African-American bank in the United States. Formerly known as the One-Cent Savings Bank and Trust Company and organized for the uplift of African . . . — Map (db m81434) HM
76Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 35 — City Cemetery
First established in 1822, the remains of many early settlers were then brought here for permanent burial. Among the more than 20,000 persons buried here are Gen. James Robertson, Gov. William Carroll, Sec. of Treasury George W. Campbell, Lt. Gen. . . . — Map (db m74357) HM WM
77Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 27 — City of Edgefield
The portion of East Nashville known as Edgefield, the name suggested by Gov. Neill S. Brown, was incorporated as a city Jan. 2, 1869. Its approximate bounds were Shelby Ave., Sevier St., So. 10th St., Berry St., Cowan Ave. and the river. It's first . . . — Map (db m147721) HM
78Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 213 — Clark Memorial United Methodist Church
Founded in South Nashville in 1865, Clark Memorial moved to North Nashville in 1936 and to this location in 1945. The church was central to the Civil Rights movement in Nashville, with activist James M. Lawson conducting classes here in 1959 on . . . — Map (db m147778) HM
79Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Clover Bottom Farm — John McCline's Story
Dr. James Hoggatt, owner of the 1,500-acre Clover Bottom Farm, also owned sixty slaves here. One of them was John McCline, who lived here with his three brothers and his grandmother. McCline cared for the farm's horses and cattle among other tasks. . . . — Map (db m147621) HM
80Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 193 — Club Baron
Jefferson Street developed as a vibrant African-American commercial district in the late-19th and early-20th century. As Fisk University, Tenn. A&I (Tenn. State Univ.) and Meharry Medical College grew, more restaurants, shops and music venues . . . — Map (db m147885) HM
81Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 192 — Cockrill Bend
In 1786, the State of N.C. granted Gen. James Robertson several large tracts of land in this area. Robertson's Bend was renamed after the Cockrill family who established several farms and a mill here before the Civil War. The Romanesque-style third . . . — Map (db m147820) HM
82Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 153 — Cockrill School
Through the efforts of Mark Sterling Cockrill and Lemuel Davis, a school serving West Nashville children in grades l-8 opened near here in 1888. High school grades were soon added and the school became West Nashville High School. Following . . . — Map (db m147438) HM
83Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A-36 — Cockrill Spring
The house of John Cockrill, an early settler, stood about 60 yards north, near a large spring, whose waters ran northeast into Lick Branch, which emptied Great Salt Lick, around which Nashville was founded. A blacksmith shop stood under the great . . . — Map (db m12765) HM
84Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 148 — Cohn School / W.R. Rochelle (1904-1989)
Cohn School Designed by architects Asmus and Clark and opened in 1928 as a junior high school, Cohn School was named in memory of Corinne Lieberman Cohn, one of the first female members of the school board. Jonas H. Sikes served as first . . . — Map (db m147440) HM
85Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Colonel James Robertson
In honor of Colonel James Robertson Born 1742 in Virginia Died 1814 in Tennessee He came from eastern North Carolina to the Watauga Settlement in what is now eastern Tennessee 1769-1770, where he was a leader in Civil and Indian . . . — Map (db m24240) HM
86Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Colonel John Donelson
In appreciation of the services of Colonel John Donelson Born in Delaware, 1718. Died in Kentucky 1786. Distinguished in early life in Virginia as a civil, industrial and military leader. Member of the House of Burgesses, iron . . . — Map (db m59376) HM
87Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Colonel Richard Henderson — Founder and Promoter of the noted "Transylvania Land Company"
In recognition of Colonel Richard Henderson Born in Virginia 1735 Died in North Carolina 1785 ————— Founder and Promoter of the noted "Transylvania Land Company" Whose purchase from the Cherokee . . . — Map (db m24373) HM
88Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 144 — Confederate Circle at Mount Olivet
After the War Between the States, the women of Nashville bought land at Mount Olivet, and formed Confederate Circle. The remains of about 1,500 Confederate soldiers were moved here from area battlefields. Seven Confederate generals were buried in or . . . — Map (db m76477) HM
89Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N1 14 — Confederate Defenses — Dec. 15, 1864
After being outflanked by the advance of the Federal XVI Corps (Smith), Loring and Walthall put their divisions in a defensive line west of this road, facing westward. Here, their determined defense brought Federal advances against the Confederate . . . — Map (db m53348) HM
90Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 170 — Cora Howe's "Wildings"
This house, built from Sewanee stone, was the home of Cora Howe, who created a bucolic, English-style garden here in the early 1920s. Known as 'Wildings,' her garden contained over 300 plant types, many of them native species, and a rare, . . . — Map (db m147735) HM
91Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 66 — Cornelia Fort Airport
Cornelia Fort (1919-43), Nashville's first woman flying instructor volunteer, Army's WAFS, WWII, was the first woman pilot to die on war duty in American history. "I am grateful that my one talent, flying, was useful to my country," she wrote . . . — Map (db m147711) HM
92Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 154 — Cravath Hall
This neo-Gothic structure first served as the Erastus M. Cravath Memorial Library. Named for Cravath, the university's first president (1875-1900), it was designed by Nashville architect Henry Hibbs and built in 1929-30. The interior walls depict . . . — Map (db m4502) HM
93Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 205 — Crieve Hall
The Crieve Hall neighborhood was part of the over 2,000-acre estate of John Overton, on which he built Travellers Rest in 1799. Jesse M. Overton built an English Tudor-style house called Overton Hall near here in 1900. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Farrell . . . — Map (db m147409) HM
94Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 23 — Cumberland Park
The Cumberland Fair and Racing Association sponsored harness racing here 1891-1894. The great match race between Hal Pointer of Tennessee and Direct of California occurred Oct. 21, 1891. Direct won all 3 heats in record time for a pacing race. . . . — Map (db m147120) HM
95Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 76 — Customs House
President Rutherford B. Hayes laid its cornerstone in 1877. Designed by Treasury Department architect W.A. Potter, it was occupied in 1882 by collectors of customs and internal revenue, U.S. courts, and Nashville's main post office. Addition to rear . . . — Map (db m147164) HM
96Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Dairy — Belle Meade Plantation
In 1884 the dairy house was completed with walls measuring two feet thick made of ashlar limestone, perfect for the cool keeping of dairy products. Nashville stonemason, Con Callaghan, constructed the building in the Romanesque Revival style and . . . — Map (db m158285) HM
97Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 138 — DeFord Bailey — 1899-1982
Bailey, a pioneer of the Grand Old Opry and its first black musician, lived in the Edgehill neighborhood for nearly 60 years. His shoe-shine shop was on 12th Ave., South, near this intersection. His harmonica performance of the "Pan American Blues" . . . — Map (db m74369) HM
98Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 32 — Demonbreum's Cave
Jaques-Timothe De Montbrun, French Canadian fur trader and later lieutenant governor of the Illinois Country, visited in this area as early as 1769. On at least one occasion he took refuge in the cave 0.9 mile N. when attacked by Indians. He settled . . . — Map (db m83845) HM
99Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 157 — Desegregating Nashville's Lunch Counters
After the pre-dawn bombing of atty. Z. Alexander Looby's home, approx. 3000 civil rights leaders and students from Tenn. St., Fisk, Meharry, American Baptist College, and Pearl High School marched along this route on April 19, 1960, to meet with . . . — Map (db m4226) HM
100Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 71 — Disciples of Christ Historical Society
Library and archives of the 19th c. American religious unity movement which became: the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); Christian Churches; and Churches of Christ. Located here, 1958, in the Thomas W. Phillips Memorial. Architects: Hoffman & . . . — Map (db m52367) HM

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