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This series consists of markers erected by the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.
 
Alfred Z. Kelley Marker image, Touch for more information
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 8, 2020
Alfred Z. Kelley Marker
1Tennessee (Davidson County), Antioch — 207 — Alfred Z. Kelley
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
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
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 — 165 — Locust Hill
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
5Tennessee (Davidson County), Antioch — 209 — Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church
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
6Tennessee (Davidson County), Donelson — 63 — Clover Bottom Mansion
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
7Tennessee (Davidson County), Donelson — 10 — Two Rivers Mansion
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
8Tennessee (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
9Tennessee (Davidson County), Goodlettsville — 72 — Mansker’s First Fort
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
10Tennessee (Davidson County), Goodlettsville — 185 — Patsy Cline's Dream House
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
11Tennessee (Davidson County), Hermitage — 32 — Blackwood Field
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
12Tennessee (Davidson County), Hermitage — 187 — Dodson School
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
13Tennessee (Davidson County), Joelton — 166 — Paradise Ridge
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
14Tennessee (Davidson County), Madison — 29 — Madison College
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
15Tennessee (Davidson County), Madison — 13 — Mrs. John Donelson
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
16Tennessee (Davidson County), Madison — 172 — Odom's Tennessee Pride Sausage, Inc.
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
17Tennessee (Davidson County), Madison — 171 — Smith-Carter House
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
18Tennessee (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
19Tennessee (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
20Tennessee (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
21Tennessee (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
22Tennessee (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
23Tennessee (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
24Tennessee (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
25Tennessee (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
26Tennessee (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
27Tennessee (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
28Tennessee (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
29Tennessee (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
30Tennessee (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
31Tennessee (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
32Tennessee (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
33Tennessee (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
34Tennessee (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
35Tennessee (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
36Tennessee (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
37Tennessee (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
38Tennessee (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
39Tennessee (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
40Tennessee (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
41Tennessee (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
42Tennessee (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
43Tennessee (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
44Tennessee (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
45Tennessee (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
46Tennessee (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
47Tennessee (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
48Tennessee (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
49Tennessee (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
50Tennessee (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
51Tennessee (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
52Tennessee (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
53Tennessee (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
54Tennessee (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
55Tennessee (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
56Tennessee (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
57Tennessee (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
58Tennessee (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
59Tennessee (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
60Tennessee (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
61Tennessee (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
62Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 242 — Dr. Josie E. Wells1876-1912
Josie Wells came to Nashville in 1900 to attend Meharry Medical College of Walden University. One of three women graduates in 1904, she specialized in caring for women and children. She held free clinics for needy families, regardless of race. . . . Map (db m198730) HM
63Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 189 — Dr. Matthew Walker Sr.1906-1978
Matthew Walker was born December 7, 1906 in Waterproof, La. After attending school in New Orleans, he graduated from Meharry Medical College in 1934 and began teaching at Hubbard Hospital. Walker served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery from . . . Map (db m147775) HM
64Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 132 — Dry-Stack Stone Walls
Dry-stack stone walls, a Scots-Irish building tradition adapted by slaves in the early 19th century, were common throughout middle Tennessee. During the 1864 Battle of Nashville, Brigadier General Henry Jackson was captured at this wall on the . . . Map (db m53354) HM
65Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 229 — Dudley Park
Originally known as Chestnut Street Park, land for this South Nashville park was purchased in 1913. That same year, two daughters of Parks Commission chairman Robert M. Dudley — Louise and Rebecca — died in a train accident in . . . Map (db m171873) HM
66Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 105 — Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys
Marvin T. Duncan, a graduate of Webb School (Bell Buckle) and Vanderbilt University, founded Duncan School in 1908 at this site on 25th Avenue S. He and his wife, Pauline, taught at the school until it closed in 1952. The Duncans dedicated their . . . Map (db m52171) HM
67Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 128 — Dutchman’s Curve Train Wreck
The deadliest train wreck in US history occurred on July 9, 1918, when two crowded trains collided head-on at Dutchman’s Curve. The impact caused passenger cars to derail into surrounding cornfields, and fires broke out throughout the wreckage. Over . . . Map (db m52596) HM
68Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 7 — East Nashville Fire
Nashville's worst disaster by fire occurred Wednesday, March 22, 1916. It began at 11:47 a.m. in the rear of Seagraves Planing Mill, 80 yards west, and was swept eastwardly by 44 to 51 mph gales. It was brought under control at 4:30 p.m. near So. . . . Map (db m147761) HM
69Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 170 — Eastland
The Eastwood area, a suburb originally named Eastland in 1901, was laid out as the Brownsville plan in 1855, the land carved from the Weakley tract. Their c.1855 house remains at the northeast corner of Chapel and Greenwood. Eastland Avenue, . . . Map (db m147715) HM
70Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 68 — Edmondson Home Site
Will Edmondson, born about 1883 of former slave parents in the Hillsboro area of Davidson County, worked as a railroad and hospital laborer until 1931, when he began his primitive limestone carvings. Working without formal training, he produced . . . Map (db m147165) HM
71Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 80 — Edwin Warner Park606.7 acres
Edwin Warner (1870-1945) succeeded his brother Percy on the Park Board in 1927 and served for eighteen years. He personally directed the acquisition of most of the Warner Park acreage and supervised WPA development of the property. Warner organized . . . Map (db m147109) HM
72Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 191 — Elizabeth Atchison Eakin1858-1936
Elizabeth Rhodes Atchison, born in Nashville on Feb. 26, 1858, married prominent banker John H. Eakin in 1882. Active in many civic causes, in 1917 she became the first woman to join the Nashville City School Board. After her death in 1936, a new . . . Map (db m147450) HM
73Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 115 — Ezell House
In 1805 Jeremiah Ezell (1775-1838) moved here from Virginia and purchased 17 acres of land on Mill Creek. In 1816 he served on the Court of Pleas for Davidson County. In 1888, his grandson, Henry Clay Ezell, built this brick vernacular Queen Anne . . . Map (db m147166) HM
74Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 77 — Fall School
Fall School, built in 1898, is the oldest public school building remaining in Nashville. Named after Mr. P.S. Fall, a prominent Nashville businessman and member of the Board of Education from 1865-1867, it served as an elementary school until 1970. . . . Map (db m147507) HM
75Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 147 — Fehr School
Named for local merchant and former school board member Rudolph Fehr, and designed by architects Dougherty and Gardner, Fehr School opened in 1924. On Sept. 9, 1957, Fehr became one of the first schools in Nashville to desegregate, admitting four . . . Map (db m193462) HM
76Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 31 — First Airfield
E. L. Hampton's pasture became “Hampton Field” when transient airplanes began landing here during the first World War. About 2,000 feet long from here west, bounded north and south by Golf Club Lane and Woodmont Boulevard, it continued in use as . . . Map (db m53379) HM
77Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 124 — First Baptist ChurchEast Nashville
Founded in 1866 under the direction of Rev. Randall B. Vandavall, First Baptist Church East Nashville built this Classical Revival building between 1928 and 1931, during the height of Rev. W.S. Ellingson's career. Nashville artist Francis Euphemia . . . Map (db m145790) HM
78Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 125 — First Baptist Church
Organized in 1820, this is the church's third downtown location. The elaborate Gothic tower is all that remains of the Matthews & Thompson building that stood at this location from 1886 to 1967. The Baptist Sunday School Board, now one of the . . . Map (db m24141) HM
79Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 41 — First Steam Locomotive
On Dec. 13, 1850, the first steam engine, Tennessee No. 1, ordered by the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, arrived on the steamboat "Beauty" from Cincinnati. The one-mile trip on improvised tracks from the wharf to the S. Cherry St. crossing . . . Map (db m74361) HM
80Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 55 — Fort Negley Site
The guns of Fort Negley, commanding three turnpikes to the South & Southeast, opened the Battle of Nashville, Dec. 15, 1864. This site was selected by Capt. J. S. Morton as the key strongpoint in the Federal line around the city. The European style . . . Map (db m30054) HM
81Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 196 — Freedman's Savings and Trust Company Bank / Duncan Hotel
Freedman's Savings and Trust Company Bank. In March 1865, Congress established the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company Bank. A Nashville branch was chartered in Dec. 1865. By 1867, there were 37 branches, mostly in the South. Liberty Hall was . . . Map (db m145781) HM
82Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 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
83Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 235 — Gerst House315 2nd Ave N
William J. Gerst opened Gerst House restaurant in 1955, a year after the Wm. Gerst Brewing Co. closed. Serving German-American food, it was a gathering place for attorneys, journalists and politicians due to its proximity to the courthouse. Bill . . . Map (db m193678) HM
84Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 21 — Glendale Park
Here, near the center of a 64 acre woodland amusement park owned by the Nashville Railway & Light Co., the Glendale streetcar line turned back toward town. The park opened in 1888 to attract passengers for the railway - originally steam, electric . . . Map (db m147097) HM
85Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 223 — Glenn School / School Desegregation in Nashville “Nashville Plan” Schools
Glenn School. Named for Davidson County Judge and former Edgefield mayor William A. Glenn (1805-1883), the two-story, brick Glenn School opened in 1904. On Sept. 9. 1957, three African American first grade students desegregated the school. An . . . Map (db m163412) HM
86Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 163 — GranDale
Built in the 1830s, rebuilt in 1859, and expanded in 1880, Perry Dale Sr. and Alberta G. Dale purchased this two-story frame house in 1946, naming it GranDale. The one-story wings were added to each side in the 1970s. Between 1972 and 1973, Perry . . . Map (db m147403) HM
87Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 28 — Granny White Grave
Grave of Lucinda "Granny" White, who settled here in 1803 on 50 acres of land. She died in 1815 at about age 73. Granny White Tavern stood 200' to the north. Famous for its food, brandy, and comfortable beds, it attracted travelers from the Natchez . . . Map (db m95832) HM
88Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 162 — HCA Healthcare
In 1968, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) was founded by Dr. Thomas Frist Sr., his son Dr. Thomas Frist Jr. and businessman Jack C. Massey. The original office was located here, in a small house near HCA's first hospital - Park View. At the . . . Map (db m147456) HM
89Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 1 — Heaton's Station
On his bluff in 1780, pioneers who came with James Robertson built Heaton's (also spelled Eaton's) station. It and two other forts (Nashborough and Freeland's) withstood all Indian attacks and saved the Cumberland settlements. On the river below . . . Map (db m74331) HM WM
90Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 1 — Heaton's Station
Heaton's Station (also called Old Heaton Station, Eaton Station, and Heatonsburg) was founded by Amos Heaton after arriving here with James Robertson in Dec. 1779. Stations founded by others in the surrounding area included: Fort Union, Freelands, . . . Map (db m147765) HM
91Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 138 — Hill Forest
In 1910, H.G. Hill, Sr. purchased this 324 acres including an old-growth forest west of downtown Nashville. He refused to allow the trees to be sold for timber and fenced the forest to keep his cattle from damaging the centuries-old trees. Hill . . . Map (db m147416) HM
92Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 34 — Hillsboro Toll GateNo. 1
Ten yds. north stood toll gate and toll gate house erected by Nashville and Hillsboro Turnpike Co., Incorporated in 1848. Charges to travel macadamized road could not exceed: horse or mule, 3 cents; 10 sheep, 20 cents; 20 meat cattle, 25 cents; . . . Map (db m81454) HM
93Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 198 — Hillwood Estates
In 1910, Horace Greeley Hill, Sr. and wife Mamie began buying land around their West Nashville home Cliff Lawn. After Hill Sr., an entrepreneur and philanthropist, died in 1942, H.G. Hill, Jr. took over the family business and began developing that . . . Map (db m147414) HM
94Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 197 — Historic Bellevue
Belle Vue was the name Abraham Louis DeMoss gave the land he bought overlooking the Harpeth River in 1800. His gristmill and sawmill stood nearby. When the Nashville-Northwestern Railroad cut its line to Kingston Springs in 1855, Bellevue became the . . . Map (db m147112) HM
95Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 149 — Holly Street Fire Hall / Bass Park
Holly Street Fire Hall. Completed in 1914, J.B. Richardson Engine Company No. 14 was designed by Nashville's first city architect, James B. Yeaman. Designed to blend in with the surrounding residential neighborhood, it was the first fire hall . . . Map (db m147720) HM
96Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 9 — Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
This building, renowned for its pure Gothic architecture and harmony of proportions, was designed by Wills & Dudley of New York, in a style suggesting an English village church. The cornerstone was laid May 7, 1852, by Bishop James Otey. The church . . . Map (db m81455) HM
97Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 160 — Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church was established on Nov. 4, 1917, at 208 6th Ave S., the former site of Wallace Univ. School. Greek immigrants began moving to Nashville in the 1880s in search of better economic opportunities. In 1905 a . . . Map (db m147533) HM
98Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 106 — Houston's Law Office
Sam Houston, a native of Virginia, moved to Nashville in 1818 to study law with Judge James Trimble. Admitted to the bar later that year, Houston practiced in Lebanon, Tenn., before returning to Nashville to serve as District Attorney (1819-21). In . . . Map (db m147738) HM
99Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 46 — Hyde's Ferry Turnpike
Here was toll-gate No.2 of the Hyde's Ferry Turnpike Co., chartered in 1848 to build a road from Nashville to Ashland City and Sycamore Mills. Richard Hyde's ferry crossed the Cumberland 2.6 mi. southeast, where the railroad bridge is now. Davidson . . . Map (db m147791) HM
100Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 143 — J. W. Price Fire Hall
Constructed in 1892 for Hose Company #1, this building is one of the earliest extant fire halls in Nashville. The upstairs housed firefighters while the lower floor stabled the company's two horses. R. C. Burk served as the first Captain. The fire . . . Map (db m147544) HM

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Jul. 1, 2022