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Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County Historical Markers

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
1 Tennessee, 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
2 Tennessee, Davidson County, Antioch — 164 — Antioch Pike Reported missing
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 m220577) HM
3 Tennessee, 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
4 Tennessee, 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
5 Tennessee, 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
6 Tennessee, 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
7 Tennessee, Davidson County, Donelson, Stanford Estates — 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
8 Tennessee, Davidson County, Germantown — 179 — Germantown Brewery District
Germantown was home to many 19th-cen. European immigrants who brought their trade skills to Nashville, including brewing. By 1865 Germantown was home to 4 breweries: North Nashville Brewery (C. Kreig); Rock City Brewery (F. Kuhn); Cumberland Brewery . . . Map (db m163414) HM
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9 Tennessee, 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
10 Tennessee, Davidson County, Goodlettsville, Parkway — 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
11 Tennessee, 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
12 Tennessee, 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
13 Tennessee, 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
14 Tennessee, 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
15 Tennessee, 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
16 Tennessee, 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
17 Tennessee, 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
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18 Tennessee, 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
19 Tennessee, 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
20 Tennessee, 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
21 Tennessee, 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
22 Tennessee, 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
23 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville — 99 — Lake Providence Community
Soon after the Civil War, freed slave families established farms and dairies in this community named for Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church. The church was founded in 1868 by Rev. Larry A. Thompson, a traveling missionary. The first church . . . Map (db m147128) HM
24 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville — 86 — Luke Lea Heights5 miles ahead on Scenic Drive
Luke Lea (1879-1945) envisioned this park, gave to the city in 1927 the original 868 acres, and asked that the land be named for his father-in-law, Percy Warner. Founder of the Nashville Tennessean, Lea was a key developer of Belle Meade, a U.S. . . . Map (db m68993) HM WM
25 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville — 168 — May-Granbery House and Alford Cemetery
Revolutionary War Pvt. John Alford built a two-room house on this land c. 1810, expanding it in 1812 and 1820. The Alford cemetery retains three markers that were placed as early as 1822. The c. 1830 brick two-story Federal dwelling was home to . . . Map (db m147408) HM
26 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville — 78 — Percy Warner Park2058.1 acres
Percy Warner (1861-1927) was a pioneer in electric utilities and hydroelectric development in the South. As chairman of the Park Board, he expanded Nashville’s park system. Preservation of this natural area was one of his greatest civic projects. . . . Map (db m68992) HM
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27 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville — 175 — Tennessee Hospital for the Insane
In 1832, the Tenn. legislature approved the state's first asylum, established in 1840 southwest of Nashville. The State bought this land in 1848, after activist-reformer Dorothea Dix and asylum staff called for improved facilities. Prominent . . . Map (db m147132) HM
28 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville — 230 — Tennessee/Spring Water Brewery
In 1858 P. & N. Harsh built a small brewery near Franklin College on Stones River Pike. E.D. Crossman & M.J. Drucker took over in 1860, renaming it the Tennessee Brewery. After fire destroyed it in 1860 and again in 1864, Drucker rebuilt it as . . . Map (db m194919) HM
29 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Antioch — 244 — Alice Thompson Collinsworth1777-1828
Alice Thompson (1777-1828) married Revolutionary War veteran Edward Collinsworth (1759-1816) in Dec. 1795, after spending two years as a captive at the Muscogee (Creek) tribal town Kialegee, in present-day Alabama. Alice and Edward reared seven . . . Map (db m207153) HM
30 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Arts District — 88 — Tennessee Ornithological Society
On October 7, 1915, Dr. George Curtis, Albert F. Ganier, Judge H.Y. Hughes, Dr. George R. Mayfield, Dixon Merritt, and A.C. Webb met at Faucon's Restaurant, 419 Union Street, approximately 50 feet east of here, to found the Tennessee Ornithological . . . Map (db m61939) HM
31 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Belle Meade Links — 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
32 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Belle Meade Links — 129 — Parmer School
In 1927 8.25 acres of the Belle Meade Plantation were acquired from its owner Walter O. Parmer to use for a new school. Parmer School opened that fall as a one-room school with grades 1-3. In 1928 the school was transformed into a modern brick . . . Map (db m147103) HM
33 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Bellevue — 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
34 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Bellevue — 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
35 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Bellevue — 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
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36 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Bellevue — 214 — The Myhr House(Maple Row)
In 1906, Norwegian-born Andres Ivarson Myhr and wife Minnie Bolton Myhr acquired land from Tabitha DeMoss and built "Maple Row," named for trees planted along the driveway. Part of Myhr Farm, this was the first house in Bellevue to have indoor . . . Map (db m147420) HM
37 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Breeze Hill — 118 — Sunnyside
Home of Mary Benton, widow of Jesse Benton who left Nashville after a famous feud with Andrew Jackson in 1813. The Greek Revival house was built c. 1852 and stood between Union and Confederate lines during the Battle of Nashville in 1864. Prominent . . . Map (db m52851) HM
38 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Burton Valley — 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
39 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Cherokee Park — 58 — Montgomery Bell Academy
Formally established in 1867 with a bequest of $20,000 by ironmaster Montgomery Bell, the roots of M.B.A. actually go back to 1785, with the University of Nashville, Cumberland College, and Davidson Academy. The boy's preparatory school has been . . . Map (db m147170) HM
40 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Chestnut Hill — 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
41 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Chestnut Hill — 91 — St. Patrick Catholic Church
Erected in 1890 and named for Ireland's patron saint, this Second Empire style church was built to serve South Nashville's growing Irish Catholic population. Until 1954, the Sisters of Mercy taught a grade school here. Since the 1890s, the Irish . . . Map (db m74367) HM
42 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Crieve Hall — 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
43 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Donelson — 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
44 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Donelson Hills — 181 — The Logue House(Logue Haven)
In 1786, the State of North Carolina deeded this land as part of a 640 acre grant to Revolutionary War Private and land surveyor James Mulherin. The c. 1920 stone American Foursquare dwelling was home to Gilbert Stroud Logue and Emma McEwan Logue. . . . Map (db m147568) HM
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45 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 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
46 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 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
47 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 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
48 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 96 — Christ Church Cathedral / Old Christ Church (1831~1890) Reported missing
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 m220816) HM
49 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 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
50 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 232 — John Robert LewisFeb. 21, 1940 - July 17, 2020
John Robert Lewis was born on Feb. 21, 1940 to sharecropper parents in Troy, Ala. He entered Nashville's American Baptist Theological Seminary in 1957 and soon began attending non-violence workshops at Clark Memorial Methodist Church with the . . . Map (db m177650) HM
51 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 87 — Nashville Sit-Ins
Formerly located at his site was First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill, headquarters of the 1960s Sit-In Movement, led by Rev. Kelly Miller Smith. Strategy sessions, non-violence workshops, mass meetings, victory celebrations, and administrative . . . Map (db m74333) HM
52 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 60 — Nashville YMCA
On May 18, 1875, members of several Nashville churches gathered at the Christian Church (138 Vine Street) after a religious revival meeting and organized the Nashville Young Men's Christian Association. Its first building, erected in 1886 on Church . . . Map (db m147487) HM
53 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 12 — Nashville's First Public School
Nashville's first public school, Hume School, opened here Feb. 26, 1855. A three story brick building, the school employed 12 teachers and served all grades. In 1874 high school classes were moved to Fogg School built on adjoining corner lot. Named . . . Map (db m28468) HM
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54 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 120 — Randall Jarrell1914~1965
Distinguished poet, critic, novelist, and teacher. Born in Nashville; Hume~Fogg graduate 1931; Vanderbilt bachelor's and master's degrees. Served in U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII. Wrote about losses of war and childhood innocence. Poet Laureate . . . Map (db m147724) HM
55 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 210 — Rev. Nelson G. Merry"Nashville's First Ordained African American Minister" — 1824-1884 —
The Reverend Nelson G. Merry, born enslaved in 1824 in Kentucky, was brought to Tennessee by his master. At age 16, Merry's widowed mistress willed him to the First Baptist Church. He was freed in 1845. Merry preached to the "colored" mission of . . . Map (db m147482) HM
56 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 3 — Site of First Store Reported permanently removed
Lardner Clark came from Philadelphia in the early 1780's with ten horses packed with piece goods, needles and pins. He established Nashville's first drygoods store by 1786, on a site 30 yards east. The building, which served as store, tavern and . . . Map (db m188934) HM
57 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 184 — The Jungle and Juanita'sFirst Gay Bars in Nashville
Warren Jett opened The Jungle, a restaurant and cocktail bar, at 715 Commerce Street in 1952. Next door, Juanita Brazier opened Juanita's Place, a beer bar, in 1956. By the early 1960s, both were known as the first gay bars in Nashville. Jett sold . . . Map (db m147731) HM
58 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 135 — The Seeing EyeIndependence and Dignity Since 1929
The Seeing Eye, the world-famous dog guide training school, was incorporated in Nashville January 29, 1929, with headquarters in the Fourth and First National Bank Building at 315 Union St. Morris Frank, a 20-year-old blind man from Nashville, and . . . Map (db m61940) HM
59 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 25 — Transfer Station Site
Site of electric street railway transfer station 1902-1940. Electric streetcar service began formally on April 30, 1889, replacing mule~drawn streetcars which had served the city since 1866. Final run for electric streetcars was February 2, 1941 on . . . Map (db m145827) HM
60 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 84 — Union Station
Erected by Louisville and Nashville Terminal Company and dedicated Oct. 9, 1900, the Romanesque style building of Bowling Green limestone and Tennessee marble was designed by L&N Chief Engineer Richard Monfort. A monument to the grand days of rail . . . Map (db m127271) HM
61 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 85 — Vine Street Temple
Nashville's Jewish community began in the 1840s. Many early families were immigrants fleeing oppression in Germany, Russia, and Poland. Completed in 1876, the Vine Street Temple, with nine Byzantine domes was Nashville's first synagogue, for 80 . . . Map (db m147730) HM
62 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 94 — Votes for Women
On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, thereby giving all American women the right to vote. After weeks of intense lobbying by national leaders, Tennessee passed the measure by one . . . Map (db m52369) HM
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63 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Downtown — 109 — Ward's Seminary
Ward's Seminary for Young Ladies, founded in 1865 by Dr. William E. Ward, stood at this site many years. Ward, a graduate of Cumberland University in both law and divinity, died in 1887. The school was sold, but continued to operate as Ward's . . . Map (db m166495) HM
64 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, East Bank — 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
65 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, East Bank — 158 — Surrender of Nashville East Bank of the Cumberland
On Feb. 25, 1862, Nashville became the first Confederate state capital to fall to Federal forces. Two days prior, the 4th Ohio Vol. Cavalry arrived from Bowling Green, KY and set up pickets along the east bank of the river. Gen. D.C. Buell arrived . . . Map (db m147722) HM
66 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, East 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
67 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, East 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
68 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, East Nashville — 180 — Rock City
Rock City was an African American community established c. 1881, which was soon followed by the founding of First Baptist Church Rock City. Named for a rock quarry in the area, the approx. boundaries were Cahal Ave. to the south, Branch St. to the . . . Map (db m147714) HM
69 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Eastwood — 170 — Eastland / Cora Howe’s “Wildings”
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. . . . Map (db m204724) HM
70 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Edgehill — 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
71 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Edgehill — 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
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72 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Edgehill — 203 — Rev. Bill Barnes1931-2017
Reverend William L. 'Bill' Barnes, a pastor, civil rights leader and teacher, was often called the 'conscience of Nashville.' Rev. Barnes passionately agitated for legislation that would help those marginalized by race, social class, sexual . . . Map (db m147529) HM
73 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, FANG — 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
74 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Fisk/Meharry — 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
75 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Fisk/Meharry — 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
76 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Fisk/Meharry — 19 — Meharry Medical College
Meharry Medical College, established in 1876 through the efforts of Dr. George W. Hubbard, Dr. Willliam J. Sneed, and Samuel Meharry, is the only AMA accredited, privately endowed, predominantly Negro medical school in the world. During its first 90 . . . Map (db m5506) HM
77 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Gateway Acres — 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
78 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Gateway Acres — 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
79 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Germantown — 73 — Assumption Church / Cardinal Stritch
Assumption Church Nashville’s second oldest Catholic church, dedicated Aug. 14, 1859, its rectory on right was added in 1874, school on left in 1879. The present altar, windows, and steeple were added later. The Germantown neighborhood grew . . . Map (db m4517) HM
80 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Germantown — 159 — Centenary Methodist Institute
Women from the Methodist Training School founded Warioto Settlement House in 1908. Renamed Centenary Methodist Institute, CMI moved to this location by 1921. CMI worked with rural migrant families in the North Nashville area called Kalb Hollow, . . . Map (db m147773) HM
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81 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Germantown — 114 — Germantown Historic District
European immigrants established Germantown, the first suburb in North Nashville, in the 1850s. Large brick townhouses stood next to modest workers' cottages, illustrating the area's economic and social diversity. World War I and changes in public . . . Map (db m4518) HM
82 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Germantown — 146 — Mary Catherine Schweiss Strobel(1912-1986)
Nashville native Mary Catherine Strobel was the first female employee of the Nashville Fire Department, serving from 1948 to 1977. She also devoted her life to helping the poor. She lived in the family home, 1212 7th Avenue North, from 1938 to 1971. . . . Map (db m147771) HM
83 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Glencliff — 201 — Turner Grammar School
By 1800 Whitsett's Chapel became this area's first school. In Jan. 1899 Flat Rock native, philanthropist and real estate developer R.W. Turner and wife Sallie W. Turner gave 2 acres for a new 9th dist. public school. The first Turner School was . . . Map (db m147124) HM
84 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Green Hills — 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
85 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Green Hills — 31 — First Airfield Reported missing
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
86 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Green Hills — 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
87 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Green Hills — 38 — John Trotwood Moore1858-1929
Tennessee novelist, poet, co-author, four-volume history, “Tennessee, the Volunteer State”; publisher, “Trotwood Monthly”; author of short stories; breeder & judge of livestock; teacher, lecturer; beloved companion & . . . Map (db m53350) HM
88 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Green Hills — 18 — Johnson's Station
A double log house and a few log cabins, partially picketed, stood here about 1790. On May 9, 1793, 4 children on their way to the spring were attacked by Indians. Three were scalped and killed. One escaped. The home of Charles Bosley, wealthy . . . Map (db m53362) HM
89 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Green Hills — 103 — Julia McClung Green1873-1961
Dedicated educator who served Davidson County public schools 57 years as a teacher, the first Supervisor of Elementary Education 1911-1944, and Director of Character Education, Miss Julia oversaw schools countywide. A progressive, she pioneered . . . Map (db m53385) HM
90 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Green Hills — 183 — Kenner Manor Historic District
Originally part of the Woodlawn estate, this property was subdivided in 1916 by Duncan Kenner and the Kenner Manor Land Company. Many houses on Kenner Avenue and Woodmont Circle were built in the 1920s, and in 1929 the Clearview Subdivision was . . . Map (db m147411) HM
91 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Green Hills — 111 — The Harpeth Hall School
On Sept. 17, 1951, Harpeth Hall opened as an independent girls' college preparatory school on the former P.M. Estes estate. Susan Souby headed the first school of 161 girls. Originating with Ward Seminary (1865-1913); Belmont College for Young Women . . . Map (db m81471) HM
92 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Green Hills — 237 — Vine Street Christian Church4101 Harding Pike
Vine Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) traces its beginning to 1820 and the Baptist Church of Nashville. Formally founded in 1828, the congregation met downtown on North Vine Street (now Seventh Avenue North) until moving here in 1957. . . . Map (db m185889) HM
93 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Green Hills — 104 — Woodmont Estates
Created in 1937 from the G. A. Puryear farm, it was once part of Samuel Watkin's country estate. Olmsted Bros. Landscape Architects designed the roads and lots to flow naturally with the hills, valleys, and brook. Residential development was made . . . Map (db m53380) HM
94 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Hadley Park — 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
95 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Harpeth Valley Park — 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
96 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Haynes Area — 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
97 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Haynes Area — 167 — Riverside Sanitarium and Hospital / Dorothy Lavinia Brown, M.D.                                                /(1919-2004)
Riverside Sanitarium and Hospital. Opened in 1927, Riverside Sanitarium and Hospital provided African-Americans in Nashville with modern healthcare and drew patients & medical professionals from across the country. The mid-century modern Pagoda . . . Map (db m147764) HM
98 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Hillsboro West End — 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
99 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Hillsboro West End — 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
100 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, Hillsboro West End — 61 — Nashville Academy of Medicine Reported permanently removed
The Nashville Medical Society, the first medical association in Tennessee, was founded March 5, 1821, by 7 physicians in the log courthouse on the Public Square. Pres. was Dr. Felix Robertson, first white child born in Nashville. Chartered Sept. 4, . . . Map (db m55018) HM

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