Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home

Marker ID: THC 3A 131
Location: 4200 Delaware Avenue, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Waymark: None


On July 6, 1891, the Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home was established at this site. The orphanage was housed in the Hotel Delaware. With the encouragement of Mrs. Roger Eastman, the Tennessee Baptist Convention endorsed the home in 1894 as its official child-caring institution, the forerunner of the Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes.