Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Tennessee Baptist Orphans' Home



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



Text:

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.