Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Sarah Estell

Marker ID: THC 3A 139
Location: 217 5th Ave. North, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 9.732    W 086° 46.773
  36.1622    -86.77955
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMGJJK


Sarah Estell, a free black woman in the slavery era, ran an ice cream parlor and sweet shop near here. She overcame the many hurdles faced by free persons of color, and her venture thrived. Her catering firm met the banquet needs of the city's fireman, church socials, and political parties form 1840~1860.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission