Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bethlehem Centers of Nashville

Marker ID: THC 3A 150
Location: 1417 Charlotte Avenue , Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 09.594    W 086° 47.712
  36.1599    -86.7952
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMGNAA


Formerly United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, Bethlehem Centers of Nashville began as settlement houses; Wesley House (1894), Centenary Center (1908), and Bethlehem Center (1911). Bethlehem Center was one of the first locations for African American Boy and Girl Scout troops in Nashville. Its Camp Dogwood was the first camp for African American children in this region of Tennessee. In February 1994, the Tennessee State Museum honored the agency with a 1000 piece pictorial exhibit