Historic Markers Across Tennessee



The South Field



Marker ID:  
Location: at the intersection of 8th Avenue South and Broadway, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 9.533    W 086° 46.919
  36.15888333    -86.78198333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Also called The Commons, originally 240 acres extending south to the river. Given to Davidson Academy by the State of North Carolina, famous as a mustering ground. Here 4,000 Tennessee Militia were reviewed by Andrew Jackson and Lafayette on the latter's visit to Nashville in 1825.


1928 by Division of Archives and History State of Tennessee.