Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Marathon Motor Car

Marker ID: NHC 
Location: at the intersection of Clinton Street and 12th Avenue North, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 9.899    W 086° 47.69
  36.16498333    -86.79483333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMA91


The Marathon Motor Car was manufactured here 1914-1916 by Southern Motor Works (later called Marathon). Four models, all touring cars, were powered by engines of 4 cylinders, 30/35 hp, & 6s of 50 hp, with wheelbases from 9'8" to 12'5". The plant closed operations in 1914 due to financial difficulties but continued a parts & service business until 1918.

Erected 1979 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.