Historic Markers Across Tennessee

United Nations Visit to Nashville

Marker ID: NHC 70
Location: on the grounds of Centennial Park, on Gay Street Connector, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 08.929    W 086° 48.714
  36.14881666    -86.8119
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8TT


On June 7, 1976, 101 permanent representatives of the United Nations made a historic and unprecedented group visit to Nashville at the invitation of Tennessee Governor Ray Blanton and Nashville Mayor Richard Fulton. During the visit, the United Nations representatives attended a forum at nearby Vanberbilt University, a special Tennessee luncheon in Centennial Park, and a special performance of the Grand Ole Opry. United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim was presented the Cordell Hull Peace award by the state of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University during the visit.

Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County