Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Grassmere



Marker ID: NHC 108
Location: at the intersection of Nolensville Road and Zoo Road, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 05.400    W 086° 44.037
  36.09    -86.73395
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD4T9
 



Text:

Col. Michael C. Dunn, a landowner and Sheriff, built a home in the Federal style ca. 1810. A grandson-in-law, William D. Shute, received the farm in 1859 and named it Grassmere. Intact following the Civil War, the house was renovated and an Italianate porch added ca. 1880. Margaret and Elise Croft 5th generation descendants, lived here until their deaths. Wishing to preserve the
farm, the sisters gave it to future generations as a “nature study center.”