Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Germantown Historic District

Marker ID: NHC 114
Location: on Jefferson Steet near 6th Avenue North, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 10.432    W 086° 47.36
  36.17386666    -86.78933333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


European immigrants established Germantown, the first suburb in North Nashville, in the 1850s. Large brick townhouses stood next to modest workers’ cottages, illustrating the area’s economic and social diversity. World War I and changes in public attitude began decades of decline. Renovation projects at two historic churches began the neighborhood’s revitalization in the 1970s. Germantown became a National Register Historic District in 1979.