Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Mud Tavern

Marker ID: NHC 131
Location: near the intersection of Briley Parkway and Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 09.181    W 086° 41.401
  36.15301666    -86.69001666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD52P


The Mud Tavern Community developed around the crossroads of the Elm Hill and McGavock Turnpikes. The name derives from the mud and log inn at the crossroads where early 19th century travelers found rest and refreshment. Mud Tavern later became a lively rural community, with a railway stop, schools, post office, and general store, which thrived until overtaken by 20th century commercial development.