Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cumberland Park

Marker ID: NHC 
Location: State Fairgrounds
County: Davidson
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The Cumberland Fair and Racing Association sponsored harness racing here 1891-1894. The great match race between Hal Pointer of Tennessee and Direct of California occurred Oct. 21, 1891. Direct won all three heats in record time for a pacing race. Arion, Directum, Kremlin, Robt. J. raced here. Running races 1893-1906 preceded the State Fair 1906.


Erected: 1970