Historic Markers Across Tennessee

East Nashville Fire

Marker ID: NHC 
Location: E side of N 1st St. n of Oldham Street intersection, across from Capitol Lumber
County: Davidson
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Nashville’s worst disaster by fire occurred Wednesday, March 22, 1916. It began at 11:47 a.m. in the rear of Seagraves Planing Mill, 80 yards west, and was swept eastwardly by 44 to 51 mph gales. It was brought under control at 4:30 p.m. near So. Tenth and Dew Streets. 648 buildings were burned, 1 life lost and 3,000 people left homeless.


Erected: 1968