Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Eighth Avenue South Reservoir

Marker ID: NHC 
Location: 8th Ave. S entrance to reservoir.
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 8.215    W 086° 46.738
  36.13691666    -86.77896666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


This 51 Mil. Gal. Reservoir was built 1887-89 on Kirkpatrick Hill, the site of Federal Fort Casino during Civil War. It is elliptical in shape with axes of 603 & 463.4 ft. Perimeter of wall is 1,746 ft. & water depth is 31 ft. Rupture in east wall occurred at 12:10 a.m., Nov. 5, 1912. The interior was waterproofed in 1921. Designated as a National Water Landmark by AWWA, 1971.


Erected: 1971