Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Lake Providence Community

Marker ID: NHC 
Location: 4500 block Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 4.295    W 086° 43.429
  36.07158333    -86.72381666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Soon after the Civil War, freed slave families established farms and dairies in this community named for Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church. The church was founded in 1868 by Rev. Larry A. Thompson, a traveling missionary. The first church building and school stood nearby. Many roads in this area are named for African-American settlers.


Erected: 1996