Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Luke Lea Heights

Marker ID: NHC 
Location: Belle Meade Bv at Warner Park entrance, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 4.925    W 086° 52.76
  36.08208333    -86.87933333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Luke Lea (1879-1945) envisioned this park, gave to the city in 1927 the original 868 acres, and asked that the land be named for his father-in-law, Percy Warner. Founder of the Nashville Tennessean, Lea was a key developer of Belle Meade, a U.S. senator, organizer and colonel of the 114th Field Artillery, WWI.

To honor him the Park Board named a high hill and overlook Lea Heights.


Erected: 1990