Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Old Hickory Powder Plant

Marker ID: NHC 
Location: Old Hickory, Swinging Bridge Rd & Cinder Rd
County: Davidson
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Site of the $87,000,000 Old Hickory Powder Plant built and operated in 1918 by the E.I. DuPont deNemours co., for the United States Government, to make smokeless gunpowder for the Allied Armies in World War I. By the time of the Armistice Nov. 11, 1918, the plant, 75% complete, was producing 750,000 lbs of powder every 24 hours.

The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.


Erected: 1970