Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Promise Land

Marker ID: THC 3E 17
Location: Dickson County, Promise Land Road, 48N out of Charlotte. TN
County: Dickson
Coordinates: N 36° 12.646    W 087° 19.883
  36.21076666    -87.33138333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


In this locality shortly after the Civil War, freed slaves established Promise Land, the first African-American community of Dickson County. Early settlers were Nathan Bowen, Washington Vanleer, and two brothers, John and Arch Nesbitt. In time, the commu