Watkins Park

Watkins Park (HM2FC)

Location: Nashville, TN 37203 Davidson County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 9.711', W 86° 47.938'

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Land once known as Watkins Grove was given to the city in 1870 by brick maker and contractor Samuel Watkins. It served as a site for political gatherings, school commencements and concerts. This became Nashville's first public park in 1901. Park Board chairman E. C. Lewis planned landscape features including a stone entrance and fence, walkways, flowerbeds, and benches, which were built with materials donated by citizens. In 1906, the Centennial Club opened the city's first playground here, setting a precedent for public recreation facilities elsewhere in the city. Improved by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s, Watkins Park was a park for black Nashvillians from 1936 until the 1960s, when the park system was desegregated.
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HM NumberHM2FC
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
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Marker Number123
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:08pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 518081 N 4001918
Decimal Degrees36.16185000, -86.79896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 9.711', W 86° 47.938'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 9' 42.66" N, 86° 47' 56.28" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1600-1624 Jo Johnston Ave, Nashville TN 37203, US
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