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During the Civil War, Confederate Capt. John H. Earthman (a descendant of one of the earliest Whites Creek settlers) raised a company of soldiers. Accepted into service at Whites Creek on April 25, 1861, the company mustered in at Nashville on May…
From prehistory to the present, the Cumberland River has shaped our city. By the early 1800's, the town of Nashville was thriving because of its proximity to this natural water highway.
Goods such as flour, tobacco, pork and iron were reg…
Known to be one of the oldest houses remaining
from the early American era.
Orginally located on Cane Ridge Road at Antioch, Tennessee.
The materials were removed piece-by-piece and rebuilt exactly
as it stood when occupied by the Carper Ge…
The Battle of Nashville Monument
The Battle of Nashville Monument was commissioned by the Ladies Battlefield Association (Mrs. James E. Caldwell, President) and created by Giuseppe Moretti. (Look for his signature at the lower right…
When Lewis DeMoss first settled less than a mile here around 1800, there was an old north-south trail across this river bottom, which is still known by many as DeMoss Bottom. It was one of several approaches to the northern end of what in the 1700…
Grave of Lucinda "Granny" White, who settled here in 1803 on 50 acres of land. She died in 1815 at about age 73. Granny White Tavern stood 200' to the north. Famous for its food, brandy, and comfortable beds, it attracted travelers from the Natche…
of Edward Rutledge,
signer of the
Declaration of Independence.
He married the daughter
of Arthur Middleton,
of the Declaration.
Jackson County attorney;
aide-de-camp, General Carroll,
at New Orleans, 1815;
State Senator, 1827-29;
Bank Commissioner, 1829;
Secretary of State
for Tennessee, 1831-35.
His motto: Office has no
charms to justify a sacrifice o…
On Shy's Hill on December 16, 1864 Minnesota troops made what historians call the "Decisive Charge in the Decisive Battle of the Civil War" that led to the destruction of the Confederate army of Tennessee. The 5th, 7th, 9th, and 10th Minnesota Inf…
Captain of sea-going sailing vessels from Salem, Massachusetts, lived in Nashville in his later years. It was his flag, which he called "Old Glory," that was raised over the State Capitol when Federal troops captured Nashville in 1862.