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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LUQ_the-hermitage-overseer_Nashville-TN.html
As was common at large plantations, Jackson hired a white overseer on an annual contract to supervise farm operations, particularly the lives and work of the enslaved. The overseer's contract began on January 1, after the previous year's crop had …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LUP_ginning-and-pressing-king-cotton_Nashville-TN.html
Andrew Jackson built a cotton gin and press at The Hermitage in 1807, both of which stood in the field in front of you. It was a shrewd decision on Jackson's part, not only making his plantation more self-sufficient, but also generating additional…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LUA_determined-resistance_Nashville-TN.html
In spite of the threat of violence, the men, women, and children who Andrew Jackson held in bondage still found ways to fight against the injustice and inhumanity of slavery. There were several instances of slaves running away. Jackson family lett…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LU9_the-north-cabin_Nashville-TN.html
The remains of the North Cabin stood near this spot until 1988 when it was dismantled because of structural instability. The foundation of the chimney is the only part of the building visible. The North Cabin was a one-story log dwelling with a co…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LTV_stories-told-by-things-the-enslaved-left-behind_Nashville-TN.html
Artifacts found during excavations of the Field Quarter have much to say about daily life within the Hermitage enslaved community.Animal bones tell us a great deal about diet. Buttons and sewing equipment provide details about clothing. Marbles, c…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LTU_land-conservation-at-the-hermitage_Nashville-TN.html
Native warm season grasses grow well during the summer heat. These are bunch type grasses, and the bare ground between the grass clumps provides wildlife cover and nesting space. Habitat conditions are excellent for species such as bobwhite quail,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LSH_cabin-by-the-spring_Nashville-TN.html
In 1940, The Ladies' Hermitage Association constructed this building to be used for meetings and receptions. Today, the cabin still serves as a meeting place and classroom, and is also rented for private functions.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LSG_field-quarter-trail_Nashville-TN.html
This path leads to the Field Quarter, an area that was once home to at least eighty enslaved African-Americans. A series of illustrated signs near exposed building foundations at the site help you to "see" what life was like for this part of the H…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LSF_the-field-quarter-spring_Nashville-TN.html
Known as "Muddy Spring" in Andrew Jackson's time, this fast flowing spring was the primary source of water for the fifty to eighty enslaved men, women, and children who lived in the nearby Field Quarter. Along with its life-sustaining w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LSE_have-the-negro-houses-placed-where-the-old-ones-stands_Nashville-TN.html
When Jackson's plantation turned a profit in the 1820s, he invested it in slaves and buildings. Letters sent from Jackson to Andrew Jackson Jr. and his overseer in 1829 show that brick was being made for new buildings. In September 1829, Andrew Ja…
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