Thursday, January 12, 2012

Interesting old map of North Nashville

Middle Tennessee State is working with a Texas university's Civil War map project to locate 150-year-old defensive earthworks that might still exist around Nashville. While looking at one of the old maps online, I found it interesting that an 1891 reproduction of a Civil War map shows that the East Germantown bluff on which the Neuhoff Plant was eventually built (now the location of several shops, including the Nashville Jazz Workshop) was a steamboat landing 150 years ago.

1 comment:

  1. I think the lack of awareness of our Civil War history is sad. Also, in light of civil war tourism that is growing across the country, Nashville should be jumping on it.

    A good start (and one I have proposed to council members) is to rename 440 "The Battle of Nashville Parkway." Instantly, it would raise awareness and tie into promoting Civil War tourism in and around our city.