Promise Land

Promise Land (HM1B16)

Location: Charlotte, TN 37036 Dickson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 12.646', W 87° 19.883'

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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 community encompassed about 1000 acres, included 50 homes, several stores, two churches and a school. Although only the St John Church and the schoolhouse remain, heirs of the original African American landowners still own much of the land.
HM NumberHM1B16
Marker Number3E 17
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 6:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 470212 N 4007376
Decimal Degrees36.21076667, -87.33138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 12.646', W 87° 19.883'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 12' 38.76" N, 87° 19' 52.98" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 795 Promise Land Rd, Charlotte TN 37036, US
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