Site of Original Gas Works

Site of Original Gas Works (HM1EU7)

Location: Nashville, TN 37201 Davidson County
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N 36° 10.278', W 86° 46.848'

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The Nashville Gas Light Co., founded Mar. 1850, with General Washington Barrow, President, built first gas works in Tennessee for manufacturing gas from coal. First street lamp was lighted Feb. 13, 1851 at Second Ave. North and Public Square. Natural gas piped from Texas was first used in Nashville on August 5, 1946.
HM NumberHM1EU7
Marker NumberNo. 39
Year Placed1978
Placed ByThe Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 4:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 519713 N 4002970
Decimal Degrees36.17130000, -86.78080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 10.278', W 86° 46.848'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 10' 16.68" N, 86° 46' 50.88" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 706-800 2nd Ave N, Nashville TN 37201, US
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