Tom Wilson Park

Tom Wilson Park (HM1EUZ)

Location: Nashville, TN 37210 Davidson County
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N 36° 8.718', W 86° 45.864'

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Formerly located near this site was Tom Wilson Park. It opened in 1929 and was home to the Nashville Elite Giants baseball team of the Southern Negro League. Owned by Thomas T. Wilson, the facility was one of two African-American owned professional ballparks. Wilson Park also hosted spring training sessions for the Nashville Vols. a minor league team of the Southern Association. Spring training games brought such baseball greats as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Roy Campanella to the park. In 1946, Tom Wilson resigned and discontinued all ball activities at Wilson Park. (continued)
Marker Number3A 198
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 521195 N 4000090
Decimal Degrees36.14530000, -86.76440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 8.718', W 86° 45.864'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 8' 43.08" N, 86° 45' 51.84" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1220 2nd Ave S, Nashville TN 37210, US
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