Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol (HMO4U)

Location: Nashville, TN 37219 Davidson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 9.911', W 86° 47.021'

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Designed by William Strickland, noted Philadelphia architect who also designed the tower of Independence Hall. Construction was commenced in 1845 and completed 1859. Strickland died in 1854 and is entombed in the north portico. His son Francis, supervised construction from 1854 to 1857. Slaves and convicts quarried and transported limestone for the Capitol, which was used as a fortress during the Civil War. President and Mrs. James K. Polk are buried on the east lawn.
HM NumberHMO4U
Marker Number3A 34
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 12:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 519455 N 4002291
Decimal Degrees36.16518333, -86.78368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 9.911', W 86° 47.021'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 9' 54.66" N, 86° 47' 1.26" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600 Charlotte Ave, Nashville TN 37219, US
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