A Future President's Home

A Future President's Home (HMZE6)

Location: Nashville, TN 37076 Davidson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 13.014', W 86° 36.687'

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From Adversity, Strength

Andrew Jackson took on life with grit and determination. Both served him well. Through persistence, ambition, and luck, the boy born into a struggling immigrant family and
orphaned at age fourteen, would become a respected lawyer, judge, businessman, politician, military officer, farmer- and president.

Success marked Jackson's early years in Tennessee from 1788, until the early 1800s, when fell on hard times. In order to pay his debts, he sold his fine riverfront farm, Hunter's Hill, in 1804 and then bought this neighboring farm. The name he gave his new home, The Hermitage, reflected Jackson's desire to retreat from public life. Although largely undeveloped, his new farm did include a comfortable, but not luxurious, two-story log farmhouse built between 1798 and 1800. By 1806, hired hands had added a two-room log kitchen and quarters for some of his nine enslaved workers just a few yards from Jackson's home.

Andrew and Rachel Jackson, their adopted son, Andrew Junior, and many wards, relatives, and other adopted members of the Jackson family made their home here until they moved into the new brick mansion in 1821.
HM NumberHMZE6
Placed ByThe Hermitage
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 10:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 534923 N 4008076
Decimal Degrees36.21690000, -86.61145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 13.014', W 86° 36.687'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 13' 0.84" N, 86° 36' 41.22" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4580 Rachels Ln, Nashville TN 37076, US
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