Nashville Mansions

There are many Nashville Mansions from the 1800's. Almost all the Nashville plantations have these mansions or plantation houses on them. 

Prosperity started after the settling of the Nashville area. Indian attacks were common from 1770 thru 1796. After 1796 the Indian threats were gone and agricultural development started. Tracks of land were given for military service and these tracks were developed over time into plantations. As the plantations became prosperous the landowners started building homes due to their status.

The late 1700's and early 1800's the mansions were Federal style. They were a central European style architecture movement and this period was called the Federal period. The early 1800's and up to the middle 1800's the antebellum style came about.

The word ante means before and bellum means war. So the Antebellum Mansions were a before the Civil War design. This design was a Greek Revival style used in plantation houses and mansions. 

Belle Meade Plantation is a 30 acre historic site, 6 miles west of Nashville. The Belle Meade 1853 antebellum mansion is the centerpiece of the property. Its history of agricultural and Thoroughbred breeding was the most successful in the South. Open for tours daily. 5025 Harding Pike Nashville TN, 37205, 615-356-0501 or 1-800-270-3991

Belmont Mansion was one of the finest of Nashville Mansions - It was built as a summer home for Joseph and Adelicia Acklen in 1849. They built, furnished, and landscaped one of the most elaborate antebellum homes in the south. It contained an art gallery, conservatories, lavish gardens, aviary, lake and zoo. It is located on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville. 1900 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37212, 615-460-5459

Cheekwood was completed in 1932. The Nashville mansion was a limestone structure with extensive formal gardens. It was built on 100 acres of woodland in western Nashville as a country estate. 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, Tn 37205, 615-356-8000

The Hermitage One of the most famous of the Nashville Mansions was the home of President Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States. Learn about his life story, stories about his farm and the slaves who worked and lived there. 4580 Rachel's Lane, Nashville, Tn 37076. 615-889-2941

The Carnton Mansion and Plantation was used as a field hospital during and after the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War in 1864. This is the story of the events that happened during that time.

Travelers Rest Plantation - It was a 2300 acre plantation that produced mainly cotton, but also had fruit orchards. An average of 50 slaves were needed to maintain the crops. Today there is an annual Civil War Encampment with re-en actors sharing the struggles of life during the 1860's. Check flyer on web page for time and date.

It is located at 636 Farrell Parkway, Nashville, TN 37220, 615-832-8197

Historic Grassmere Farm - is an exhibit of farm life of the past. It is also the location of the Nashville Zoo.

The Fontanel Mansion former home of Barbara Mandrell a Country Music Hall of Fame member.

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