Nashville Plow Works - Nashville, TN
Posted by: bmon419
N 36° 09.201 W 086° 46.768
16S E 519837 N 4000979
Quick Description: Historic marker at the site of a forge used to make swords during the Civil War.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/1/2011 2:14:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMD058
Nashville Plow Works
Davidson County Marker # 4
Text: “Site of a farm implement factory operated by Messrs. Sharp and Hamilton, previous to the War Between the States. With the outbreak of hostilities they reversed the Biblical injunction and produced swords of excellent quality for the Confederacy. With the coming of the Federal Army, the making of swords was discontinued.”
Notes: Site is easy to get to. Located at the intersection of 8th Avenue South and Palmer Place. Parking is not an issue, marker is practically in a parking lot with spaces available to the public.