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George Woods - 3A 217 - Nashville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member bmon419
N 36° 08.643 W 086° 43.374
16S E 524928 N 3999961
Quick Description: Historic marker of noted African American archaeologist.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/20/2011 1:13:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMD52E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
Views: 4

Long Description:

George Woods

Marker # 3A 217

Text: “George Woods was one of the earliest documented African-American archaeological technicians to work in Tennessee. He and his brother Joe were key participants during the 1877-1884 archaeological expeditions across Middle Tennessee sponsored by Harvard’s Peabody Museum. Woods explored the Brentwood Library and Noel Cemetery sites. Later he assisted local antiquarian archaeologist Gates P. Thruston. Woods died September 28, 1912, and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.”

Marker is fairly easy to get to. Located at the intersection of Elm Hill Pike and Spence Lane in Nashville, TN. There was a closed down gas station nearby that I used the parking lot of to get to this marker. Also, the marker "Greenwood Park" is located right across the street at the same intersection. Just be careful at the cross-walk, this intersection is busy.

Marker Name: George Woods

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number: 3A 217

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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