Metro Nashville Archives

Metro Nashville Archives As a division of the Nashville public library, The Metro Archives collects and preserves the historically valuable records of Nashville and Davidson County
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The Metropolitan Government Archives, a division of the Nashville Public Library, collects and preserves the historically valuable records of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, as well as other records of historical or documentary significance reflecting the history of our city. The Archives has ongoing programs to maintain and develop its collections, and welcomes researchers to come explore its treasures. The Archives has over 5 million records dating from the 1780s to the present.

Mission: The Friends of Metropolitan Archives of Nashville and Davidson County maintain an online database containing Marriage, Birth, Death, Probate and other records. to access this website use this address: http://www.nashvillearchives.org/

#ThrowbackThursdayView Along James Robertson ParkwayLooking SouthCa. Late 1950s
02/27/2020

#ThrowbackThursday

View Along James Robertson Parkway

Looking South

Ca. Late 1950s

#WhereisitWednesdayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
02/26/2020

#WhereisitWednesday

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#FlashbackFriday5th and Main StCa. late 1950s
02/21/2020

#FlashbackFriday

5th and Main St

Ca. late 1950s

#WhereisitWednesdayWho can identify the location depicted this photo?Ready, Go!
02/19/2020

#WhereisitWednesday

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#ThrowbackThursday15th Ave South At Ashwood AveLooking WestCa. 1960s
02/13/2020

#ThrowbackThursday

15th Ave South At Ashwood Ave

Looking West

Ca. 1960s

#WhereisitWednesdayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
02/12/2020

#WhereisitWednesday

Who can identify the location depicted in this photo?

Ready, Go!

02/10/2020
The Paul Clements Collection: Nashville Heritage Oral History Project - Nashville Heritage Project Interview: Interviewee Rachel Halliburton

A Quick reminder that our website has a couple of exciting new additions:

The Paul Clements Collection - Nashville Heritage Project: Contains audio interviews of Nashvillians speaking about their everyday lives growing up in Nashville. These interviews took place in the mid 1980s.

https://vimeopro.com/nashvillemetroarchives/paul-clements-nashville-heritage-project

Also added: City Cemetery Pauper Listings

http://nashvillearchives.org/documents/pauper-listings-chron.pdf

Date: 01/27/1987 Filmmaker / Production: Cynthia Price - Interviewer, Rachel Halliburton - Interviewee Preservation: Nashville Metro Archives, Nashville Public Library,…

#FlashbackFridayCharlotte Ave Near 15th Ave NorthCa. 1960s
02/07/2020

#FlashbackFriday

Charlotte Ave

Near 15th Ave North

Ca. 1960s

#ThrowbackThursday#ThenandNow12th Ave South at South StLooking East1966 & 2019
02/06/2020

#ThrowbackThursday

#ThenandNow

12th Ave South at South St

Looking East

1966 & 2019

#WhereisitWednesdayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
02/05/2020

#WhereisitWednesday

Who can identify the location depicted in this photo?

Ready, Go!

We just discovered this rare image of Sulphur Dell when it was operating as a race track in 1965...Who remembers this?
02/04/2020

We just discovered this rare image of Sulphur Dell when it was operating as a race track in 1965...

Who remembers this?

#MysteryMondayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
02/03/2020

#MysteryMonday

Who can identify the location depicted in this photo?

Ready, Go!

#FlashbackFridayThe Nashville Farmers MarketCa. 1960
01/24/2020

#FlashbackFriday

The Nashville Farmers Market

Ca. 1960

#FlashbackFriday4th Ave North Near Charlotte AveCa. 1959
01/17/2020

#FlashbackFriday

4th Ave North Near Charlotte Ave

Ca. 1959

#WayBackWednesdayAerial of Downtown AreaCa. Mid 1960s
01/15/2020

#WayBackWednesday

Aerial of Downtown Area

Ca. Mid 1960s

#MysteryMondayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
01/13/2020

#MysteryMonday

Who can identify the location depicted in this photo?

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#FlashbackFriday2113 Abbott Martin RdCa. Mid 1960s & 2019
01/10/2020

#FlashbackFriday

2113 Abbott Martin Rd

Ca. Mid 1960s & 2019

#WhereisitWednesdayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
01/08/2020

#WhereisitWednesday

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#MysteryMondayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
01/06/2020

#MysteryMonday

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#ThenandNow1026 11th Ave North1964 & 2019
01/02/2020

#ThenandNow

1026 11th Ave North

1964 & 2019

#FlashbackFriday2200 Bandywood DrGreen HillsYears: 1969 & 2019
12/20/2019

#FlashbackFriday

2200 Bandywood Dr

Green Hills

Years: 1969 & 2019

#WhereisitWednesdayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
12/18/2019

#WhereisitWednesday

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#ThrowbackThursdayWho knows where these buildings were located?
12/06/2019

#ThrowbackThursday

Who knows where these buildings were located?

#MysteryMonday(On a Tuesday)Who can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
12/03/2019

#MysteryMonday

(On a Tuesday)

Who can identify the location depicted in this photo?

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#MysteryMondayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
11/26/2019

#MysteryMonday

Who can identify the location depicted in this photo?

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#ThrowbackThursdayAmerican Airlines Terminal at Berry FieldArmed Forces DayYear: 1950
11/22/2019

#ThrowbackThursday

American Airlines Terminal at Berry Field

Armed Forces Day

Year: 1950

#WhereisitWednesdayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
11/20/2019

#WhereisitWednesday

Who can identify the location depicted in this photo?

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#ThrowbackThursdayLower BroadwayLooking EastCa. 1970s
11/14/2019

#ThrowbackThursday

Lower Broadway

Looking East

Ca. 1970s

#MysteryMondayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
11/12/2019

#MysteryMonday

Who can identify the location depicted in this photo?

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#FlashbackFridayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Hint: It was razed in the 1990s...See answer in com...
11/08/2019

#FlashbackFriday

Who can identify the location depicted in this photo?

Hint: It was razed in the 1990s...

See answer in comments!

Ready, Go!

#ThrowbackThursdayWe were fortunate enough to receive this rare early image in the mail today...This photo depicts the J...
11/07/2019

#ThrowbackThursday

We were fortunate enough to receive this rare early image in the mail today...

This photo depicts the James Geddes Fire Hall and the homes directly North of it along 2nd Ave South

#WhereisitWednesdayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
11/06/2019

#WhereisitWednesday

Who can identify the location depicted in this photo?

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#ThrowbackThursdayDemarco's Pharmacy3201 West End AveCa. 1965
10/31/2019

#ThrowbackThursday

Demarco's Pharmacy

3201 West End Ave

Ca. 1965

#WhereisitWednesdayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
10/30/2019

#WhereisitWednesday

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#MysteryMondayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Year: 1958Ready, Go!
10/28/2019

#MysteryMonday

Who can identify the location depicted in this photo?

Year: 1958

Ready, Go!

#FlashbackFridayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Does anyone remember this?
10/25/2019

#FlashbackFriday

Who can identify the location depicted in this photo?

Does anyone remember this?

#ThrowbackThursdayUnion Street Near Capitol BlvdLooking EastYear: 1952
10/17/2019

#ThrowbackThursday

Union Street Near Capitol Blvd

Looking East

Year: 1952

#MysteryMondayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
10/14/2019

#MysteryMonday

Who can identify the location depicted in this photo?

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#ThrowbackThursdayPleasant Valley Primitive Baptist ChurchCorner of 10th and EdgehillYear: 1959
09/26/2019

#ThrowbackThursday

Pleasant Valley Primitive Baptist Church

Corner of 10th and Edgehill

Year: 1959

#WhereisitWednesdayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
09/25/2019

#WhereisitWednesday

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Ready, Go!

#MysteryMondayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
09/19/2019

#MysteryMonday

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#MysteryMondayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
09/16/2019

#MysteryMonday

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#WhereisitWednesdayWho can identify the location depicted in this photo?Ready, Go!
09/11/2019

#WhereisitWednesday

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#FlashbackFridayNE Corner of 5th and Church StCa. Mid 1960s
09/06/2019

#FlashbackFriday

NE Corner of 5th and Church St

Ca. Mid 1960s

#ThrowbackThursdayCorner of 21st Ave South & SweetbriarCa. 1960sWho remembers this home?
09/05/2019

#ThrowbackThursday

Corner of 21st Ave South & Sweetbriar

Ca. 1960s

Who remembers this home?

Address

615 Church St
Nashville, TN
37219

Here is a sample of some of our collections: Birth Records: 1881 – 1913 Death Records: 1874 – 1913 Marriage Records: 1789 - 2002 Original Wills: 1780 – 1992 Will Books: 1783 – 1949 Vol. 1-63 (book 56 is missing) City Directories: 1853 – 2002 Cemetery Records: Deed Records: 1784 – 1900 Vol A-Z and 1-265 on microfilm. (1784- 1941 Vol A-Z and 1-1107 on Microfilm at TSLA.) COURT RECORDS: Criminal Court Records: 1844 – 1899 Division I; Vol. B-ZZZ, 1-89 July 1844 – Nov 1899 Chancery Court Records: 1846 – 1979 County Court Records: 1783 – 1975 Circuit Court Records: 1803 – 1959 Quarterly Court Records : 1868 - 1951 Charters Newspapers Photographs Census Records Plat Books Published works about Nashville Photographs Negatives Maps Post Cards

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 14:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(615) 862-5880

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Does anyone know where this building is or was?
My Dad & GF had a business next to the Ryman. It was King Printing Co. which later moved to Church St. Some friends saw a photo in a downtown gallery several years ago. I'd love to find that photo
im looking for my great great grandfathers buriel if possible this is him listed as Jas. A Murrell rather its spelled as Merril 51st infantry civil war company G i do have that he died as prisoner. but no other info expect that he is on this list. where would he have been buried? http://www.nashvillearchives.org/documents/confederate-burials.pdf List of Confederate Burials, 1864-1865
My great-grandfather, M. A. Jones, was a grocer in the early 1900's. All I remember hearing of the store is that it was located near the old Bordeaux bridge and that it flooded several times in the 1920's. I would love to find out more about it in your "Corner Store" feature. ~Yvonne Ogren
1975
My first concert
I drove past this sign being uncovered the other day, after being covered for multiple decades. I figured this might be a good location guessing game for your followers.
I love Metro Nashville Archives, wonderful people and they do such a fine job
How can I find company information for companies that operated in Nashville in the past? A guy on a forum i belong to posted a picture of a bottle that he had, and apparently it was a company that bottled a cola beverage in Nashville. We can't find anything on the company, when they were in operation, etc. We obviously want to know what era the bottle is from. Name of the company is HAV-A-COLA
I lived at Richland Village (formerly known as The Municipal Children's Home) from 1973-1975. The building in this photo, long gone, had been replaced by many "cottages." Mrs. Long was my Houseparent along with others. She is the one I remember most, a true Blessing in my life. Mrs. Moynihan, my counselor at the Village, helped me with applications to several colleges. Mr. Baugh (I believe Mr. Baugh passed around 1997?) was a Houseparent in one of the boys' cottages and he later became Director of Richland Village. I remember walking with the other boys and girls from "The Village" to attend school at Cohn High. I worked after school in the cafeteria at the Village. I spent many days at the Village swimming pool, a luxury I had not previously been accustomed to. The girls visited the boys' cottages, with chaperones, and we played games of pool until curfew. We, the girls in the cottages planned our meals a week in advance, "grocery shopped" from the commissary, cooked and prepared our meals. We had chores, routines, schedules, privileges and fair/just consequences when we made poor choices. I remember wonderful people and great times. I've kept in touch with a couple of friends from that short era of my life. I would love to hear from others who lived, volunteered, or worked there in the mid 70s. When I turned 18, I had to leave the Village. I returned to visit in 1995.
Can someone maybe find some pictures my grandfather's gas stations from the 50's or 60's his name was Marshall Cantrell and i think 2 where on trinity ln and 1 on Dickerson rd he lived behind the burger boy at whites creek pk and Dickerson