World War I Comes To Belle Meade Plantation

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Can you imagine Belle Meade overrun by thousands of soldiers in training? Can you picture barracks or a military airfield just around the corner from the grounds of Belle Meade Country Club? On April 6,1917, America joined what would be called the “Great War.” Plans for a military training camp located in Nashville, Tennessee began to form and Camp Andrew Jackson was born. The camp brought soilders and military staff from all over Tennessee to training grounds on the city’s outskirts. On April 6, 2017 Belle Meade Plantation will open a new exhibit to commemorate the centennial of America’s involvement in the “Great War,” and reimagine life at this moment in Nashville history.

About the Exhibition
The location of Camp Andrew Jackson was originally included in the Belle Meade Plantation property owned by the Hardings and the Jackson Family. The new outdoor exhibition will center on the changing landscape of Belle Meade during the early 20th century and feature a training trench, flag pole and interpretive panels that describe Camp Andrew Jackson, Nashville and Belle Meade during the time of the Great War.
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By: Belle Meade Plantation