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Belle Meade TN

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06/1/2007

Our location - Belle Meade, TN

The Belle Meade Plantation


Belle Meade, meaning beautiful meadow, is a 30 acre site west of Nashville.  The grounds include the Greek Revival mansion built in 1853.  The original size of the plantation was 5400 acres, one of the largest private land holdings in Tennessee.

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Bel Meade TN Belle Meade.
Bel Meade TN Five generations of the Harding-Jackson family lived here from 1807-1903. Bel Meade TN
Bel Meade TN The Smokehouse.  It is very obvious that at the old plantations, the smokehouse was almost as critical as the main house, since the smokehouse provided the place for the preservation of meat.
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Bel Meade TN The Gardener's building with hothouse.  The plantation had a daily supply of flowers.
Bel Meade TN Slave housing.
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Bel Meade TN The business of Belle Meade was breeding and training thoroughbred race horses.  Kentucky Derby winners Funny Cide and Barbarro and notorious horses, Secretariat and Sea Biscuit can trace their bloodlines to Belle Meade stock.  This was the Carriage House.
Bel Meade TN And they have quite a collection of original carriages.
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Bel Meade TN   Bel Meade TN
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Bel Meade TN The Nashville Art Museum is housed in The Parthenon...an exact replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
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