History

Historic Germantown in Nashville, Tennessee is an 18 square block area bounded by Jefferson Street on the south, Hume Street on the north, Rosa Parks Boulevard on the west and 3rd Avenue north on the east.

A large parcel of land was granted to James McGavock in recognition of his service in the Revolutionary War. The land was later subdivided, developed and Germantown, Nashville’s first residential subdivision was created – the 9th Ward. Germantown was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and contains a diversity of architecture including buildings erected between 1830 and the present. By the 1970’s many of Germantown’s structures were condemned and at risk for demolition, but thanks to the efforts of dedicated residents, Germantown was saved and is once again a diverse and vibrant urban neighborhood.