James Robertson Hotel
The James Robertson Hotel is a historic hotel and apartment building in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since October 10, 1984
Byrdstown is a town in Pickett County, United States. The population was 803 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Pickett County. Byrdstown was established in 1879 as a county seat for the newly formed Pickett County; the town, where several families lived, was named for Colonel Robert K. Byrd, a state senator whose district included the new county. Byrdstown was incorporated in 1917. Former Secretary of State Cordell Hull — who played a pivotal role in the creation of the United Nations— was born just west of Byrdstown; the Pickett County Courthouse, built in 1935, the Cordell Hull Birthplace are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other historical sites include the Amonett House at the junction of TN-325 and TN-111. Byrdstown is located at 36°34′21″N 85°8′14″W; the town is situated in a hilly area on the Highland Rim, a few miles south of the Kentucky state line. Byrdstown lies south of the Wolf River, north of the Obey River, east of Dale Hollow Lake, where the two rivers converge.
Tennessee State Route 325 traverses Byrdstown from west to east following West Main Street and East Main Street. This highway connects Byrdstown with the Dale Hollow Lake and Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park areas to the west, the rural parts of central Pickett County to the east. Tennessee State Route 111, which intersects SR 325 in western Byrdstown, connects the town with Livingston to the southwest, Static at the state line to the north. At Static, the highway terminates at an intersection with U. S. Route 127, with the latter continuing northward to Kentucky. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 903 people, 395 households, 233 families residing in the town; the population density was 587.5 people per square mile. There were 460 housing units at an average density of 299.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.12% White, 0.22% African American, 0.44% Native American, 1.22% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population. There were 395 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.0% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.80. In the town, the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.7 males. The median income for a household in the town was $19,375, the median income for a family was $25,938. Males had a median income of $23,281 versus $16,389 for females; the per capita income for the town was $14,462. About 19.2% of families and 28.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.4% of those under age 18 and 32.5% of those age 65 or over.
Cordell Hull, U. S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner Sierra Hull, musician Official site Municipal Technical Advisory Service entry for Byrdstown — information on local government and link to charter
Jackson is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Located 70 miles east of Memphis, it is a regional center of trade for West Tennessee, its total population was 67,265 in the 2012 Census estimate. Jackson is the primary city of the Jackson, Tennessee metropolitan area, included in the Jackson-Humboldt, Tennessee combined statistical area. Jackson is Madison County's largest city, the second-largest city in West Tennessee next to Memphis, it is home to the Tennessee Supreme Court's courthouse for West Tennessee, as Jackson was the major city in the west when the court was established in 1834. In the antebellum era, Jackson was the market city for an agricultural area based on cultivation of cotton, the major commodity crop. Beginning in 1851, the city became a hub of railroad systems connecting to major markets in the north and south, as well as east and west; this was key to its development, attracting trade and many workers on the railroads in the late 19th century with the construction of railroads after the American Civil War.
Through the 1960s, the city was served by 15 passenger trains daily, but industry restructuring reduced such service and caused the loss of jobs. The economy has adjusted with major manufacturing in the area. According to the 2017 census estimate, Jackson was the eighth-largest city in Tennessee. Jackson is located at 35°37′59″N 88°49′15″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 49.5 square miles, all land. This area was occupied by the historic Chickasaw people at the time of European encounter, they were pushed out by European-American settlers under various treaties with the United States, in actions authorized by the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and ratified by the US Senate. European-American settlement of Jackson began along the Forked Deer River before 1820 by migrants from eastern areas of the Upper South, such as Virginia and Kentucky. Named Alexandria, the city was renamed in 1822 to honor General Andrew Jackson, a hero of the War of 1812, he was elected as President of the United States.
The City of Jackson was founded by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly, passed in 1821, entitled an "act to establish a seat of justice for Henry, Carroll and Madison Counties." The act required 50 acres of land to be deeded to the commissioners. The commissioners chosen by the Legislature were James Fentress; the places considered for the seat of justice were Alexandria, Golden's Station, Jackson. The larger portion of the settlers at that time were living on Cotton Grove Road, as Jackson was closer to them than either of the other settlements, this settlement was determined to be the more suitable site for the seat of justice. At the time of the second Tennessee State Constitution in 1834, when the Tennessee Supreme Court was established, Memphis had not yet been developed; the county seat of Jackson was the most significant city in West Tennessee and this was designated as a site for the State Supreme Court in this part of the state. The city of Jackson did not establish public elections until 1837, with a Board of Aldermen elected at-large.
From 1854 to 1915, Jackson had a Board of Aldermen of eight members elected from four districts, each with two members elected at-large. Free people of color and freedmen were not allowed to vote in the state until after passage of federal constitutional amendments following the Civil War that granted them citizenship and suffrage; this area was developed for agricultural purposes cotton plantations for producing the chief commodity crop of the Mississippi Valley and Deep South. Cotton plantations were dependent on the labor of African-American slaves and thousands were brought into the area as it was developed; as county seat, Jackson was a trading town and retail center for surrounding agricultural areas. But developing as a railroad hub of several lines was most important to Jackson's industrial and population growth, from 1852 on for the next hundred years. In 1862 Tennessee came under the control of Union forces and was occupied until General Ulysses S. Grant decided to concentrate his efforts to the South.
Between December 11, 1862 and January 1, 1863, an engagement at Jackson occurred during Confederate Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest's expedition into West Tennessee. Forrest wanted to disrupt the rail supply line to Grant's army, campaigning along the route of the Mississippi Central Railroad. If Forrest destroyed the Mobile & Ohio Railroad running south from Columbus, Kentucky through Jackson, Grant would have to curtail or halt his operations altogether. Forrest's 2,100-man cavalry brigade crossed the Tennessee River on December 17. Grant ordered a soldier concentration at Jackson under Brigadier General Jeremiah C. Sullivan and sent a cavalry force under Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll. Forrest's command defeated the Union cavalry in Lexington, Tennessee on December 18; as Forrest continued his advance the following day, Sullivan ordered Colonel Adolph Englemann to take a small force northeast of Jackson. At Old Salem Cemetery, acting on the defensive, Englemann's two infantry regiments repulsed a Confederate mounted attack withdrew a mile closer to the city.
The fight amounted to no more than a feint and show of force intended to hold Jackson's Union defenders in position, while two mounted Confederate columns destroyed railroad track to both the north and south of the town returned. Forrest withdrew from the Jackson area to attack Trenton and Humboldt after this mission was accomplished; as a result of the destruction of the railroad, Grant abandoned his plans to invade Mississippi from Tennessee in favor of an attack on Vick
Noelle Nashville Hotel
The Noelle Nashville Hotel is a historic Art Deco hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Originally opened in 1929 as the Noel Hotel The 12-story Noel Hotel was constructed with steel and concrete, it was completed in 1929. It was designed in the Classical Revival style by Holman, it was named after the Noel family. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since October 10, 1984; the structure served for many years as an office building, known as Noel Place. It was converted back to a hotel in 2017, with the spelling of the name changed to Noelle. Noelle Nashville Hotel official website Noelle, Nashville, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel official chain website
Ripley is a city in Lauderdale County, United States. The population was 7,844 at the 2000 census, it is the county seat of Lauderdale County. The current Mayor is Jon Pavletic; the current County Mayor is Maurice Gaines. Ripley is located at 35°44′35″N 89°32′2″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.9 square miles, of which 12.8 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water. Ripley is located on the southeastern edge of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, an area with a high earthquake risk; as of the census of 2000, there were 7,844 people, 3,142 households, 2,054 families residing in the city. The population density was 612.3 people per square mile. There were 3,397 housing units at an average density of 265.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 51.56% White, 46.81% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.38% from other races, 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population. There were 3,142 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 23.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.6% were non-families.
31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.06. In the city, the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $23,662, the median income for a family was $34,183. Males had a median income of $31,321 versus $20,661 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,710. About 22.1% of families and 27.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.1% of those under age 18 and 27.5% of those age 65 or over. In 2009, Ripley appeared on Newsmax magazine's list of the "Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns," a piece written by current CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg.
In determining his ranking, Greenberg cited the city's extensive involvement in the National Defense University program. According to the article, Ripley is one of the first stops for military students in the program and is "the only site where students stay with families and are immersed in the American lifestyle." Ripley Park known as Ripley Pool and Waterslide, is located at 200 Mary Robert. Its facilities include: pool with water slide, playground equipment, seven pavilions that require reservations, grills, 4 athletic field complex, 4 state of the art tennis courts, 1.1 mile walking trail, large grassy areas parking and the park office. W. G. L. Rice Park is located south of Tennessee; the park has a baseball/softball field, soccer field, tennis court, basketball court, two playgrounds, a partial walking trail. Rice Park is the oldest city park in Ripley; the land for the park was donated in the early 1900s through a gift by the Rice Family and is noted for its historic Labor Day Celebration.
As one of the six cities selected in Tennessee for downtown revitalization, extensive work is being done around the town square and adjacent areas. Work began in the fall of 2008 and the courthouse square was completed in May 2010. Official website Map of Ripley Lauderdale County Tomato Festival
Elkton is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Todd County, United States. The population was 2,062 at the 2010 census; the city was founded by Major John Gray and established by the state assembly in 1820. It is named for a nearby watering hole hosting a large elk herd, it was formally incorporated in 1843. Elkton is located at 36°48′32″N 87°9′23″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,984 people, 810 households, 541 families residing in the city; the population density was 959.4 people per square mile. There were 928 housing units at an average density of 448.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 82.31% White, 15.68% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 1.21% from other races, 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.32% of the population. There were 810 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.1% were non-families.
30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.82. There is one of the largest Mennonite communities in the Elkton area that are involved in local stores and selling home grown food on the farmer markets in the area; some of them have their own store on the farm. In the city, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $24,924, the median income for a family was $31,912. Males had a median income of $26,799 versus $20,134 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,297. About 15.7% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.
Green River Female Academy Milliken Memorial Community House Old Todd County Courthouse Todd County Library George Street Boone, constitutional scholar Benjamin Bristow, first Solicitor General of the United States and a former U. S. Treasury Secretary Francis Bristow, United States Representative from Kentucky James Clark McReynolds, former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Mary Louise Milliken Childs, great American philanthropist David Morton, poet Anthony New, Representative Paul Rudolph, architect Jess Sweetser, first American-born golfer to win the British Amateur The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Elkton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. Elkton, Ky Homepage Todd County Public School
Milliken Memorial Community House
Milliken Memorial Community House, erected in 1928 in Elkton, Kentucky, is the first donated community house in America. The 13,000-square-foot mansion pioneered a new architectural program for public use; the house was commissioned by Mary Louise Milliken and her husband Samuel Canning Childs in 1926. Both were wealthy philanthropists and were responsible for the construction of over twenty hospitals and two churches throughout the United States. Childs was a wealthy businessman who had founded the American Food Store Company, a prominent Mid-Atlantic retail grocery chain. A Woman's Club was organized in Elkton in 1924 and Mr. & Mrs. Childs began formulating plans to construct a community center for this and other social groups. Designed for the specific purpose of housing community events and funded by Mr. and Mrs. Childs, the building was to be a permanent memorial to the memory of her mother. Construction of the building began in fall of that year and was completed in April during the next year at a cost of $75,000, equal to $1,478,000 today.
Average home cost in 1928 was 4,000 dollars. Local contractor V. L. Price constructed the building and the architect responsible for the buildings design is Geo. S. Koyl and Marr & Holman Architects; the mansion is designed in the Neo-Classical style of Flemish bond brick with a large two-story portico on the main facade. The main section is two stories with a porte-cochere on the west facade and with a one-story apollarium ballroom wing at the rear; the house was opened on April 11- April 12 in a two-day celebration. Mary Louise and Canning booked the Francis Craig Orchestra from RCA Records to play for the opening ball. Newspapers from Lexington and Nashville covered the event naming it one of the greatest successes of generosity recorded. "Home Elsewhere" was released on July 25 of 2007. The non-fiction book catalogs the history of the house, the life of Mary Louise Milliken Childs and her project, the Milliken Memorial Community House. Matthew Colin Bailey completed the first book after 3 years of research.
Home Elsewhere was pre-released in Kentucky as a first edition. The statewide second edition was released in 2008 at Kentucky bookstores; the second edition was edited by James Coursey. Milliken Memorial Community House Webpage