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Situated near downtown Nashville, Tennessee on the East Bank, Historic Edgefield began development in mid 1800s and is the first urban area to start revitalizing its neighborhood. Incorporated into the City of Nashville in 1880, Historic Edgefield hosts an array of architecture. Queen Anne, Victorian, American Foursquare, Colonial Revival, and bungalows are prevalent here.
Historic Edgefield boasts an eclectic combination of structures which includes newly constructed buildings. Newer single-family homes and condominiums have been built within the neighborhood.
The founders of Historic Edgefield include major players who lived in the area during the 1800s – doctors, lawyers, and politicians. Jesse and Frank James are said to have lived in this neighborhood. Author Ted P. Yeatman describes in his book about the James brothers that Jesse James took up residence on Boscobel Street under the alias John Davis (Dave) Howard.
The Historic Edgefield neighborhood is located just south of Main Street. According to the Historic Edgefield Neighborhood Association, the boundaries for Historic Edgefield are “South of Fifth Street eastward to South Tenth Street, including most blocks on Shelby, Boscobel, Fatherland, Russell, and Woodland Streets.” The association organized in 1975 to promote and preserve this historical area of Davidson County.
Hundreds of buildings were destroyed in 1916 in the “East Nashville Fire.” However, Historic Edgefield still contains some of the oldest homes and historical structures found around Nashville. The area has a mixture of businesses, homeowners, and renters. Apartments and lofts are available.
Historic Edgefield is situated in the 37206 zip code area about 1 mile north of the Cumberland River. Shelby Park and Shelby Bottoms are just to the southeast. Ryman Auditorium, Union Station, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum are only minutes away to the southwest.