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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Melrose Springhouse - an Eden in Nashville

Melrose Springhouse - an Eden in Nashville

This springhouse was on land occupied by Governor Aaron V. Brown (Gov of TN in the 1840s) a historical marker says: "Melrose. Former Home of Gov. Aaron V. Brown. The Confederate Works ran 200 yards south of the residence. Thence turned west so as to pass in front of Berry Home."

In the 1960's Lillian and George Forehand bought the property, cleaned up this Springhouse, converted the Gov. Brown's residence into a newer property, had two historic cabins moved here, contructed a pond that ducks and bass enjoy and posted historical markers for the buildings.

The marker here reads: "HOSPITAL WATER SOURCE. Because of the Generous Water Supply available from this spring, the area around it was selected as a hospital site for treatment of soldiers wounded in the Battle of Nashville which took place during the War Between the States."

This property was soon completely surrounded by the Woodlawn Funeral Home and is now in the middle of that cemetery. Mr. Forehand passed away a few years ago. The last I heard, Mrs. Forehand recently moved to an assisted living facility, but comes back almost daily to feed her cats which still live here.

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