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Famous Nashvillians at Mount Olivet

Famous Nashvillians at Mount Olivet

Adelicia Acklen (Belmont Mansion)

Fannie Battle (Fannie Battle Children’s Day Home)

John Bell (U. S. Speaker of the House; ran for president in 1860)

John Catron (1st Tennessean appointed to the U. S. Supreme Court)

George Dickel (Whisky brewer)

Talbert Fanning (Established the Gospel Advocate)

Cornelia Fort (1st woman aviator in U. S. history killed on active duty)

Caroline Douglas Meriwether Goodlett (One of the founders of the Daughters of the Confederacy)

Vern Gosdin (singer, songwriter, and entertainer)

Eugene C. Lewis (Director of the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition which was the driving force behind the Parthenon and Union Station)

David Lipscomb (Restoration leader and founder of David Lipscomb University)

J. O. McClurken (Found of the Nazarene denomination and Trevecca Nazarene University)

Joel A. Cheek (Inventor of Maxwell House Coffee)

John Overton, Jr. (Builder of the Maxwell House Hotel)

James Jarman (Jarman shoes/Genesco)

Fred Rose (Music publisher, songwriter, and talent scout)

Thomas Ryman (Ryman Auditorium)