National Mystery Letterbox Project - TN  LbNA # 3167 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateDec 7 2002
LocationNashville, TN
Found By Rockin Lunch Lady
Last Found Mar 26 2008
Hike Distance?

Sorry to all who would look for this box It has been stolen and will not be replaced! Please continue to stop by and enjoy this monument, it is well worth your time!

We have adopted this letterbox from "The Stantons" as requested by the web masters at LbNA.

Interstate 65 runs North-South through Nashville. In the downtown area there are several interchanges and the exit numbers are somewhat misleading. I think that area is actually numbered based off I-40. These instructions assume you have worked your way through the chaos and are on the section of I-65 south of Nashville. Take exit 78, Harding Place. Head west using an
enormous American flag as a landmark. Pass this. At the first street light Franklin Road) the name of the street you are on will change to Battery Lane. Follow this street 1.7 miles to Granny White Parkway (there is a street light). Turn right. There is a very large building dedicated to the Girl Scouts here you can use to know you are on the right path. Follow Granny White 1.8 miles and turn left on Clifton (no light, but you really can't miss the statue). There is an immediate right turn into the parking lot of the Battle of Nashville Memorial.

After taking a moment to read the beautiful tributes on the memorial take notice of the tree line separating it from the neighborhood. From the edge of the fence behind the statue (the other edge is near the main road) head toward the tree line. The first leg will be 57 heel-toe steps of my size 8 boots headed toward a large tree. It kind of stands out as being the closest one to the treeline while still in the grassy area and the largest one in that area. You really don't even need to count paces. From the tree, the treeline straight ahead (keeping alignment with the fence edge) is 20 of my heel-toe steps. Just inside the tree line is a mound of dirt that
looks something like a fresh grave. At the right edge of this mound is our small pile of rocks with the Tennessee National Letterbox Project stamp inside.

War seems to be the order of business for this planting today. I was in Nashville for my National Guard duty where we are dealing with our current war. Saddam Hussein issued an apology to Kuwait for the last war. It is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. The box was planted at a Civil War site established by families of soldiers who died in World War 1. I am glad this national project exists to show that the freedom fought for so many times still works.