Two Rivers Mansion (Nashville, Tennessee)

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Two Rivers Mansion
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Two Rivers Mansion, July 2014
Two Rivers Mansion (Nashville, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Two Rivers Mansion (Nashville, Tennessee)
Two Rivers Mansion (Nashville, Tennessee) is located in the United States
Two Rivers Mansion (Nashville, Tennessee)
Location3130 McGavock Pike, Nashville, Tennessee
Coordinates36°11′23″N 86°40′39″W / 36.18972°N 86.67750°W / 36.18972; -86.67750Coordinates: 36°11′23″N 86°40′39″W / 36.18972°N 86.67750°W / 36.18972; -86.67750
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference #72001238 [1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 23, 1972

Two Rivers Mansion is an historic house in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.[2][3][4][5][6][7]


The mansion is located at 3130 McGavock Pike in Nashville, Tennessee. It is located between the Stones River and the Cumberland River, hence the name.[2][6]


The mansion was built in 1859 for David H. McGavock (1826–1896), whose family owned the Carnton plantation in Franklin, Tennessee, and his wife William "Willie" Elizabeth Harding (1832–1895), whose family owned the Belle Meade Plantation.[2][3][4][5][6][7] It was designed in the Italianate architectural style.[2][5][6] It was inhabited by the McGavock family for three generations until 1965, when it was purchased by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County from Mary Louise Bransford McGavock.[2][3][4][6]

The land was turned into the Two Rivers Park and Golf Course, with eighteen holes of golf, baseball and softball diamonds, six tennis courts and a playground.[4][5]

Architectural significance[edit]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1972.


  • Leona Taylor Aiken, The McGavocks of Two Rivers, Aiken, 1975, 51 pages.[8]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e Nashville Public Library Digital Collections
  3. ^ a b c Friends of Two Rivers Mansion
  4. ^ a b c d Christopher Kiernan Coleman, Ghosts and Haunts of Tennessee, John F. Blair Publisher, 2011, p. 69 [1]
  5. ^ a b c d Jackie Sheckler Finch, Nashville, Globe Pequot, 2009, p. 222
  6. ^ a b c d e Nashville, Tennessee: A Photographic Portrait, Twin Lights Publishers, 2010, p. 37 [2]
  7. ^ a b E. D. Thompson, Nashville Nostalgia, Westview Publishing Co., Inc., 2003, p. 45 [3]
  8. ^ Google Books