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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Those Places Thursday: Gower Road, Nashville, Tennessee

Gower Road is located in Nashville, Tennessee, between River Road and Old Charlotte Pike.

My 5th-great-grandfather William Gower's property was on this road. He was a Methodist preacher, and his church, Gower's Chapel, was across from his home. In 1885, a new church, Centenary United Methodist Church, was constructed on the property.

Centenary United Methodist Church

Gower Cemetery is located on the hillside below the church. William and other members of his family are buried there. Unfortunately, the cemetery is very overgrown.

Gower Cemetery area


  1. a small group of Williams descendants are working on cleaning the cemetery and placing a historical marker.

  2. A group of Gower cousins have raised money and restored the Gower Cemetery behind the Centenary United Methodist Church. Graves have been marked and new fencing installed. The historical marker will be dedicated on April 16, 2019.