Welcome to Salemtown, a Nashville neighborhood just north of the Capitol Hill and Germantown!
We are a community of approximately 400 people in 12 square blocks in North Nashville. Sloping uphill from Germantown, Salemtown is bounded by the Cumberland River, Rosa Parks Boulevard, Jefferson Street, and the I-65 crossings. Its many advantages include highly walkable proximity to Downtown Nashville, as well as quick access to Metro Center, the freeway crossings, the Farmers Market, the greenway, and Germantown's restaurants and amenities. Metro's long-term strategic plan calls for the area to evolve as an arts neighborhood.
The name "Salem" means "peaceful and complete" in both Hebrew and Arabic, and so is often associated with churches. The cornerstone of Salemtown's Salem A.M.E. Church was laid in 1867, and the Methodist Church helped settle the area when settlement house workers moved here to support workers for nearby Werthan Mills. Although not an official historic district, Salemtown is proud of its history, particularly the role of the Fehr School in Nashville's civil rights movement. The nearby Morgan Park Community Center is one of several other official historic sites in the area.
Founded in 2005, SNNA has enjoyed great success in addressing safety issues and starting streetscape improvements. This new year we will take things to the next level, as newcomers join with long-time residents to further demonstrate our pride of place. Most of us will tell you that the best of Salemtown is its people,and the synergy that comes from good will and good times together. Come join us! There'll be cake.
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NORTH CAPITOL NEIGHBORS:
Buena Vista Historic District