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The Hermitage (Nashville, Tennessee)

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The Hermitage is a historical museum located in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, 10 miles (16 km) east of downtown Nashville. The 1,000-acre (400 ha)+ site was owned by Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, from 1804 until his death at the Hermitage in 1845. It also serves as his final resting place.[3] Jackson lived at the property intermittently until he retired from public life in 1837.

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The Hermitage
Front of the mansion in 2007
Interactive map showing Hermitage’s location
Location4580 Rachel's Ln
Hermitage, TN 37076
Coordinates36°12′53.9″N 86°36′46.7″W
Area1,120 acres (450 ha)[1]
Built1835 (current form)
ArchitectJoseph Reiff and William C. Hume
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference No.66000722
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1966
Designated NHLDecember 19, 1960[2]

Enslaved men, women, and children, numbering nine at the plantation's purchase in 1804[4] and 110 at Jackson's death,[5] worked at the Hermitage and were principally involved in growing cotton, its major cash crop. It is a National Historic Landmark.