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Dr Preston Taylor

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Dr Preston Taylor

Bussiness man,one of Nashville's early black millionaires. A former slave who fought for the Union in the United States Colored Infantry during the Civil War. In 1887, Taylor purchased thirty-seven acres of land at Elm Hill Pike and Spence Lane in 1888, he established Nashville's second oldest cemetery for blacks. He was a minister and undertaker, one of three pioneers who founded Citizens' Bank. He was also the developer of Greenwood Park ,the annual State Colored Fair was held there, it was an amusement park for blacks at a time when African Americans were not permitted in public parks. Preston Taylor YMCA, Preston Taylor Homes,and Preston Taylor Ministries are all named in Honor of him.


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  • Created by: Graveaddiction
  • Added: 6 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21382260
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Preston Taylor (7 Nov 1849–13 Apr 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21382260, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Graveaddiction (contributor 46528400) .