Nashville City Directory

1958 City Directory Nashville Homer Harris.jpg

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Nashville City Directory

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City Directory


World War, 1939-1945
Korean War, 1950-1953



A page from the 1958 City Directory for Nashville, Tennessee. The public record served to provide an alphabetical list of citizens by head of household, their address, and relevant occupational information. A spouse’s name is listed next to the head of household. Death dates of those who have been previously listed in the directory, names of employers, and information about migration to other towns are also included.

A notable individual listed is Homer Duke Davis. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 30, 1928, David enlisted in the United States Army in April 1946 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and was assigned to the Panama Canal Department. He was released in October 1947. He reenlisted in August 1950, and served until 1955, when he returned to Nashville and worked as a salesman. He married Joan V. Fairhall in 1953, in Surrey, England. They had at least two children. Harris died on December 18, 1996, and is buried in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Digital reproduction of original city directory.

Date Created

ca. 1958




1.69 MB


1 page city directory






Nashville, Tennessee

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History Teacher


Originally created and published by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville.

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Ortiz, Samuel
Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.


Metropolitan Government of Nashville, “Nashville City Directory,” RICHES, accessed May 28, 2024,