People

 

Over time, Belle Meade Plantation has been home to many cultures and peoples.Throughout its’ 200 year history, the estate has physically transformed through years of growth, prosperity, demise and salvation.

 

Harding & Jackson Families

Belle Meade Plantation’s owners and managers from the early 19th century to the early 20th century.

African-Americans

The slaves of Belle Meade Plantation that are responsible for the construction and profitability of the plantation for nearly a century.

Later Inhabitants

After the death of General Harding in 1903, the Belle Meade Plantation was divided and large portions were sold off.


 

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