Tennessee State Capitol

Capitol Hill, Nashville, Tennessee

Greek Revival Capitol on the Most Commanding Hill in Nashville


State Capitol

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lester Jones, Photographer August 19, 1940 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress


Street View 


The Tennessee State Capitol is owned and occupied by the State of Tennessee, possession was taken by the State Legislature on October 7th 1843. The Legislature accepted from the citizens of Nashville the building site known as Campbell's Hill. This property was purchased from G.W. Campbell for $30,000 and as a result of this gift the building site was moved from Kingston, Tennessee to Nashville. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS TN-51)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 8, 1970
Reference number
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Current function
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1845; 1854; 1865

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2020: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • June 3, 2017: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos
  • November 19, 2010: New Street View added by Mike Page