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Bald Hill-Loves Circle Overlook
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Bald Hill-Loves Circle Overlook

Left: View of downtown Nashville from Loves Circle Overlook. Darkened portion denotes the State Capitol. Foreground is Vanderbilt University campus.

Seeing It:
This is one of the better vantage points in Nashville. The hill is located off and south of West End Avenue, just east of the I-440 interchange. There is a tall radio tower on the hill. Streets leading to the overlook include 32nd Ave. South, Orleans Drive, and Acklen.

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Union vantage point in 1864:
This hill was part of the Federal defensive line around Nashville during the Civil War. It was an important position in the guarding of Harding Pike. From this position, the attack on the Confederate left began on Dec. 15, 1864 during the Battle of Nashville. The hill also was used by Union Gen. Thomas and Gen. Wood to observe the progress of the battle.