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Simply Saluting: Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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Pictured, from left, is CedarStone President and Andrew Jackson FoundationTrustee Bob McDonald, Andrew Jackson Foundation President and CEO Howard J. Kittell and CedarStone Relationship Manager and former Andrew Jackson Foundation Trustee Willie McDonald.

Each month CedarStone Bank "simply salutes" an influential leader in Middle Tennessee. This month the bank is proud to recognize Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage is a historical plantation, museum, and garden located in Davidson County, 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. The plantation was owned by Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, from 1804 until his death at the Hermitage in 1845.

The original structure of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage mansion was a brick, Federal-style house constructed between 1819 and 1821 by skilled carpenters and masons from the local area.

Though this design was typical of plantation dwellings for aspiring gentlemen farmers in the Upper South, it was already beginning to lose favor in more fashionable Eastern areas.

Today, the site covers 1,120 acres, which includes the original 1,050-acre tract of Jackson's plantation. It is overseen and managed by The Andrew Jackson Foundation, formerly called the Ladies' Hermitage Association. Howard J. Kittell, who has a long and distinguished career in historic preservation, has served as President and CEO of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and the Andrew Jackson Foundation since 2008.

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage is your local treasure; a house so unique it has been named a National Historic Landmark. It is a beautiful place near home to stroll under the shade of its leafy trees, view collections and exhibitions that bring the past to life, and attend many educational programs and events. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage is a special resource that helps define our idea of who we are as Middle Tennesseans.

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