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Mount Pleasant in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rattle and Snap Plantation

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2009
1. Rattle and Snap Plantation Marker
Inscription. Designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of Interior in 1971. Rattle and Snap was built between 1842 and 1845 by George W. Polk and his wife. Sallie Hilliard. Restored to its original character and furnished with period antiques, many from area Polk homes, the grand mansion is among the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in America. The name derives from a game of chance popular in Colonial America.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 74.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 35° 34.004′ N, 87° 9.473′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is on 1522 N Main St. Click for map. In front of home along side of road. Marker is in this post office area: Pulaski TN 38478, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Delaying Forrest (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. John's (approx. 1.2 miles away); Forrest and Capron (approx. 1.2 miles
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By Brandon Fletcher, October 14, 2011
2. Rattle and Snap Plantation
away); Sam Watkins (approx. 2.3 miles away); Zion (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Bigby Greys (approx. 3.6 miles away); Frierson Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Rattle and Snap Plantation. Rattle and Snap on a hilltop 7 miles west of Columbia, Tennessee on State Hwy. 243 in Maury County, is a fine example of the lavish scale on which many Southern homes were built between 1845-1860. (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsNotable Places
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, October 14, 2011
3. Rattle and Snap Plantation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,189 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   2, 3. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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