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Abram Maury

 
 
Abram Maury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hitt, December 17, 2011
1. Abram Maury Marker
Inscription. Abram Maury (1766-1825) came to this area from Virginia in 1797 to settle on 640 acres he purchased from Major Anthony Sharpe. In 1798, he reserved a square-shaped area of 109 acres for a town he intended to name Marthasville for his wife. Instead, the town was named Franklin in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Maury, who was a prosperous planter, surveyor and state senator, donated lands for a public square, streets, and a Methodist Church. His log home, Treelawn, stood a short distance north. The nearby family cemetery, where he and Martha are buried, remains inside Founders Pointe.
 
Erected 1994 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 55.792′ N, 86° 53.748′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Founders Pointe Boulevard and New Highway 96 (State Route 96), on the right when traveling north on Founders Pointe Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin TN 37064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Natchez Street Community (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hincheyville (approx. 1.4 miles away); Franklin Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Abram Maury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hitt, December 17, 2011
2. Abram Maury Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Franklin Special School District (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Williamson County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Field Hospitals (approx. 1.4 miles away); Chickasaw Treaty Council (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Maury Cemetery referred to on marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hitt, December 17, 2011
3. Maury Cemetery referred to on marker
Rutherford Lane
 
 
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