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Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle Ground Academy

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, December 27, 2012
1. Battle Ground Academy Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1889 as Battle Ground Academy, named for its location where the Battle of Franklin occurred in 1864, and dedicated in an address by Confederate General William B. Bate, later governor and U.S. Senator, this boys' preparatory school was located on Columbia Avenue across from the Carter House. The school was popularly called the Wall and Mooney School and the Peoples School for its early headmasters. After being destroyed by fire in 1902, it was moved to its present site.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 49.)
 
Location. 35° 54.824′ N, 86° 52.436′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Avenue (U.S. 31) and Everbright Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Columbia Avenue. 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 walking distance of this marker. The Cotton Gin Assault (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carter Gin House (about 700 feet away); Carter's Cotton Gin (about 700 feet away); Carter House (approx. mile away); Opdycke's Bridgade
Battle Ground Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 27, 2012
2. Battle Ground Academy Marker
(approx. mile away); Federal Forward Line (approx. mile away); Epicenter of the Battle of Franklin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lotz House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
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By Sandra Hughes, December 27, 2012
3. Middle College High School
Battle Ground Academy image. Click for full size.
circa 1925
4. Battle Ground Academy
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   4. submitted on . • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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