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

Willow Plunge

 
 
Willow Plunge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 25, 2013
1. Willow Plunge Marker
Inscription. Opened in 1924, this was the largest outdoor concrete swimming pool in the South. Willow Plunge was owned, and for many years operated, by the Claiborne Kinnard family. Water was piped 1,023 feet from a spring to the willow-shaded double pool which measured 75 x 150 feet and had a capacity of 750,000 gallons. The water was treated by the latest scientific methods of purification and was pure enough to be used for drinking. In 1932 Willow Plunge was named one of the six best equipped pools in the United States. Additional features included a tennis court, 9-hole golf course, miniature golf course, football field, aviation field and lake. Willow Plunge closed in 1967
 
Erected 2001 by Franklin Rotary Club at Breakfast-Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 54.783′ N, 86° 51.8′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Carnton Lane and Lewisburg Pike (U.S. 431) on Carnton Lane. 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. Attack on the Union Left (approx. 0.2 miles away); Attack On The Union Left / Lot No. 1 in the Plan of Carnton
Willow Plunge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 25, 2013
2. Willow Plunge Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Carter Gin House (approx. half a mile away); Carter's Cotton Gin (approx. half a mile away); The Cotton Gin Assault (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carnton Plantation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tennessee Association, (approx. 0.6 miles away); McGavock Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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