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Spring Hill in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rippavilla Plantation

 
 
Rippavilla Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
1. Rippavilla Plantation Marker
Inscription. In 1811, the Cheairs family settled at this site. Nathaniel and Susan McKissack Cheairs began construction of this home, Rippavilla, in 1851. Cheairs raised two companies for the Confederate Army in 1861. In February of 1862, Maj. Cheairs carried Gen. Grant's "unconditional surrender" demand to Gen. Buckner at Fort Donelson. Gen. Hood's command had a rancorous breakfast at Rippavilla the morning of the Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864. The Saturn Corporation, the United Auto Workers, and the Maury County Government restored the home in 1997.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 3D 72.)
 
Location. 35° 43.967′ N, 86° 57.285′ W. Marker is in Spring Hill, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 31) and Northfield Lane, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5700 Main Street, Spring Hill TN 37174, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schofield's Retreat (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Movements After Sunset (about 500 feet away); The Battle of Spring Hill
Rippavilla Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
2. Rippavilla Plantation Marker
(about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Spring Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Billy Direct (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cleburne's Pursuit (approx. 1.4 miles away); Confederate Deployment (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spring Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Rippavilla Plantation. (Submitted on July 5, 2014.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Rippavilla Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
3. Rippavilla Plantation
Rippavilla Plantation Residence image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
4. Rippavilla Plantation Residence
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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