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

McGavock Confederate Cemetery

 
 
McGavock Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone
1. McGavock Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In the spring of 1866, Col. John McGavock, seeing the deteriorating condition of the Confederate graves on the Franklin battlefield, set aside 2 acres of Carnton Plantation as the nation's largest private Confederate cemetery. The dead were reinterred here in order by states. In 1890, the wooden markers, which were inscribed with the names of the men, their companies and regiments, when known, were replaced with stone markers. Burial records were preserved by Col. McGavock's wife, the former Carrie Winder. She and her husband maintained the cemetery for the balance of their lives.
 
Erected 1994 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 54.272′ N, 86° 51.592′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Eastern Flank Circle 0.4 miles south of Lewisburg Pike (Tennessee Route 106), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McGavock Family Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named McGavock Confederate Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named McGavock Confederate Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Confederate Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Carnton Plantation (about 600 feet away); Tennessee Association, (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Carnton Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Willow Plunge (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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