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

Rest Haven Cemetery

 
 
Rest Haven Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 22, 2019
1. Rest Haven Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  In 1855, eminent Franklin lawyer John Marshall gave a seven-acre lot for a new cemetery to be located immediately west of the City Cemetery. Early Methodist minister Thomas L. Douglass and numerous Confederate soldiers are buried here. Among the latter is Capt. “Tod” Carter, who was mortally wounded during the Battle of Franklin. Also interred here are post-Civil War Franklin leaders John B. McEwen and Dr. Daniel B. Cliffe. McEwan was an entrepreneur, lawyer, and owner of Fernvale Springs. Dr. Cliffe was a respected physician, Confederate surgeon, and president of the Nashville and Decatur Railroad. He is buried with family members including his daughter Belle, and her husband, Gen. James P. Brownlow, U.S.A.
 
Erected 1996 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 55.701′ N, 86° 52.387′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on 4th Avenue North north of North Margin Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Rest Haven Cemetery & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 22, 2019
2. Rest Haven Cemetery & Marker
of this marker. Unknown Civil War Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); City Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maury-Darby Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Franklin Downtown Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nashville-Franklin Interurban (approx. 0.3 miles away); 320 Main Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); 430 Main Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); 432-438 Main Street (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Regarding Rest Haven Cemetery. The cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Also see . . .  Rest Haven Cemetery at Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on October 21, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Captain Tod Carter gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 22, 2019
3. Captain Tod Carter gravesite
Gen. James P. Brownlow Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 22, 2019
4. Gen. James P. Brownlow Family Plot
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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