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

Franklin Railroad Depot

 
 
Franklin Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 21, 2019
1. Franklin Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.  In 1853, John S, Claybrook, a Williamson County railroad visionary, led a group of about 30 local citizens to provide the initial $20,000 capital for building the Tennessee & Alabama Railroad. The City of Franklin followed with $20,000. Once the company had graded and prepared 20 miles of roadbed from Nashville with stone and cross ties, the State of Tennessee paid for the English-made iron rails by issuing 6% long-term bonds at the rate of $10,000 per mile. On March 6, 1855, the first train of the T&A Railroad Co. pulled into this depot site. The second railroad constructed in the state, it was soon completed to Thompson’s Station, Columbia, Pulaski, and finally, Decatur, AL.

Courtesy of Calvin and Marylyn Lehew
Williamson County Historical Society 2007

 
Erected 2007 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 55.354′ N, 86° 51.889′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on South Margin Street just east of 2nd Avenue South,
Franklin Railroad Depot Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 21, 2019
2. Franklin Railroad Depot Marker site
on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 South Margin Street, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Granger (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Granger (about 700 feet away); Lot 60 at the Corner of Cameron & Church Street / "Bucket of Blood" Neighborhood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ewen Cameron (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin Cotton Factory and Foundry / Lillie Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. ¼ mile away); Original St. Philip Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away); John H. Eaton (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Franklin Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 21, 2019
3. Franklin Railroad Depot
The original structure, built 1858.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on November 4, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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