Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The McGavock Garden
The cultivation of the garden must have been especially important to John and Carrie McGavock. This is evident in his will in which he state, “I also will and bequeath to my wife the exclusive possession and control of my residence, yard and garden…”
Under the guidance of leading historians of mid-nineteenth century gardening, the McGavock garden was reconstructed in the mid-1900s using plant material available in Middle Tennessee prior to 1869.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 35° 54.238′ N, 86° 51.516′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Eastern Flank Circle, 0.4 miles east of Canton Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, 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. Civil War Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Civil War Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Gen. William W. Loring's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); McGavock Family Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnton (about 300 feet away); Hood's Retreat (about 400 feet away); The Final Campaign 1864 (about 400 feet away); The Battle of Franklin (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.