Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
A Final Place of Rest
The only marked graves in the African American section are those of Mariah and Bolen Reddick’s twin sons, who were stillborn in 1877. Mariah Reddick had once been a McGavock slave. She lived until 1922 and is buried next to her husband at Toussaint L’Ouverture Cemetery in downtown Franklin.
Formal family cemeteries such as this were far from typical. Most people in the 18th and 19th centuries, whatever their race or background, were buried in crude graves with wooden markers and thus were lost to time.
Today this cemetery is a place of rest, but it is also a place for the living to remember. While those buried here are largely
Erected by Battle of Franklin Trust.
Location. 35° 54.267′ N, 86° 51.578′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Eastern Flank Circle 0.4 miles south of Lewisburg Pike (Business U.S. 431), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1345 Eastern Flank Cir, 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. McGavock Family Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); McGavock Confederate Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Maj. Gen. William W. Loring's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Franklin, Eastern Flank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Franklin, Eastern Flank (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Franklin, Eastern Flank (about 300 feet away); The Final Campaign 1864 (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Franklin (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Categories. African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 26, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.