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

Carter Gin House

 
 
Carter Gin House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, December 27, 2012
1. Carter Gin House Marker
Inscription.  The Carter cotton gin house, the scene of some of the bloodiest fighting of the Battle of Franklin, was located about 80 yards east of Columbia Pike. General Adams, Cleburne and Granbury were killed near here. The gin house, a weatherboarded, frame structure, was 36 feet square with massive 24” X 36” poplar sills to carry the weight of the heavy gin machinery. The sills rested on 8 -foot high stone pillars, thus providing headroom for horses, which powered the gin by walking in a circle pulling a boom pole. The Federals stripped the structure for materials to be used in the breastworks. About 20 yards in front of the gin were breastworks with deep outer ditches.
 
Erected 1995 by Save the Franklin Battlefield Inc. Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee – Williamson County Historical Society series list.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located
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near 35° 54.926′ N, 86° 52.355′ W. Marker was in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker was on Cleburne Street, on the right when traveling west. Across the street from the Cotton Gin Assault. Touch for map. Marker was 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 of this location. The Carter Farm (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Carter Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Carter Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Carter Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Carter Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Carter Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Carter Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Carter Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Carter Gin House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, December 27, 2012
2. Carter Gin House Marker
Carter Gin House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, December 27, 2012
3. Carter Gin House Marker
Carter Gin House Marker former site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, June 17, 2019
4. Carter Gin House Marker former site
The marker was probably removed during the relocation of the private residence across the street (2014), which property it stood on, and grounds' incorporation into the park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2013, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 783 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on March 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2013, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   4. submitted on July 28, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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