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

Forest Home

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
1. Forest Home Marker
Inscription.  This community, which appeared on a early twentieth century map spelled "Forrest Home," is thought to have been named for Gen. Nathan B. Forrest, C.S.A., who found it a safe haven after his raid on Brentwood in March, 1863. Forest Home is near the center of what once were vast Perkins family plantations which included Hillside, Meeting of the Waters, Montpier, River Grange, Two Rivers, and Walnut Hill. For many years, two general stores faced each other at this intersection. McPherson's store was the voting place for the 6th District. The nearby Perkins School for black children and Forest Home School for white children were closed by 1949. The Forest Home Church of Christ was organized in 1950.
 
Erected 1997 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 58.555′ N, 86° 55.622′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Hillsboro Road (Tennessee
Forest Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
2. Forest Home Marker
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Route 46) and Old Natchez Trace, on the right when traveling north on Old Hillsboro Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin TN 37069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Natchez Trace Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Natchez Trace / Old Town Historic Daffodil Project (approx. ¼ mile away); Montpier (approx. half a mile away); Meeting of the Waters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Berry’s Chapel Church of Christ (approx. 2.2 miles away); Berry’s Chapel Stone Wall / Berry's Chapel Community (approx. 2.2 miles away); Leigh-Morgan Property at Grassland (approx. 2.7 miles away); Glass Mounds Archaeological Site (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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