Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Grave of Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun (1940-1965)
— Harlinsdale Farm, Franklin, TN —
Bought in 1944 for $4,400, the horse they said was powerful as the sun and black as midnight proved to be Harlinsdale's main claim to fame. The black stallion was not only a two-time World Champion at the Walking Horse Celebration, he also sired about two thousand colts.
His lineage can be traced to all World Champions but four from 1949 to 1999. In his later years, he was often seen around the farm with his handler "Red" Laws who affectionately called him "Ole Pap." The "Walking Horse of the Century" died in 1965 of colic and was laid to rest here near the barn where he trained.
This walk was created by Girl Scout Sophia Saliby from Troop 2701 for her Gold Award Project.
Erected by Historic Franklin Tennessee. (Marker Number 3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 35° 56.189′ N, 86° 51.881′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Franklin Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 239 Franklin Rd, 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. Retreat from Nashville (here, next to this marker); The Main Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of Harlinsdale Farms (within shouting distance of this marker); The Working Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jasmine Grove / Myles Manor Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Allen Manufacturing Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Truett House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rusty Mechanism (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Also see . . .
1. Tennessee Walking Horse Midnight Sun. Memorial page with photos, history, video, etc. (Submitted on June 5, 2020.)
2. Midnight Sun (horse) Wikipedia page. (Submitted on June 5, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2020. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 147 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 5, 2020. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.