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

Highland View

1828-1927

 
 
Highland View 1828-1927 image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, November 13, 2020
1. Highland View 1828-1927
Inscription.  For 100 years, the "Cator-McClanahan" plantation was the focal point of life for the inhabitants of this area. The land was developed by Levin Cator in 1823 and became known as "Highland View". It was later inherited by his son Moses in 1848. Near this marker stood the Cator Mansion, built by Moses in 1862 and destroyed by a chimney fire in 1913. Moses developed the inherited farm into a self-sustaining southern plantation. The plantation was ravaged by troops during the Civil War but not destroyed. Moses restored the property soon after the end of hostilities. In 1882, Moses' only surviving child--Ophelia—-married William McClanahan; and they were given control of the plantation. Economic pressures in the 1920’s and early 1930's brought a slow end to the plantation and its way of life.
 
Erected by Highland View Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 36° 1.073′ N, 86° 50.847′ W. Marker is
Highland View 1828-1927 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, November 13, 2020
2. Highland View 1828-1927 Marker
in Brentwood, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Highland Road just west of Muray Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood TN 37027, 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. Beechville (approx. 1.9 miles away); Johnson Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Harpeth Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Midway Plantation Slave Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Samuel Claybrook Locke (approx. 2.2 miles away); Montpier (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Stone Box Indian Site (approx. 2.4 miles away); Grassland Community (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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