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

Boston

 
 
Boston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
1. Boston Marker
Inscription.  

In 1801, Revolutionary soldier William Sparkman settled on 320 acres on the headwaters of Leiper's Fork near the Duck River Ridge. In time, the Beasley, Davis, Marlin, Robinson, Skelley, Sudberry and Walls families became his neighbors. Later, the Carlisle, Denton, Hargrove, Haskell, King, McKee, Mealer, Shaw, Warf, and Wilkes families moved to the community, which took the name Boston. Boston Church of Christ, built in 1854 on land donated by Elder Seth Sparkman, became a leading force in the Restoration Movement. Boston School, established in 1858, remained until 1956. From 1850 to 1936, Boston had a post office.
 
Erected 1996 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee – Williamson County Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 35° 50.481′ N, 87° 2.253′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker
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is on Leipers Creek Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5575 Leipers Creek Road, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S.D. 1812 (approx. 1˝ miles away); Duck River Ridge Smarden and Mobley's Cut / Duck River Ridge and The Treaties of Hopewell (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tennessee Valley Divide (approx. 1.8 miles away); Garrison (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bending Chestnut (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dr. George B. Hunter Farm / Along Leiper's Fork (approx. 3.2 miles away); Richard "Dick" Poyner (approx. 3.4 miles away); Burwood (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Boston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
2. Boston Marker
Gravesite of William Sparkman image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
3. Gravesite of William Sparkman
Gravesite of Rosanna Sparkman image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
4. Gravesite of Rosanna Sparkman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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