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

Mount Carmel/Duplex

 
 
Mount Carmel/Duplex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
1. Mount Carmel/Duplex Marker
Inscription.  In 1827 Allen Bugg deeded 3½ acres of the “old campgrounds” to W.W. Bond, T.E. Kirkpatrick, Clement Wall and Newton Wall, trustees of Mt. Carmel Church, the first Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the county. The building, burned by Union soldiers, was rebuilt after the Civil War only to be so damaged by a 1913 storm that it was torn down and the present church erected. Mt. Carmel school, next to the church, closed in 1951. The Lewisburg Tollgate was located a few yards to the north. The community adopted it's present name, Duplex, in honor of John Lee's famous pacer, which set a world's record for the mile. Early area families were Crutcher, Lee, McCord, Oden, Padgett, Short, Stephens, Thompson, and Warren.
 
Erected 1998 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsChurches & ReligionWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 45.106′ N, 86° 50.181′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on
Mount Carmel/Duplex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
2. Mount Carmel/Duplex Marker
Lewisburg Pike (U.S. 431) north of Bethesda-Duplex Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2300 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethesda (approx. 2.3 miles away); New Hope Presbyterian Church (approx. 3 miles away); Forrest & Wilson (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cross Keys (approx. 4.1 miles away); Star Pointer (approx. 4.8 miles away); Hood and Schofield (approx. 4.8 miles away); Moses Steele Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Sam and Kirk McGee (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Mount Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
3. Mount Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church
 
 
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 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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