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

Bingham

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 31, 2021
1. Bingham Marker
Inscription.  Among the early landowners in this once-flourishing community on Old Hillsboro Road were members of the Boyd, Carter, Haley, Hughes, Poynor, Reynolds, Rodgers, Short and Stone families. Bingham boasted Boyd's Mill on the West Harpeth, a federally licensed distillery on Stillhouse Hollow Road, Lehew's saw mill, Hog Eye Church, Charley Gray's and McMillan's stores, Blankenship's blacksmith shop, Bingham School, and a post office from 1884 until 1907. The boyhood home of Matthew Fontaine Maury, Pathfinder of the Seas, was located one mile to the southeast. From 1843 until 1933, the County Poorhouse was located one mile west.
 
Erected 1997 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 55.525′ N, 86° 58.279′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Boyd Mill Pike and Old Hillsboro Road (Tennessee Route 46), on the right when traveling east on
Bingham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 31, 2021
2. Bingham Marker
Boyd Mill Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3351 Boyd Mill Pike, 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. William Irby Boyd Homestead ca. 1807 (approx. ¼ mile away); Boyd's Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Franklin-Hillsboro Turnpike / Franklin's Water Supply (approx. 2 miles away); Glass Mounds Archaeological Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); Leiper's Fork (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bank of Leiper's Fork / Hillsboro Methodist Church (approx. 2½ miles away); Leiper's Fork Church of Christ (approx. 2.6 miles away); Thomas Hart Benton (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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