Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The land on which this handsome brick house stands was the eastern part of Revolutionary soldier Daniel Hill's original tract of 320 acres purchased in 1801. In 1854 John Ewing and Sara Buchanan Hill built their house in the Greek Revival style and named it “Garden Hill.” The Hills sold their new home in 1858 to John C. and Joanna Crockett Seward and then moved to Humbolt, TN. On the main facade is an original two-story pedimented portico with square Doric columns and square baluster railings. The house's interior contains an original curved staircase and architrave molding indicative of the prosperity of the builder. There was once a log kitchen in yard as well as a winter kitchen in the basement. The house left the Seward family in 1935 and today retains 20 acres. This historic property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
Erected 2003 by Williamson County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 35° 55.664′ N, 86° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin TN 37067, 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. Cistern and Root Cellar (approx. 1.4 miles away); Spring House (approx. 1˝ miles away); Trinity Church (approx. 2 miles away); Carothers Family (approx. 2 miles away); McConnico Meeting House (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Boiling Spring Site (approx. 2.7 miles away); Boiling Spring Academy (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mallory Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Also see . . . Asset Detail | John Seward House (PDF). National Register of Historic Places registration and photographs. (Submitted on February 6, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.