Near Shelbyville in Bedford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Farrar Home Place
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Erected by United States Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Architecture • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 35° 21.627′ N, 86° 23.412′ W. Marker is near Shelbyville, Tennessee, in Bedford County. Marker is on Ike Farrar Road 0.1 miles north of Glendale Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 170 Ike Farrar Rpad, Shelbyville TN 37160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crockett Homestead (approx. 3.3 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Lynchburg (approx. 5˝ miles away); Moore County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5˝ miles away); Moore County Confederate Memorial (approx. 5˝ miles away); Moore County CourthouseThe Jack Daniel Distillery (approx. 5˝ miles away); Moore County (approx. 5˝ miles away).
Regarding Farrar Home Place. From the National Register of Historic Places registration:
The Farrar Homeplace was built circa 1848 by James Franklin Farrar … The Farrar Homeplace has an interesting oral history. Oral tradition states that James Franklin, born in 1819, was wounded during the Civil War at the Battle of Bull Run. His wife, Sarah Jane (his second wife - Rebecca his first wife died in 1847), took three horses and traveled to Bowling Green to bring him home. While recuperating at home, Union soldiers reportedly came to the house and drank the laudanum intended for James Franklin, thinking it was whiskey. Five of the Federal troops who drank the laudanum died. James Farrar was accused of murdering them and a detail was sent to arrest him. Family tradition tells that to prevent from being captured, Farrar hid away in a space above and behind the rear ell's double fireplace. The story is that he spent several weeks there in hiding before it was safe to come out.
Also see . . . Farrar Homeplace (PDF). National Register of Historic Places registration. (Submitted on May 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.