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

The Rainey House

 
 
The Rainey House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 19, 2022
1. The Rainey House Marker
Inscription.  
Built in 1839
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 35° 55.429′ N, 86° 51.871′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue South and South Margin Street, on the right when traveling south on 1st Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 345 1st Ave S, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin Railroad Depot (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin Cotton Factory and Foundry / Lillie Mills (about 700 feet away); Lot 60 at the Corner of Cameron & Church Street / "Bucket of Blood" Neighborhood (about 700 feet away); Ewen Cameron (approx. 0.2 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Franklin Masonic Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Granger
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Granger (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Regarding The Rainey House. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
Robert Rainey bought lot #16 of the Franklin town plan in 1835 and built this house in 1839. Robert and his wife Martha lived here for fifty years. They died within one hour of each other in 1889. During the fifty years that they occupied the house, the urban history of Franklin was made. Rainey made his contribution to that history as a mechanic, a builder of wheat fans and other mechanical contraptions. As he grew older, the life of a merchant suited him better. …

 
Also see . . .  Rainey House (PDF). National Register nomination for the house, which was listed in 1970. (National Archives) (Submitted on June 19, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
The Rainey House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 19, 2022
2. The Rainey House Marker
Marker is on the door.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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