Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 35° 55.726′ N, 86° 51.879′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Franklin Road (Business U.S. 31) 0.1 miles south of Lancaster Drive/Old Liberty Pike, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Franklin Rd, 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. Riverview (within shouting distance of this marker); John Price Buchanan (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Harpeth River Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Williamson County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Factory Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Williamson County Jails / The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County Franklin Cotton Factory and Foundry / Lillie Mills (approx. ¼ mile away); The Truett House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Regarding Cox House. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
The Cox House at Harpeth Academy was built in 1891 for Nicholas Nichol[s] Cox. …
Cox's political career began when he was a presidential elector on the Democratic tickets of Breckinridge and Lane in 1860 and of Greely and Brown in 1872. He was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1901). Declining to be a candidate for renomination in 1900, he resumed the practice of law and engaged in banking in Franklin.
It was in 1891, when Cox was elected to Congress, that he built this home which the Harpeth Academy now occupies. …
Also see . . . Cox House (PDF). National Register nomination for the house, which was listed in 1980. (National Archives) (Submitted on July 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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