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

Hughes Mill Park

Est. 2012

 
 
Hughes Mill Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 23, 2022
1. Hughes Mill Park Marker
Inscription.  Hughes Mill Park is dedicated to the memory of the Martin and Hughes families. After serving on Andrew Jackson's staff in the War of 1812, Colonel "Buck" Martin returned to his middle Tennessee home, called "Rural Plains," which stood on the Town Center portion of what is now called Berry Farms. Colonel Martin convinced his sister Sally Hughes, and her husband, John, to leave Virginia to make a home for themselves on the property as well. The Hughes family built a Federal style brick home at Berry Farms in 1830, and the dining room, which overlooked Five Mile Creek, was said to be the perfect picture of pastoral serenity and beauty. The Hughes family also built a mill at Berry Farms near the confluence of Five Mile Creek and the Harpeth River. The mill, built of wood, was said to have burned down during the Civil War, sometime between 1861-1865. Much of the surrounding land bore witness to the Civil War firsthand. At least three Civil War skirmishes were fought on the Berry Farms property.
 
Erected 2012 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
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Location. 35° 51.823′ N, 86° 50.683′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Rural Plains Circle, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1003 Rural Plains Cir, Franklin TN 37064, 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. Franklin High School Gymnasium Windows (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forrest’s Recapture of Freeman’s Cannons (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin Noon Rotary Rodeo (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tyler Berry (approx. one mile away); Halfacre Reams Fleming Family Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Historic Shooting Range (approx. 1˝ miles away); Robert Hodge House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Edward Swanson (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Hughes Mill Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 23, 2022
2. Hughes Mill Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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