“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Fort Granger Federal Garrison

Fort Granger Federal Garrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2007
1. Fort Granger Federal Garrison Marker
Inscription. The Federal Garrison at Franklin centered on the earthworks fortification on Figuers’ Bluff. Detached works included Gen Granger’s headquarters at a smaller works some 700 yards east at Ralston Lane, gun emplacement on Liberty Pike east of Ralston lane, Roper’s Knob observation post, small earthern fort near the Harpeth River west of the railroad, and gun emplacement on Franklin Pike across from present-day Harlinsdale farm. By April 1863, 7,922 Federal troops were stationed at Fort Granger including 2728 cavalry. Campsites, drill fields, sentry posts, stables, and storage facilities occupied the area from Murfreesboro Pike to fields west of Franklin Pike. Warehouses and corrals along with guard posts were situated near the well-guarded railroad, the site of present-day Jamison Station.
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Erected by Williamson County Historical Society.
Location. 35° 55.778′ N, 86° 51.515′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Jamison Station Lane and Old Liberty Pike, on the right when traveling north on Jamison Station Lane. Touch for map. Near the Nashville & Decatur RR underpass between Old Liberty Pike and Eddy Court. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin TN 37064, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Retreat Action at Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Allen Manufacturing Company (approx. ¼ mile away); John Price Buchanan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Riverview (approx. 0.4 miles away); Franklin Cotton Factory and Foundry / Lillie Mills (approx. half a mile away); Old Factory Store (approx. half a mile away); Original St. Philip Catholic Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); John H. Eaton (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 23, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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