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

Beasley Town

 
 
Beasley Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
1. Beasley Town Marker
Inscription.  In 1899, W.J. Beasley and family came from Lick Creek to Franklin to establish a home and lumber mill. By 1920, Beasley was paying taxes on his home, sawmill and 24 rental houses valued at over $10,000 in total. Originally, the rental homes were built to provide housing for the mill hands and their families. After the mill closed, “Beasley Town” became an integrated community with low-rental housing for blue-collar workers and domestic servants. Families living along Carter and Granbury Streets were Langley, Peyton, Scales, Fitts, Beard, Hood, McCullough, Spencer, Robinson, Turner, Dixon, Refugee, and Williams. Pokey Morton maintained a store on Carter Street.

In memory of Ruby Hammox Langley

 
Erected 2005 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 54.911′ N, 86° 52.51′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Granbury Street and Columbia Avenue (Business U.S. 31), on the left when traveling west on Granbury
Beasley Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 17, 2019
2. Beasley Town Marker
Williamson County Public Library in the background.
Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 Housing Authority (FHA) (within shouting distance of this marker); Epic Struggle in the Carter Garden (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cotton Gin Assault (was about 600 feet away but has been reported missing. ); The Carter Farm (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Carter Farm (about 600 feet away); Main Entrenchment Federal Battle Line (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Carter Farm (about 600 feet away); Battle Ground Academy (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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