Trenton in Gibson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Female Collegiate Institute
Julius Freed, a German-Jewish merchant who moved to Trenton after the war, constructed this house in the institute site, helped the town recover. Freed served in the 15th Tennessee Infantry of the Army of the Tennessee and was wounded in the battles at Perryville and Chickamauga and during the Atlanta campaign. Captured during Hood’s attack on Nashville in December 1864, Freed became a prisoner of war until his release in May 1865. Although he had been in business in Memphis and Jackson before the conflict, Freed settled in Trenton and established a dry-goods store in partnership with another Jewish merchant, Julius Ebert. In 1871, Freed married Henrietta Cohn and constructed this Italianate-style house. Their sons became important local bankers and politicians, and the family made many civic contributions, including a fountain
(lower left) Advertisement for J. Freed Clothing store Courtesy Fred M. Culp
(upper center) Julius Freed Courtesy Tennessee State Library & Archives
(upper right) J. Freed and Son Clothing store - Courtesy Fred M. Culp
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 58.833′ N, 88° 56.329′ W. Marker is in Trenton, Tennessee, in Gibson County. Marker is on East Eaton Street (Tennessee Route 104) west of South Lexington Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton TN 38382, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fighting for Trenton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gibson County Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gibson County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Crockett Fighting for Trenton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forrest at Trenton (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Fighting for Trenton (approx. 0.8 miles away); C.S.A. Camp Trenton (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
Categories. • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil • Women •
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