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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Williamson County, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Williamson County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Williamson County, TN (395) Cheatham County, TN (16) Davidson County, TN (936) Dickson County, TN (36) Hickman County, TN (18) Marshall County, TN (32) Maury County, TN (123) Rutherford County, TN (225)  WilliamsonCounty(395) Williamson County (395)  CheathamCounty(16) Cheatham County (16)  DavidsonCounty(936) Davidson County (936)  DicksonCounty(36) Dickson County (36)  HickmanCounty(18) Hickman County (18)  MarshallCounty(32) Marshall County (32)  MauryCounty(123) Maury County (123)  RutherfordCounty(225) Rutherford County (225)
Franklin is the county seat for Williamson County
Adjacent to Williamson County, Tennessee
      Cheatham County (16)  
      Davidson County (936)  
      Dickson County (36)  
      Hickman County (18)  
      Marshall County (32)  
      Maury County (123)  
      Rutherford County (225)  
 
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1Tennessee (Williamson County), Arno — Owen Hill
Once a thriving community, Owen Hill was home to Peter, Richard. and Greenberry Owen, pioneer tobacconists, who came to Williamson County in 1817. Confederate surgeon Dr. Urban G. Owen began practicing medicine here in 1859. In 1850 this site, upon . . . Map (db m164908) HM
2Tennessee (Williamson County), Arrington — Arrington
The early settlement of “Petersburg” was granted a post office in 1858. At that time, the village’s name was changed to Arrington for the nearby creek. Among the early families were Buchanan, Couch, Crockett, Duff, King, Morris, . . . Map (db m112079) HM
3Tennessee (Williamson County), Arrington — 3D 59 — Daniel M. Robison1893-1970
Born 1/2 mile southwest, Dr. Robison spent his boyhood in this community. He taught at Battle Ground Academy, Memphis State College, and Vanderbilt University. While he was State Librarian and Archivist, a new library and archives building was . . . Map (db m165084) HM
4Tennessee (Williamson County), Arrington — Kings' Chapel
As early as 1804 Peter Cartwright, William McKendree, and Jacob Young were preaching the Methodist doctrine in southeastern Williamson County. In 1815 Kings' Chapel was constructed as an outgrowth of their campground meetings. In 1849, the . . . Map (db m166376) HM
5Tennessee (Williamson County), Arrington — Kings’ Chapel Cemetery / Major William Edmondson
Kings’ Chapel Cemetery This sacred burial ground of 48 poles by 100 poles was donated by Major William Edmondson to the trustees of Kings’ Chapel, as mentioned in a deed of 1843 between Robert and Thomas Edmondson to William King. Though the . . . Map (db m112080) HM
6Tennessee (Williamson County), Arrington — Kix Brooks — Tennessee Music Pathways —
Country music singer, songwriter, actor, film producer, television and radio host, and vintner, Kix Brooks came to prominence as one half of country music's most successful duo of all time, Brooks & Dunn. Leon Eric "Kix" Brooks III was born in . . . Map (db m178375) HM
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7Tennessee (Williamson County), Arrington — Ozburn Hollow
Robert Ozburn was born in 1755 in York County, PA, where his family settled after emigrating from Scotland. The family moved to Mecklenburg, NC, where he enlisted in the NC Militia and served in several companies during the Revolutionary War . . . Map (db m149869) HM
8Tennessee (Williamson County), Arrington — Triune
This village dates from about 1800 and was first called Hardeman Cross Roads. After 1849 it took the name of the Methodist Church and became known as Triune. Prior to the Civil War, Triune was a flourshing center of commerce and agriculture. Known . . . Map (db m32798) HM
9Tennessee (Williamson County), Arrington — Triune Cemetery
Buried here are the following 48 Confederate veterans who have been identified: J.S.C. Bain, T.M.Baker, I.J. Battle, Dr. T.J.Bennett, J.C. Bostick, M.H. Bostick, T.H.Caldwell, J.W. Carroll, Thomas Chambers, W.R. Cherry, Dr. J.G.Cook, W.W.Crockett, . . . Map (db m32813) HM
10Tennessee (Williamson County), Arrington — Triune United Methodist Church
The Triune United Methodist Church's origin goes back to King's Chapel, organized ca. 1815 a mile west. A brick building was built here in 1849 on the then-new highway. The Church was named Triune and the village, previously known as Hardeman Cross . . . Map (db m202650) HM
11Tennessee (Williamson County), Arrington — Wilson Creek Primitive Baptist Church
This church was organized on October 13, 1804 with forty-six members including fourteen African-Americans. Early families to worship here were Clayton, Davis, Fleming, Hill, Hyde, Jordon, McKnight, McFadden, and Pate. The site was donated by John D. . . . Map (db m112078) HM
12Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Alexander Smith House Twenty-Four Trees
This house was built on a 640 acre North Carolina land grant awarded in 1793 posthumously to Captain James Leiper for his bravery in defending settlers at Fort Nashboro. He was killed in the Battle of the Bluffs in 1781. He married Susannah Drake in . . . Map (db m165997) HM
13Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Andrew Crockett 1745-1821
Revolutionary War land grant Crockett's home “Forge Seat” across roadMap (db m152006) HM
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14Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Beechville
Samuel McCutchen, Charles Brown, and Samuel Edmiston settled here before 1800. Thomas W. Stockett, who built a mill on Little Harpeth River, came by 1802. Near the intersection of Beech Creek Road and the Nashville-Hillsboro Turnpike were various . . . Map (db m149816) HM
15Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Boiling Spring Academy
The City of Brentwood, the Brentwood Historic Commission and the community raised funds for its preservation and restoration. The project included replacing the roof, masonry repairs, restoring windows and doors, and resetting stone . . . Map (db m166003) HM
16Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Brentwood United Methodist Church
Founded in 1851, the Brentwood United Methodist Church was located on Frierson Street. The building was destroyed by a storm in 1884, and the church was moved to Church Street onto land donated by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh C. Moore. That building was . . . Map (db m146424) HM
17Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Cistern and Root Cellar
Innovation and Sustainability in the 1800's Ravenswood plantation had great examples of the latest in water harvesting and refrigeration during the 1800's. Cisterns and root cellars played very important roles in the day to day life on many . . . Map (db m166382)
18Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Cool Springs House
The two-story log part of this house was built ca. 1830's by James Carothers. His son, Dr. Robert Blake Carothers, added the frame addition in the 1870's. Originally located on Mallory Road, it was moved to this site by the City of Brentwood in 1993 . . . Map (db m149861) HM
19Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Cottonport
Cottonport stands on the site of Mayfield Station, a fort constructed as protection from Indian raids. Built on the site of an Indian town, the station was attacked by Indians in 1788. John Frost, later a captain in the War of 1812, came here from . . . Map (db m151478) HM
20Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — 3 A 4 — Davidson County / Williamson County
Davidson County Established 1783; named in honor of Brig. Gen. William Lee Davidson of North Carolina. Distinguished officer in the Revolutionary War. Served with the Army at Valley Forge. Fought at the Battle of King's Mountain. Killed in . . . Map (db m149818) HM
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21Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Edmondson - Little Spring House
One of the essentials for locating a house in pioneer times was for it to be near a source of water. This stone springhouse covered a free flowing spring that furnished water for the Edmondson family who lived here for over 100 years. John Edmondson . . . Map (db m181475) HM
22Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Elmbrooke BarnCirca 1820
This barn, circa 1820, was used as a grain storage facility or corn crib for the family farm. In the late 1800's, the property belonged to the Fly Family who ran a successful dairy in what is now Elmbrooke. By WWII, the property belonged to the . . . Map (db m166383) HM
23Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Forge Seat
Forge Seat was built in 1808 by Samuel Crockett III, one of a large family of Crocketts who settled on extensive tracts of land in this area during the late 1700's. The house took its name from an iron forge on the property where Crockett and his . . . Map (db m54042) HM
24Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — 3D 58 — Forrest's Brentwood Raid
With two brigades of Cavalry in a widely separated encircling or "Pincer" maneuver on the night of March 24, 1863, Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest raided deep behind Federal lines. He completely captured the Federal garrison of 785 officers and . . . Map (db m149824) HM
25Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Green Hill
This Revolutionary War officer and Methodist leader settled and built his home here in 1799. He was influential in establishing Methodism on the Tennessee frontier and founded the Liberty Methodist Church one mile east. The Western Conference of . . . Map (db m149864) HM
26Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Green Hill & Cannon FarmEdward D. Ball Home
This residence stands upon the northern part of a 717 acre plantation granted in 1799 to Green Hill, Revolutionary War Colonel, philanthropist, and Methodist preacher. His daughter, Lucy Hicks Hill, married Joshua Cannon, also a . . . Map (db m182857) HM
27Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Green Hill Shrine
Green Hill (Nov. 3, 1741-Sept. 11, 1826) moved from North Carolina to the large plantation of which this is a center in 1799. Hill was a Revolutionary War Colonel, generous philanthropist, and a Methodist preacher for over 50 years. On Oct. 1-7, . . . Map (db m149862) HM
28Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Hardscuffle Community
When slaves were freed in 1865, many of them left local plantations and settled just east of the village of Brentwood. Because of its rocky terrain, the area became known as Hardscuffle. There African-Americans organized churches. schools, and . . . Map (db m163072) HM
29Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — 3D 23 — Harpeth Church
This church is built on ground donated by Samuel McCutchen, a Revolutionary War veteran who received it as part of a land grant. O. B. Hayes served as the first pastor: David Bell and Robert McCutchen were elders, and James McCutcheon was . . . Map (db m149817) HM
30Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Highland View1828-1927
For 100 years, the "Cator-McClanahan" plantation was the focal point of life for the inhabitants of this area. The land was developed by Levin Cator in 1823 and became known as "Highland View". It was later inherited by his son Moses in 1848. Near . . . Map (db m159940) HM
31Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Ida Allen McKay1868 - 1927
President of first home demonstration club in TennesseeMap (db m169330) HM
32Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Johnson Chapel United Methodist Church
Johnson Chapel was established about 1803 on part of Col. Thomas McCrory's property purchased by Maj. John Johnston in 1796. His son Matthew Johnston built the first church here. The land on which that log church stood was deeded to the trustees of . . . Map (db m164727) HM
33Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Knox-Crockett House
This house was built by Major Andrew Crockett, planter and gunsmith, who came here with his family in the late 1700's. He was the ancestor of several Crockett families who lived in the area. The house is built on a Revolutionary War Grant to Major . . . Map (db m166386) HM
34Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Lipscomb Elementary School
The school was founded as a private academy in the 1860's by Professor William Lipscomb, brother of David Lipscomb, founder of David Lipscomb University. Students were attracted to the school from the local area as well as from other parts of the . . . Map (db m145738) HM
35Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — McEwen Cemetery
David and William McEwen were two of the first white settlers with families in this area. They set aside this family cemetery on land acquired by William in 1789 and David in 1800. William, born in Scotland 1744, emigrated with his family to Penn. . . . Map (db m166411) HM
36Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Midway Plantation Slave Cemetery
A short distance east of this marker is the site of the Midway Plantation slave cemetery which holds the remains of many of the African Americans who labored on the 1,000 acre plantation in the bonds of slavery during the mid-nineteenth century. By . . . Map (db m149826) HM
37Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Mooreland
Mooreland is built on a land grant to Revolutionary War soldier, General Robert Irvin, upon which his daughter and husband, James Moore, settled in 1807. The original log house stood northeast of Mooreland, which was begun in 1838 by their son, . . . Map (db m164729) HM
38Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Owen Chapel
Owen Chapel Church of Christ, established July 24, 1857, continued to meet during the Civil War in a log cabin east of this site. The present building was completed in 1867 on land donated by James C. Owen. Early ministers included Elisha G. Sewell, . . . Map (db m159942) HM
39Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Owen-Moore Cemeteryc. 1899
Below are the names of African-Americans buried here, some of whom were born during slavery, and others who were descendents of emancipated slaves. Several graves are unmarked, but known to be interred here. Birth and death dates are from a . . . Map (db m151440) HM
40Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Primm Historic ParkCity of Brentwood — National Historic Register —
Brentwood City Commission Brian Joe Sweeney, Mayor · Paul Webb, Vice Mayor Anne Dunn · Joe Reagan · Regina Smithson Brentwood Historic Commission Diane Sylvis, Chair · Tracey Blackwell · Arlene Cooke Carole Crigger · Betsy . . . Map (db m202664) HM
41Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Sneed Acres
Sneed Acres was established as a plantation in 1798 by James Sneed (1764-1853) and wife, Bethenia Harden Perkins Sneed (1770-1812). They came to this area from Halifax County, Virginia. Three original buildings remain on this site with a portion . . . Map (db m151476) HM
42Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — Spring House
What's the Significance? Spring houses were very vital to early settlers as a protected source of natural clean drinking water and a means to preserve food. Reliable springs helped determine the location of farm and plantation homes prior to . . . Map (db m166380)
43Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — The Boiling Spring Site
Once five significant mounds marked the site of an ancient Indian village here. The mounds were between Little Harpeth River and a branch of the Boiling Spring. When the four burial mounds were excavated in 1895 and again in 1920 artifacts were . . . Map (db m164107) HM
44Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — The Stone Box Indian Site
When this subdivision was being developed in 1964, ancient Native American remains were discovered. Work was halted until archaeologists explored the site. They found that a Mississippian culture had flourished in a village near here for 500 years . . . Map (db m164739) HM
45Tennessee (Williamson County), Brentwood — WSM Broadcasting Transmitter & Antenna
This station began operation October 5, 1932, the anniversary of WSM's founding in 1925 by the National Life and Accident Insurance Company of Nashville. WSM-AM operates on a clear channel frequency of 650 kilohertz with power of 50,000 watts. It . . . Map (db m145744) HM
46Tennessee (Williamson County), Burwood — Burwood
Side A Originally named Williamsburg, later Shaw, the village's name was changed to Burwood, a title taken from Mrs. Humphrey Ward's novel, "Robert Elsmere." Rev. John Pope, a Revolutionary War veteran, built his home, Eastview, here in . . . Map (db m98515) HM
47Tennessee (Williamson County), College Grove — Arno Community/Wesley Chapel Methodist Church
Arno Community Arno was named by a U.S. Postal official after a river in Italy. The name has long outlasted the post office, which closed in 1908. Arno had a public school from 1893 until 1947. At the crossroads there was a country store . . . Map (db m164903) HM
48Tennessee (Williamson County), College Grove — College Grove Methodist Church
On March 31, 1860, Dr. Samuel Webb deeded the land for College Grove Methodist Episcopal Church South and a seminary for young ladies. The present Victorian structure was erected in 1888 by T. G. Slate. Two pioneer circuit riders who served . . . Map (db m163079) HM
49Tennessee (Williamson County), College Grove — College Grove, Tennessee
Once called Harpeth, then Poplar Grove, this area was settled about 1800 by the Allison, Cannon, Ogilvie and Wilson families. Home to Congressman Meredith Gentry and William Demonbreun, son of pioneer Timothy Demonbreun, the town's name was changed . . . Map (db m149762) HM
50Tennessee (Williamson County), College Grove — Cross Keys
Laban Hartley, Jr. built a stone house here ca. 1818 and operated a tavern for which this community was named. Mt. Pisgah, located 1/2 mile southwest, was used as a reference point when surveyors created the 1783 Military Reservation line, which . . . Map (db m149768) HM
51Tennessee (Williamson County), College Grove — Edwards Grove Church
Edwards Grove Church On September 27, 1873, Mr. James Edwards conveyed to the Methodist Episcopal Church of the South two acres of land. "For the love I have for the cause of Jesus Christ and an earnest desire to promote his heritage on earth . . . Map (db m164910) HM
52Tennessee (Williamson County), College Grove — In Memory of Gideon Riggs 1790-1871
In memory of Gideon Riggs 1790-1871 and his wives Mary Reynolds 1798-1825 Sophia Campbell 1801-1836 Catherine F. Holden 1815-1865 All their graves are here except Catherine F. Holden's which is in Arkansas. His farm included . . . Map (db m151041) HM
53Tennessee (Williamson County), College Grove — Moses Steele Cemetery
This historic cemetery is the resting place for an impressive number of Revolutionary War soldiers. Thought to be buried here are the remains of these patriots who fought in our War of Independence: David Gillespie (1761-1835) of N.C., Thomas . . . Map (db m164781) HM
54Tennessee (Williamson County), College Grove — 3D 28 — Newton Cannon
0.7 mile. The grave of this combat veteran and statesman is on the land to which his father, a Revolutionary veteran, brought his family from North Carolina in 1791. In addition to his distinguished military record, he was twice a member of Congress . . . Map (db m83167) HM
55Tennessee (Williamson County), College Grove — Ogilvie Farm
This property was settled by William and Mary Harris Ogilvie, who came to this area via ox wagons from Granville County, N.C. during the late 1790s. Their nine children - Harris, Sarah, Smith, Kimbrough, John, William, Patty, Richard, and Nancy - . . . Map (db m149764) HM
56Tennessee (Williamson County), College Grove — Old Reed’s Store
The Reed family operated the store from 1862 until 1939. Jerome Reed and brothers, William Caleb and Winfield Scott, started it in the home of William Tucker, their grandfather. It later moved to a building closer to the home and as commerce . . . Map (db m164779) HM
57Tennessee (Williamson County), College Grove — Riggs Cross Roads
Located 110 yards west at crossing of Fishing Ford or Riggs Rd., oldest traveled thoroughfare in Middle Tennessee, and old Columbia or Flat Creek Rd. Old village compound consisted of a brick house, post office, blacksmith shop, and store on about . . . Map (db m151006) HM
58Tennessee (Williamson County), College Grove — Rucker Cemetery
The cemetery, which had its beginning in 1826, is located one-half mile south. William Rucker, Sr. (1760-1826), a Revolutionary War veteran, was the first person buried in the cemetery. Also buried there are his son, William Rucker, Jr. . . . Map (db m164906) HM
59Tennessee (Williamson County), College Grove — The Cove
Shadowed on the southwest by Pull-Tight Hill and bisected by Arno Road, the Cove was home to the Biggers, Bizzell, Clendenin, Connell, Crafton, Creswell, Farrar, Graham, Ladd, Rickman, Simmons, Skinner, Watson, White, and Wilson families. On May . . . Map (db m149766) HM
60Tennessee (Williamson County), Fairview — Caney Fork Furnace
This stone stack marks the eastern-most site of a significant state industry that ran along the Western Highland Rim where 33 iron furnaces were in blast by 1847. Tennessee produced over 50,000 tons of pig iron by 1856, and often led the south in . . . Map (db m202655) HM
61Tennessee (Williamson County), Fairview — Evangeline Bowie, M.D.(1898 - 1992)
With her innovative ecology practices, Dr. Evangeline Bowie transformed this area from a washed-out, barren wasteland into a rich woodland and passed it along to her neighbors in Fairview. With the help of the financial acumen of her sister, Anna . . . Map (db m166399) HM
62Tennessee (Williamson County), Fairview — Horn Tavern Springs / Pasadena
Horn Tavern Springs About 1809, an enterprising young man built a tavern at this location. It was called Horn Tavern because of its unique sign. Animals were painted on both sides of the door which was topped with large elk, deer, ram, . . . Map (db m205493) HM
63Tennessee (Williamson County), Fairview — Hudgins Cemetery / Union Valley
Hudgins Cemetery Established in 1876 by William J. Hudgins at the burial of his son Felix and later deeded for a community burial ground in 1900. Hudgins Cemetery now encompasses 5.5 acres with additional donations of land from the Stinson, . . . Map (db m205507) HM
64Tennessee (Williamson County), Fairview — Jingo Post Office / Triangle School
Jingo Post Office Barren was the first post office in the First District, established September 7, 1839 with Isaac Toomey as postmaster. Other First District post offices were Christiana, 1858-1880; Basin Springs, 1858-1905; Naomi, 1881-1905; . . . Map (db m170561) HM
65Tennessee (Williamson County), Fairview — Marion’s Rifles, CSA / Baxter’s Company Tennessee Light Artillery, CSA
Marion’s Rifles, CSA In May 1861 over 50 men from the 1st District of Williamson County traveled to Franklin and enlisted in Company H of the 20th Tennessee Confederate Infantry Regiment. Company H was nicknamed Marion's Rifles. This . . . Map (db m162883) HM
66Tennessee (Williamson County), Fairview — Triangle School
The National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m170562) HM
67Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — 3D 52 — "The Harrison House"
The Civil War touched this house. Here, Sept. 2, 1864, the mortally wounded Brig. Gen. John H. Kelly, CSA, was brought here after the affair between his cavalry division and Federals under Brig. Gen. James D. Brownlow. He was buried in the garden, . . . Map (db m136181) HM
68Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — 125th O.V.I."Opdycke's Tigers" — 1st Brigade 2nd Division 4th Corps U.S. —
The 125th O.V.I. was formed at Camp Cleveland, Ohio in August of 1862. The regiment was stationed in Franklin in the spring of 1863. On November 30, 1864, the 125th were in reserve 150 yards north of the Carter house with Opdycke’s brigade. Without . . . Map (db m135349) HM
69Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — 183rd Ohio Volunteer InfantryThird Brigade — 2nd Division 23rd Corps U.S. —
The 183rd Ohio was mustered into Federal Service November 13, 1864 at Camp Dennison, Ohio. With 700 officers and enlisted men present, it arrived at Rutherford Creek on November 28th and was engaged in skirmishing at Spring Creek the following day. . . . Map (db m135441) HM
70Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — 204 Lewisburg Avenue
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m209549) HM
71Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — 209 Lewisburg Avenue
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m209193) HM
72Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — 3" Ordnance Gun
Made and presented to Confederate Memorial Park by Harold Winstead in honor of his ancestor, Samuel Winstead, in whose honor this hill was named and who is buried 200 yds. NW of this location.Map (db m168226) WM
73Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — 320 Main Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m140626) HM
74Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — 403-405 Main Street
These buildings have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m140808) HM
75Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — 430 Main Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m69504) HM
76Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — 432-438 Main Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m69505) HM
77Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — 44th Missouri Infantry
This regiment was organized in the late summer and early fall of 1864. It was commanded by Col. Robert C. Bradshaw, a veteran officer who had seen prior action at Lexington and Shiloh. The 44th Missouri was shipped to Tennessee to help defend . . . Map (db m193498) HM
78Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — A Crucial War Zone 1863
For the Union, 1863 brought the Emancipation Proclamation, victory at Gettysburg, and the capturing of the Mississippi River. Federal forces continued their drive toward Atlanta in hopes of ending the war altogether. But on March 5th, seven miles . . . Map (db m103335) HM
79Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — A Dream PostponedThe Struggle of Freed People in Williamson County
To assist the newly freed with court cases, education, and housing, Congress formed the Freedmen’s Bureau in 1865. An additional goal of the Bureau was to help create labor contracts between white landowners and the formerly enslaved. In October . . . Map (db m189007) HM
80Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Abram Maury
Abram Maury (1766-1825) came to this area from Virginia in 1797 to settle on 640 acres he purchased from Major Anthony Sharpe. In 1798, he reserved a square-shaped area of 109 acres for a town he intended to name Marthasville for his wife. Instead, . . . Map (db m50694) HM
81Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Advancing With Scott's BrigadeFollowing in Their Footsteps
(preface) This walkway traces the route that the men of Confederate Gen. Thomas M. Scott’s brigade took in the Battle of Franklin. Read below to see what it was like then and to follow in their footsteps Distance to Union Lines: 1,200 . . . Map (db m103665) HM
82Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Advancing With Scott's BrigadeFollowing in Their Footsteps
(preface) This walkway traces the route that the men of Confederate Gen. Thomas M. Scott’s brigade took in the Battle of Franklin. Read below to see what it was like then and to follow in their footsteps Distance to Union Lines: 1,500 . . . Map (db m103667) HM
83Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Advancing With Scott's BrigadeFollowing in Their Footsteps
(preface) This walkway traces the route that the men of Confederate Gen. Thomas Scott’s brigade took in the Battle of Franklin. Read below to see what it was like then and to follow in their footsteps Distance to Union Main Line: 1,000 . . . Map (db m105086) HM
84Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — African-American Schools in Franklin / African-American Schools in Williamson County
African-American Schools in Franklin From 1888 until 1967, African-American students were educated on this site. First known as Claiborne Institute in honor of Prof. Willis Claiborne (1862-1892), later schools here were known as Franklin . . . Map (db m149647) HM
85Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — AlabamaWe Dare Defend Our Rights
In memory of the men of Alabama who bravely fought and died at the Battle of Franklin and Nashville Alabama Infantry Regiments 1st 10th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 32nd 33rd 34th 35th . . . Map (db m147004) WM
86Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Allen Manufacturing Company
This complex of ten depression-era buildings, with a total of 310,000 square feet, housed four different factories over its industrial lifetime. The buildings were built for the Allen Manufacturing Co. (stove manufacturers) in 1929. More than . . . Map (db m69023) HM
87Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Andrew C. Vaughn House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200332) HM
88Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Andrew Jackson
On his return from New Orleans Andrew Jackson gave a brass cannon to Franklin A part of his soldiery camped here on their way to New Orleans.Map (db m61730) HM WM
89Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Arkansas
(front) The Battle of Franklin was the most tragic chapter of the Army of Tennessee. These were battle-hardened veterans. They knew the enemy they faced and the strength of their defenses. Honor, Valor, Patriotism, Devotion to Duty, and . . . Map (db m148704) HM
90Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Ash Grove
Ash Grove community in Sawyer's Bend of the Harpeth River was known for its Union bridge, built jointly by Davidson and Williamson Counties. Burned during the Civil War, the bridge was replaced in 1881. Before being washed away in the flood of 1948, . . . Map (db m165627) HM
91Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Attack on the Union LeftInto a Withering Fire — Hood's Campaign —
(preface) In September 1864, after Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood at Atlanta, Hood led the Army of Tennessee northwest against Sherman’s supply lines. Rather than contest Sherman’s “March to the . . . Map (db m70660) HM
92Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Attack On The Union Left / Lot No. 1 in the Plan of Carnton
(obverse) Attack On The Union Left Confederate Regiments from Brig. Gen. Thomas Scott's, Brig. Gen. John Adams', and Brig. Gen. Winfield Featherstons's Brigades of Maj. Gen. William Loring's Division advanced under artillery fire . . . Map (db m40107) HM
93Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Bate's DivisionCheatham’s Corps — Army of Tennessee C.S.A. —
Maj. Gen. Wm. B. Bate’s division consisted of Smith’s Tennessee-Georgia, Bullock’s Florida and Jackson’s Georgia brigades. The division, struck the main line west of Brown’s Division, their right in the locust grove and their left at the Carter’s . . . Map (db m137252) HM
94Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Battle Ground Academy
Front: Founded in 1889 as Battle Ground Academy, the first campus was located on the foundation of the Carter Cotton Gin on Cleburne Street, the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin in 1864. BGA, founded on the principles of Character, . . . Map (db m146536) HM
95Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Battle Ground Academy
Founded in 1889 as Battle Ground Academy, the school was named for its original location across from the Carter House where the Battle of Franklin occurred in 1864. BGA, dedicated in an address by U.S. Senator William B. Bate, was founded on the . . . Map (db m151498) HM
96Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Battle Ground Academy
These 24 pounder howitzer guns were used during the Civil War. The guns weigh 1500 pounds and are 69 inches long. Each gun was built by Cyrus Aiger and Company from Boston, Massachusetts in 1847. The gun's serial numbers, 184 and 186, were under . . . Map (db m168265) HM
97Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — 3D 49 — Battle Ground Academy
Founded in 1889 as Battle Ground Academy, named for its location where the Battle of Franklin occurred in 1864, and dedicated in an address by Confederate General William B. Bate, later governor and U.S. Senator, this boys' preparatory school was . . . Map (db m62329) HM
98Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Battle of FranklinArtillery Hellfire
Several Federal gun crews delivered relentless fire to this portion of the Franklin battlefield late in the afternoon of November 30, 1864. At least fourteen of the Union’s thirty-six fieldpieces engaged at Franklin could hit the Eastern flank here. . . . Map (db m103508) HM
99Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Battle of FranklinInto the Twilight
Visibility was always a critical factor in Civil War battles. Officers and enlisted men needed clear lines of sight to know where to move, when to stay in place, and in which direction to shoot. At the Battle of Franklin, two important factors . . . Map (db m103685) HM
100Tennessee (Williamson County), Franklin — Battle of FranklinThe Landscape Shapes the Battle
During the Civil War, topography played a major role in shaping events. The Battle of Franklin was a prime example. When Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood’s 20,000 men charged across these fields, the steep hills to their left and the angling . . . Map (db m103686) HM

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