Carnton Plantation

Carnton Plantation (HM16QP)

Location: Franklin, TN 37064 Williamson County
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N 35° 54.282', W 86° 51.758'

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Battle of Franklin

Carnton was built ca. 1815 by Randal McGavock (1768-1843), planter, political leader and mayor of Nashville. Named after the McGavock home in Northern Ireland, the house was greatly enlarged by Randal ca.1826. His son, John, later added the Greek Revival porches, one of which served as an observation post for Gen. Nathan B. Forrest during the Battle of Franklin, Nov. 30, 1864. After the Battle, Carnton served as a hospital. The bodies of Generals Adams, Cleburne, Granbury, and Strahl rested on the back porch the next morning. Carnton was acquired by the Carnton Association in 1978.
HM NumberHM16QP
Year Placed1984
Placed ByWilliamson County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 512395 N 3973387
Decimal Degrees35.90470000, -86.86263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 54.282', W 86° 51.758'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 54' 16.92" N, 86° 51' 45.48" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1344 Carnton Ln, Franklin TN 37064, US
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