Battle of FranklinCarnton 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.
|Placed By||Williamson County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:47am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 512395 N 3973387|
|Decimal Degrees||35.90470000, -86.86263333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 54.282', W 86° 51.758'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 54' 16.92" N, 86° 51' 45.48" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1344 Carnton Ln, Franklin TN 37064, US|
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