Willow Plunge

Willow Plunge (HM1B2W)

Location: Franklin, TN 37064 Williamson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 54.783', W 86° 51.8'

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Opened in 1924, this was the largest outdoor concrete swimming pool in the South. Willow Plunge was owned, and for many years operated, by the Claiborne Kinnard family. Water was piped 1,023 feet from a spring to the willow-shaded double pool which measured 75 x 150 feet and had a capacity of 750,000 gallons. The water was treated by the latest scientific methods of purification and was pure enough to be used for drinking. In 1932 Willow Plunge was named one of the six best equipped pools in the United States. Additional features included a tennis court, 9-hole golf course, miniature golf course, football field, aviation field and lake. Willow Plunge closed in 1967
HM NumberHM1B2W
Year Placed2001
Placed ByFranklin Rotary Club at Breakfast-Williamson County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 10:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 512330 N 3974313
Decimal Degrees35.91305000, -86.86333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 54.783', W 86° 51.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 54' 46.98" N, 86° 51' 48.00" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100-1118 Carnton Ln, Franklin TN 37064, US
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