McGavock Gristmill and SawmillDuring the battle, Confederate forces charged a gristmill and sawmill that stood directly in front of you on the Lewisburg Pike. In antebellum Middle Tennessee, tobacco grew well in the north, while cotton blossomed in the south. Corn, wheat, and timber flourished around Franklin. This local surplus of grains and wood created a great demand for mills, and several were constructed. John McGavock and business partner C.C. Barrett erected their gristmill and sawmill here late in the 1850s to supply the town and countryside with fine flour and sawed lumber.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 512615 N 3974001|
|Decimal Degrees||35.91023333, -86.86018333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 54.614', W 86° 51.611'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 54' 36.84" N, 86° 51' 36.66" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin TN 37064, US|
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