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Day 7, 365 Things to Do in Williamson County, TN

August 21, 2010

November 30, 1864.  The Battle of Franklin.  Visit the home of John and Carrie McGavock, the Carnton Plantation.  Built in 1826, Carnton was one of the premier farms in Williamson County, TN.  Visited by many famous individuals, including President Andrew Jackson, the home became the forefront of the Battle of Franklin in 1864.  Carnton served as a field hospital for hundreds of confederate soldiers.  The family donated 2 acres of land to establish a final resting place for nearly 1500 confederate soldiers who died in the battle of Franklin. Carnton is open Monday-Saturday 9 am 5 pm and on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm.

Tomorrow:  Play in the park for kids of all ages.

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