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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

Address: 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin, TN
Phone Number: 615-794-0903
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Ranked #7 of 48 things to do in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The largest privately owned Confederate cemetery in the US. Well maintained, and there is a private guidebook to help you locate individual gravesites. Cemetery is organized by state. A fitting tribute to those who fought and died in the Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864. Without this place many who died without family or family knowledge of their death would... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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412 reviews 412 reviews
147 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Go visit this cemetery and you will be moved by the number of lives that were lost on that bloodiest day in November over 150 years ago. This cemetery has been well maintained since that time.

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Hillsboro, Missouri
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Whenever I'm in Nashville I always make it a point to stop by the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. I'm a Civil War enthusiast and I never tire of taking a few moments, thinking back on the sacrifices these soldiers made for their country. It is a peaceful place for quiet reflection in an all too hectic world. I enjoy every moment... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stopped at the cemetery on the way out of Carnton Plantation but you could visit the cemetery on its own. We were too cold to spend much time here but made a quick stop. If you take the tour at the planation you learn about the history of the cemetery.

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Midland, Michigan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Incredible to walk through and read about numbers of lives lost and see all of the different regimines from around the south and see the McGavock family grave stones as well. Take time to do this if you go to the plantation and/or Carter house.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

When people visit me and want to experience Franklin history, I take them to the free McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Even non-history buffs are amazed because it is such a remarkable place. It is astounding to see how many soldiers died just on one side of the Battle of Franklin, and how meticulously their graves were maintained through the foresight of... More 

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Philadelphia
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The story behind this cemetery is simply very moving. I enjoyed my visit, tour of the plantation and family home and I can't wait visit again the next time I am in the area. What an honor to be there.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Read the book, Widow of the South, before you go. It just brings it to life. I consider this a must see but you need to know the story before you go.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Well maintained, quiet and solemn resting place with graves arranged according to states. Markers have initials only in most cases. The "Cemetery Book" is displayed in the Carnton plantation house and is used to connect ancestors with their Confederate soldiers.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My great grandfather and his own father fought for the CSA in the battle of Franklin. John Samuel Monk, Jr, buried his father on the battlefield during that conflict. I never met the son, but his son, Joseph Rufus Monk, is my grandfather, and he was very special to me. He died in 1952. I have many good childhood memories... More 

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