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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

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Address: 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin, TN
Phone Number: 615-794-0903

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Piece of history

Well kept cemetery with historical significance. Take the tour of the house to learn about the cemetery and the role played by the McGavock family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Well kept cemetery with historical significance. Take the tour of the house to learn about the cemetery and the role played by the McGavock family.

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Tenmile, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The markers cried out to be read. My daughter and I wandered the cemetery much longer than we thought we would. If we had had the book kept on the history of each marker, we would probably still be there. It is a monument to the Confederacy that has been carefully guarded and honored.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The largest private confederate cemetery located next to McGavock Plantation. This is where Carrie McGavock (Widow of the South) buried the soldiers that died in the bloody Battle of Franklin. It is located next to the McGavock family cemetery. When you see the many grave markers and the number of soldiers who died here from so many states, it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A must, if you visit historic Franklin. Such a wonderfully honoring tribute to the soldiers. Peaceful, quiet reflection.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is on the grounds of Carnton Plantation. It is something to see. Many confederate soldiers are laid to rest here as well as some family members of the home.

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Canton, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The McGavock Cemetery was a great historical site. After visiting the McGavock home we walked down to the cemetery. Knowing the history of all that happened in Franklin and how the McGavock family contributed to the preservation of that history was amazing. The cemetery is well kept and on beautiful grounds. The documentation of the men interred there was as... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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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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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 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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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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