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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

Address: 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin, TN
Phone Number: 615-794-0903
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Ranked #6 of 24 Attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Columbia, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It's a beautiful Cemetery on the grounds of the Carnton Plantation! It sent chills up my back to think of the battle of Franklin and all the young men that lost their lives in that 5 hours of our history!

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Hayward, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a beautiful cemetery. To think that the McGavocks organized the re-internment of all these Confederate dead is inspiring. The fact that they privately maintained this cemetery for years is a tribute to those who gave their lives in the Battle of Franklin. This battle was huge, but was never really spoken of in our history lessons. Thankfully the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We took a quick tour of this little Civil War cemetery on our recent trip Nashville. It is beautifully maintained and very informative. We visited with our two girls, ages 12 and 9. Both enjoyed the visit. If you go, don't forget to give a little donation for its upkeep!

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Marion, Illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My family and I visited the cemetery while visiting Franklin. We were the only people there which was nice. It is very well maintained and a very nice setting.

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Orlando, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Part of Carnton Plantation; largest Confederate Cemetery in country and very interesting to read the headstones. One quarter of yard is unknown soldiers, rest are arranged by State. One boy from Georgia, I think, was only sixteen when he fell here on November 30th, 1864.

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Warrensburg MO
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143 reviews 143 reviews
40 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If I visit Franklin, I will stop at the McGavock Cemetery for some meditation. 130 Missouri Confederate are buried here, including the Captain of the unit I represent when reenacting. While participating in the 150th Anniversary re-enactment, I spent some time in the cemetery and placed some home county dirt on the grave of that individual. You will find other... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Visited the cemetery on the 150th, the McGavok family did right with the remains of these fallen soldiers. Visited the small section of the kentucky soldiers who fell nearby.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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114 reviews 114 reviews
33 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is an important stop to remember those that gave their life for freedom. Nicely maintained and a pretty spot. There is a donation box to help keep up witht he expense.

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