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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 20 Attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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113 reviews 113 reviews
33 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This Confederate Cemetery is one of the best kept Confederate cemeteries I have seen. Many confederate young men were buried in mass graves. As a Tennnessee native I don't know that the cause was right but I respect the people that were willing to fight for their beliefs and their way of life. It was interesting that there was a... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This graveyard holds the remains of confederate soldiers killed in the famous battle of Franklin, towards the end of the war. 1,000 out of 3,5000 Confederate soldiers were killed on these grounds, during the battle. Over the years the markers were upgraded from primitive crosses and the dead are grouped by the state in which they lived, including a market... More

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Parma Heights, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The confederate cemetery is a very sad place to visit, knowing how many war dead and family members are buried there.

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McMurray
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This cemetery of almost 1500 Confederate soldiers killed in the Battle of Franklin was very well planned and kept up beautifully. Right next to the family cemetery of the McGavock's, it is a great place to wander, sit and contemplate the sacrifice and heartbreak of the Civil War. Very moving to see the pennies placed on the grave markers by... More

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La Verne, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

What the McGavock's did, creating this cemetery was amazing. What inspiring people. I will never forget my visit here. It was amazing.

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Elko, Nevada, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The story behind this cemetery is the most important part - otherwise, hey, it's a cemetery. A very large one, and nicely kept. The organization of the graves makes it simple to find a particular grave if that is what is wanted. But if you tour Carnton house, definitely walk over to the cemetery and consider its location adjacent to... More

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Florence, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Very nice. A peaceful stroll through the states represented will allow a better understanding of what the South lost that day. Each state has a marker with the number of casualties recorded.

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Salem, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Headstones in the cemetery show the scope of the battle. Many of the headstones are named but there are many 'unknown' soldiers buried here also. The McGavock family is buried here also.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The McGavock Confederate Cemetery is the largest private Confederate Cemetery. It is like walking back in time 150 years ago.

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