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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 20 Attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural

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Orlando, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
73 helpful votes 73 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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