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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin, TN
615-794-0903
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Ranked #6 of 24 Attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What a huge waste of young lives this war caused...... The owners of the plantation were responsible for the care given to the bodies of these brave men.

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Only worth a visit when viewing the house. Check the history before visiting. Facilities at the centre but the cemetery is very close to the visitor center.

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Madison, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Interesting to see and a close walk to the house so worth the extra time to walk through. It is hard to imagine what it must have been like to try and figure out the names of all of those men.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Bless Carrie McGavock and her helpers for the work they did to give these soldiers the respectful burial and careful documentation they deserved. Whether you are from the north or the south or nowhere even close, the McGavock Confederate Cemetery will awaken the imagination as visitors walk through our nation's history. It is on the grounds of Carton Plantation. I... More

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Port Saint Joe, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very Historical and impressed that the confederate cemetery is so well carried for. Was good to know that some were identified and have family connections to know where they are entombed.

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a fascinating side tour that adds about 30 minutes if you're already at Carnton Plantation. Fascinating story about how it came to be there, and really tells a story as you see the grave stones arranged by State.

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Orlando, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I grew up in Franklin and have been to McGavock Cemetery and Carnton Plantation many many times. This is one of the few "attractions" I still enjoy visiting when I go back home to visit.

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Confederate Cemetery is included in your admission to the Carnton Plantation, but you stroll through at your own pace and see all the graves of the confederates from the Battle of Franklin arranged by state. The front part contains graves of some of the McGavock family. A very well-maintained and beautiful place to reflect on the sacrifices made there... More

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TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is a very powerful experience to see approximately 1,300 Confederate grave markers, grouped according to State.

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