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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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Humbling...a place of reflection...

Where else can you stand among 1489 confederate graves. It is a very humbling experience. The McGavock family donated 2 acres of land attached to their family cemetery to provide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rebecca S
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Crestview, Florida, United States
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Crestview, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Where else can you stand among 1489 confederate graves. It is a very humbling experience. The McGavock family donated 2 acres of land attached to their family cemetery to provide a proper place of burial for the deceased soldiers. The soldiers were cataloged by state and name. Family members visited the residence for years asking the family where their loved... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have lived in Franklin for 12+ years, but still rarely drive down Lewisburg Pike without stopping, even for a minute or two, at McGavock Confederate Cemetery. You will see it when you visit Carnton Plantation, which you must, but it is well worth visiting on its own if only for a quick stroll and a moment sitting on a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A must see when you are visiting at Carnton is the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Besides the graves of Confederate soldiers, the McGavock family is buried in the back portion. Make sure to leave a donation since the cemetery is maintained by a private corporation composed of local women.

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Thank David G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short walk from the Main House at the Carnton Plantation you will come upon the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Humbling site to see! Love that the McGavock family created a final resting place for the lives lost during the Battle of Franklin. Take the time to walk through, very moving experience!

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Thank Cassie S
San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The McGavock Confederate Cemetary was a great find. The countryside to get there was breath taking. It is a little difficult to find. The owner & his wife of this land collected the bodies after the battle and buried them on their property and maintained it till they died! It's a moving experience; the kindness of McGavocks, the foundation that... More 

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Thank Kathy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very somber reminder of the vast number of lives lost in just one battle. Well kept. Saw how the graves were recorded. Beautiful trees

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our visit to Franksville we stopped at the Mcgavock Confederate Cemetery. Most of the soldiers buried here died on the nearby battlefield and were initially buried where they died. They were later moved to the McGavock cemetary.

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Thank John B
Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well kept and very fascinating place. Our family enjoyed our time in the area. Take the time to view the entire cemetery. Leave a penny on a grave out of respect for those who lost their lives there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit the Carnton Plantation, definately walk the short distance to the cemetary. The whole experience is worth the price of admission

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

What a sobering experience to see the Cemetary and the many lives represented by each state. Oak trees hundreds of years old line the Cemetary. Worth the time to visit and see the surrounding grounds and estate.

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