The Williamson Source – Parks & More, Series
Parks & Historical Landmarks are a huge part of the charm and grace that is Williamson County. This week we will highlight a few places and ask you to comment and tell us about your favorite spot.
The Carter House is gently hidden away from most as we go about our days driving through Franklin. You can easily pass by the land on Columbia not thinking of the significance this jewel has to Franklin and the United States.
General Jacob D. Cox of the Union Army set up headquarters at Carter House in November of 1864, waking the family around sunrise. One hundred yards from the house stood the Carter Cotton Gin, soon to become the most recognized landmark on the battlefield. By Noon the Federal Army was in position and waiting on Confederate troops.
Roughly 40,000 soldiers met approximately an hour before dark in one of the bloodiest battles of the war. The Carter family took shelter in the basement as the battle raged around them. More than 2000 lost their lives before midnight.
To hear more about this compelling landmark and the stories that surround it, visit Here.