Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nashville to Franklin Daytrip

Continuing on our adventures in Nashville - a small daytrip.

Less than an hour south from Nashville is the city of Franklin.  A picturesque and historic city with an absolutely beautiful main street and many great old houses.

Highlights in picture form include:

Walking the Downtown:

The main commercial area

Lunch at Grays on Main

Picturesque Old Houses

Carnton Plantation

In 1864, The Confederate Army of Tennessee furiously assaulted the Federal army entrenched along the southern edge of Franklin very close to the Carnton farming plantation.

The Battle of Franklin changed the course of this house and the family within for all times. Carnton as the largest building of the area and with a family full of compassion opened the house up as a hospital. Today the old house is maintained by the Battle of Franklin Trust who offer public tours to see the historically re-created furnishings and the actual bloodstains in the floors of the field hospital. 

Unfortunately pictures of the interior were prohibited so we only have pictures of the lovely exterior. 

Many of the soldiers who were treated at the house and succumbed to their injuries were buried in the private cemetery on site. Even today it remains immaculately maintained.

Franklin proved to be an interesting and nicely paced diversion from Nashville and a good respite before hitting our next stop of Memphis.

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