McGavock Confederate Cemetery - Franklin, Tennessee
McGavock Confederate Cemetery - Franklin, Tennessee

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The McGavock Confederate Cemetery, located in Franklin, Tennessee, was established in June 1866 as a private cemetery on two acres of land donated by the McGavock family who lived at the adjacent Carnton house.

1,480 Confederate soldiers are buried there who died during the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. They were first buried at the battleground, but were reinterred at the cemetery in 1866.

The McGavock family oversaw the cemetery until they sold Carnton in 1911. In 1911, the McGavock Confederate Cemetery Corporation was established to maintain and oversee the burial ground. The Franklin Chapter #14, United Daughters of the Confederacy became involved in 1926.

Today, the McGavock Confederate Cemetery Corporation serves as the official organization that maintains the cemetery. Trustees are elected by the board from the Franklin Chapter #14 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and serve today as when the original organization was formed in 1911.

The cemetery is open to the public during daylight hours. Special events must be approved by the cemetery trustees.

Each June, Franklin Chapter #14 United Daughters of the Confederacy and the McGavock Confederate Cemetery Trustees hold a Memorial Service at the cemetery.

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McGavock Confederate Cemetery Contact Info and Location Map

For more information: www.mcgavockcemetery.org

McGavock Confederate Cemetery
1345 Carnton Lane
Franklin, Tennessee 37064 (click to view a map)
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