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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
+1 615-794-0903
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Profound and peaceful

It's true: Carrie McGavock's yard is full of dead Southern boys. That said, there's nothing creepy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing story & very moving

I admire & appreciate the dedication of the McGavock family to give this land and take care of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
+1 615-794-0903

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's true: Carrie McGavock's yard is full of dead Southern boys. That said, there's nothing creepy about this spot, so if you're looking for the whole crooked tombstones/haunted house vibe, move on. The McGavock Confederate Cemetery is peaceful, reverent, and a profound tribute to so...More

Thank gormer
Reviewed 5 days ago

I admire & appreciate the dedication of the McGavock family to give this land and take care of these graves for their lifetime. The organization of the burials by state makes it well organized. It is so moving to visit these sites and see how...More

Thank JStarkey2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The way the cemetery came to be is humbling. The McGavock family took it upon themselves to honor those killed in the Battle of Franklin. The soldiers died fighting for a cause they believed in. That should cause us to stop and think "Would I...More

Thank gary19522017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost 1500 Confederate dead from the Battle of Franklin are buried here. The cemetery is laid out by states the men were from. There is a book at the entrance where folks can look up the names of those known to be buried here and...More

Thank jdssr2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sheer scope and tragedy of the war can only be ignored by the most heartless. Nearly 1,500 Confederates are buried here in mass graves. Few cemeteries are this stark and moving.

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well to be there is hard to explain. Today's world in the U.S. is nothing like the time's these brave men lived and died. To walk thru this place knowing the history would give you pause. These brave men died fighting in the bloodiest battle...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The compassionate care the McGavock family showed in giving those men a proper resting place is truly moving. Don't miss this if you're at the Carnton Plantation!

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The McGavock Confederate Cemetery is a grim reminder of all the lives lost when America was fighting a war within. We would have liked to have spent more time there. About 5 minutes after we got out of the car the sky completely opened up....More

Thank RamonaL34
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I'm a Yankee, but this sight struck me as I thought of the young men buried here far from home and known only to there maker. It is a place to pause and remember whatever side of this conflict your lineage goes back to remember...More

Thank Hank S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Knowing the background and history of how this cemetery came to be makes the visit especially poignant. As lovers of Civil War history, my husband and I had made this stop a priority on our trip.

Thank Sue S
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