Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Beechwood Plantation

Marker ID: THC 3G 42
Location: on Cortner Road (County Route 269), Wartrace, TN
County: Bedford
Coordinates: N 35° 31.15    W 086° 18.65
  35.51916666    -86.31083333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The Beechwood Plantation house, which formerly stood at this site, was an important Confederate headquarters during the Tullahoma Campaign. It was built for Col. Andrew Erwin, Jr. and family in 1826. The Erwins, who were southern sympathizers, lavishly entertained local society and Confederate officers during the Civil War. In 1863, Gen. Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee was camped along the Duck River line. Gen William J. Hardee camped at Wartrace and made Beechwood his headquarters.

Tennessee Historical Commission