Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Rippavilla Platation

Marker ID:  3D 72
Location: Nashville Hwy- 5700 Main Street, Spring Hill TN
County: Maury
Coordinates: N 35° 43.9203    W 086° 57.263
  35.732005    -86.95438333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


In 1811, the Cheairs family settled at this site. Nathaniel and Susan McKissack Cheairs began construction of this home, Rippavilla, in 1851. Cheairs raised two companies for the Confederate Army in 1861. In February of 1862, Maj. Cheairs carried Gen. Grant's "unconditional surrender" demand to Gen. Buckner at Fort Donelson. Gen. Hood's command had a rancorous breakfast at Rippavilla the morning of the Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864. The Saturn Corporation, the United Auto Workers, and the Maury County Government restored the home in 1997.

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