Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Carter House

Marker ID: THC 3D 34
Location: on Columbia Avenue (U.S. 31), Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 55.023    W 086° 52.399
  35.91705    -86.87331666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM886


Built 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter, and in use by three generations of his family. Here was command post of Maj. Gen. Jacob D. Cox, Federal field commander of Schofield's delaying action. The hottest fighting took place just east and south nearby, Capt. Theodoric Carter CSA, a son of the family was mortally wounded.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.