Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Battle Ground Academy

Marker ID: THC 3D 49
Location: at the intersection of Columbia Ave. (U.S. 31) and Everbright Ave., Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 54.824    W 086° 52.436
  35.91373333    -86.87393333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9JH


Founded in 1889 as Battle Ground Academy, named for its location where the Battle of Franklin occurred in 1864, and dedicated in an address by Confederate General William B. Bate, later governor and U.S. Senator, this boys' preparatory school was located on Columbia Avenue across from the Carter House. The school was popularly called the Wall and Mooney School and the Peoples School for its early headmasters. After being destroyed by fire in 1902, it was moved to its present site.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission