Historic Markers Across Tennessee

McGavock Family Cemetery

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Location: 1345 Carnton Ln. (east end of the cemetery), Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 54.259    W 086° 51.571
  35.90431666    -86.85951666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9JK


Buried here, beginning ca. 1818, are the remains of numerous family members. Among them are Randal McGavock (1768-1843), planter and political leader who build Carnton; his son, Col. John McGavock (1815-1893), successful farmer and civic leader who was instrumental in disinterring the Confederate dead from the Franklin battlefield and reburying them adjacent to the cemetery; and John's wife, Carrrie Winder McGavock (1829 - 1905). This venerable Southern mother was called “The Good Samaritan of Williamson County” for her many acts of loving service to Confederate soldiers.

Williamson County Historical Society