Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Midway Plantation Slave Cemetery

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Location: on Murray Ln east of Princeton Hills Dr. Brentwood, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 36° 00.879    W 086° 48.615
  36.01465    -86.81025
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8TN


A short distance east of this marker is the site of the Midway Plantation slave cemetery, which holds the remains of many of the African-Americans who labored on the 1000 acre plantation in the bonds of slavery during the mid-nineteenth century. By 1850, some 38 slaves toiled on the plantation, and through their efforts Lysander McGavock’s Midway, thrived and boasted of 600 acres of improved farmland and produce cash crops of corn and tobacco.

Williamson County Historical Society