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The Landscapes of the Battlefield of Franklin, Tennessee, The Carter House, 1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, Williamson County, TN

The Landscapes of the Battlefield of Franklin, Tennessee, The Carter House, 1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, Williamson County, TN

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Carter House was built in 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter. At the time, the town of Franklin was small, and the house and farm were surrounded by a rural setting. The Federal style brick farmhouse had several accompanying structures: a one-frame farm office, a smokehouse, and a kitchen. Consisting of 288 acres, the Carter farm produced a variety of crops, including corn, grain, and cotton, worked by 28 slaves who lived and worked on the farm. A cotton gin, built in the 1850s, no longer stands today.
Survey number: HALS TN-7-B
Building/structure dates: ca. 1830 Initial Construction

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Date

1850 - 1859
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Contributors

Historic American Landscapes Survey, creator
Carter, Fountain Branch
Stevens, Chris, transmitter
Douglas, Lake, faculty sponsor
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Location

Franklin (Tenn.)35.91712, -86.87396
Google Map of 35.917125, -86.873964
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html