The African-American ExperienceIn 1860, African-Americans—both enslaved and free—made up more than half of Franklin's residents, as well as half of Williamson County's population. When the Federal army arrived late in 1862, many slaves freed themselves by escaping to Union lines, where they established their own businesses, churches, and schools. By the end of 1863, many freedmen had joined the United States Colored Troops (USCT).
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 512791 N 3973317|
|Decimal Degrees||35.90406667, -86.85825000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 54.244', W 86° 51.495'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 54' 14.64" N, 86° 51' 29.7" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin TN 37064, US|
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