Everywhere’s a sign: Franklin looking to improve battlefield markers

by Emily R. West

Originally published on franklinhomepage.com on February 28, 2017

With an eclectic display of signs throughout Franklin, battlefield enthusiasts want to make sure what’s popped up throughout the years makes sense.
— Emily R. West on franklinhomepage.com

House demolitions make way for Carter Hill Battlefield Park

By A.J. Dugger III

Published originally on franklinhomepage.com on November 17, 2016

At the beginning of the year, the Battle of Franklin Trust had one large hurdle to overcome to achieve the final piece for Carter Hill Battlefield Park.

That came in the form of moving two large houses that formerly contained Franklin Flower and Gift Gallery and the former Williamson County Court Appointed Service Advocates (CASA) office.
— A.J. Dugger III on franklinhomepage.com

New battlefield signage, trails expected in 2016 at Carter Hill

By Emily West
Originally published on franklinhomepage.com on February 11, 2016

With the recent approval and handover of the Carter Hill Battlefield Park property, signage and walking trails within the new acreage will become implemented in 2016.

Preservationists, city exchange dollars for battlefield land

Originally published on brentwoodhomepage.com February 10, 2016

Preservationists and city officials exchanged signatures on Wednesday morning to transfer millions of dollars worth of Battle of Franklin landscape that the city will transform into the Carter Hill Battlefield Park.

Carter Hill park funding to go before the city in 2016

By Emily West
Originally published on Franklinhomepage.com on December 31, 2015

The year 2016 will become one of the biggest yet for Franklin’s Charge and the Battle of Franklin Trust, who officially received almost $1.3 million for Carter Hill Battlefield Park before 2015 drew to a close.
— Emily West on franklinhomepage.com

Franklin dig uncovers base of Civil War cotton gin

by Jill Cowan
Originally published on tennessean.com on May 20, 2015

It took three tries to find the foundation of the Carter family’s cotton gin, said Larry McKee, who headed an archaeological dig at the site off Columbia Avenue in Franklin.
— Jill Cowan on tennessean.com

Critical battlefield barrier removed for 20-acre park

by Derby Jones and Pam Horne

Originally published on williamsonherald.com on April 23, 2015

The much-anticipated demolition of the former Domino’s Pizza Wednesday advanced Franklin’s battlefield reclamation plan another critical step toward realizing the vision to establish the 20-acre Carter Hill Battlefield Park.
— Derby Jones and Pam Horne on williamsonherald.com

Strip mall demolished to 'reclaim' Franklin battlefield, from tennessean.com

by Jill Cowan
Originally published on tennessean.com on November 29, 2014

The demolition of the building and the purchase of the site, which stretches over a little more than an acre, were major steps forward in a larger effort to protect a 112-acre chunk of the battlefield.
— Jill Cowan on tennessean.com

The Confederate Monument on the Square at Sunset

Williamson County photographer Mark Lucas has recently released a stunning photograph, The Confederate Monument on the Square at Sunset, and is selling 16×20 giclee prints on canvas to raise funds to support Franklin’s Charge. Each print is $175, and Franklin’s Charge will receive 20 percent of the proceeds to utilize for the establishment of the Carter Cotton Gin Battlefield Park. Please call (615) 595-0636 for more information.