On Sunday, February 12th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will provides members and the general public a unique opportunity to learn more about Williamson County’s Historic Courthouse in the facility’s refurbished main court room. Heritage Foundation historian Rick Warwick will discuss some of the events witnessed by this Greek Revival structure built in 1858 and fresh from a $6.2 million update completed in 2010.
The Williamson County Courthouse is one of only a few remaining county seat structures in Tennessee from the Civil War era. It was occupied by the Union Provost in 1863 and served as a hospital during and after the November 1864 Battle of Franklin. Shortly after the war, riots occurred just outside its front doors. Rick Warwick will be sharing these and other stories at the February event.
Warwick, the long time editor of the Williamson County Historical Society Journal and a former county educator, has written some 18 books on various county topics including several involving the Civil War years. These include Williamson Country: Civil War Veterans, Williamson Country: The Civil War as Seen through the Female Experience and Historical Markers of Williamson County.