1892 Confederate Reunion at McGavock's Grove, courtesy of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County
  Eastern Flank Battlefield Park  

Master Plan and Implementation

Franklin, Tennessee

In 2005, Franklin Battlefield was listed among the ten most endangered Civil War sites in the nation by the Civil War Preservation Trust. After considerable fundraising efforts, the City of Franklin and Franklin’s Charge, a non-profit coalition of preservation-related organizations, raised enough money to purchase the property and establish the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park.

This master plan provides the City with a blueprint for returing the 110-acre landscape to its 1864 character as much as possible, while incorporating new features that are necessary to accommodate an interpretive program. It is the City’s goal that this park will ultimately become a focal point for interpretation of the Battle of Franklin, as well as the larger story of the community’s experience during the Civil War.

Heritage Strategies staff worked closely with many of the partner preservation organizations, including Historic Carnton, the adjacent historical site, to coordinate master plan recommendations involving visitation, interpretation, and enviromental and cultural resource managment.

  View of Historic Carnton

Client: City of Franklin

Prime Consultant: John Milner Associates, Inc.

Project Director: Peter Benton

Master Plan Project Manager/Historical Landscape Architect: Krista L. Schneider




1864 Period Plan