Just south of Nashville, deep in the lush rolling hills of Franklin sits a piece of Country Music history.
Photography: Fridrich & Clark Realty
Written: Staff Writer
Franklin, TN – The 753-acre farm belonging to the reigning King and Queen of Country Music, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill has not one, but six homes, including a restored log mansion and a sprawling Antebellum home that once belonged to the legendary Hank Williams Sr.
Williams’ former home, Beechwood Hall, is the centerpiece of the vast estate. The Greek Revival and Italianate mansion carries a storied past and a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. The home was built in 1856, by the recently married, Henry George Washington and Sophronia Hunter Mayberry on land given to them by her father. On the eve of the Civil War, the Mayberry’s, who had migrated from Virginia, were one of the three largest landholders in Williamson County and their plantation home had received high praise for its superior construction and grand cantilevered staircase.
Though fighting surrounding Franklin was fierce, at times, Sophronia chose to remain in the home while Henry joined the Confederate forces at the rank of Captain. Their home was spared significant damage during the war, though Federal Troops burned a cotton gin house on the property.
When McGraw and Hill purchased the property in 2002, they also bought many of the adjacent tracks, including the grand log manor just east of Beechwood Hall. Known as the Samuel S. Morton House, it too has a place on the Nation Register of Historic Places. Like the Mayberry’s, Samuel Morton was a wealthy owner and his Italianate log mansion, featuring two elaborate porticoes, was the centerpiece of his thousand acre plantation.
The property also comes with four homes, a hunting lodge, a 12 stall barn with a 1,188 square foot caretakers apartment, multiple ponds and spring feed creeks.
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Address: 4009 Carters Creek Pike Franklin, TN
Lot Size: 753 Acres
MLS ID: 1461493