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Tennessee State Capitol Columns - Franklin, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 35° 55.683 W 086° 52.422
16S E 511393 N 3975975
Quick Description: Sections of the columns from the original State Capitol, now preserved and used as the backdrop of the Unknown Civil War Soldier memorial.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 2/8/2018 2:45:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMXPEF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
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Long Description:
The Tennessee State Capitol building in Nashville was begun in 1845 and completed in 1855. The building originally had limestone columns along its front façade. Despite surviving the Civil War, these columns proved no match against time and weather. By 1957 the need for replacement became apparent. These columns were dismantled, but were saved and donated to various communities and organizations within the state.

Several sections are still on display on the northwest side of the Capitol in Nashville.

When the remains of the Unknown Civil War Soldier were unearthed and then scheduled for reinterment in Rest Haven Cemetery, the State was approached about donated sections of the columns. What you see are several mid sections and a column topper.
Type: Remnant

Fee: Free

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