Historic preservationists and Battle of Franklin enthusiasts were welcomed today with fantastic news. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is giving Franklin a $960,000.00 grant so the land where the present Dominoe’s strip mall can be bull-dozed and returned to its original battleground status. The Tennessean reports on the story here. The map below shows the site of the strip mall area which is north and adjacent to Cleburne Park.
Once the park is completed, led by non-profit Franklin’s Charge, the community will have successfully recovered a large commercial area to provide a scenic and appropriate way to commemorate the battle of Franklin. The strip mall sits atop what is arguably the epicenter of action from November 30, 1864 that resulted in nearly 10,000 totally casualties in just five hours of action.
To learn more about the role of Franklin’s Charge in this project click here.