Carter House

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Built in 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter, the Carter House, now a Civil War museum, lay in the middle of the Battle of Frnaklin, one of the worst Civil War battles. It was used by Union troops as a command post, while the Carter family hid in the basement amid the sounds of gunfire and cannons. Sadly, another of the Carter clan, son Tod Carter, had been in the battle. He was found on the battlefield but died in the house 2 days later. The house is said to be haunted by Tod Carter and his sister Annie. Witnesses have described apparitions, a statue jumping up and down, tugging at their clothing, and unexplained voices.

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Geographic Information

Address:
1140 Columbia Ave
Franklin, TN 37064
United States

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GPS:
35.917266311794364, -86.87476329828644
County:
Williamson County, Tennessee
Nearest Towns:
Franklin, TN (0.6 mi.)
Thompson's Station, TN (8.2 mi.)
Brentwood Estates, TN (9.2 mi.)
Brentwood, TN (9.5 mi.)
Forest Hills, TN (10.6 mi.)
Nolensville, TN (11.7 mi.)
Spring Hill, TN (11.9 mi.)
Belle Meade, TN (12.4 mi.)
Oak Hill, TN (12.9 mi.)
Fairview, TN (14.5 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.carnton.org/carterhouse_history.htm

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  1. While visiting here several years ago.. I had a very disturbing experience. As I was peering into a metal casket that one of the soldiers was buried at some point, in the museum portion of the house, out of nowhere I got an extremely sickening nauseous feeling in the pit of my stomach and a putrid odor suddenly appeared from nowhere. I felt as if someone or something was there with me. I was so scared and disturbed, I had to leave the house without seeing the full tour. I felt immediate relief as soon as I left the house. I have never been back inside the house and do not plan to.

  2. I visited this house a few years ago and saw the rocking chair in the parlor start to rock back and forth…not much but just a bit. I also had a nauseous feeling when going through the tour

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