Eastern Flank Park

Formerly part of the massive Carnton plantation, this area became the eastern flank of the 1864 Battle of Franklin.

Through funding from the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area and the direction of Dr. Van West, a multitude of individuals and groups came together to create nearly two miles of walking trails and nearly thirty interpretive signs for this site.  Key players in this operation were City of Franklin Parks, Deanna Scheffel, Franklin’s Charge and in particular Stacey Watson, the Williamson County Heritage Foundation historian Rick Warwick, Vacker Signs, cartographer Hal Jespersen, artist Col. Sam Whitson, and many others.

My role involved coordinating the above groups with Stacey Watson and to write and design most of the signs.

Flagel_Vacker Hexagon at Eastern Flankstudents at eastern flankEastern Flank signs

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