Boyd–Wilson Farm

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Boyd–Wilson Farm
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Boyd–Wilson Farm, September 2014.
Boyd–Wilson Farm is located in Tennessee
Boyd–Wilson Farm
Boyd–Wilson Farm is located in the US
Boyd–Wilson Farm
Location 3209 Boxley Valley Rd., Franklin, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°54′52″N 86°58′5″W / 35.91444°N 86.96806°W / 35.91444; -86.96806Coordinates: 35°54′52″N 86°58′5″W / 35.91444°N 86.96806°W / 35.91444; -86.96806
Area 157 acres (64 ha)
Built c.1840, c.1884 and c.1920
Architectural style I-house and other
MPS Historic Family Farms in Middle Tennessee MPS
NRHP Reference # 96000748[1]
Added to NRHP July 5, 1996

The Boyd–Wilson Farm is a 157-acre (64 ha) historic district in Franklin, Tennessee, United States. The circa 1840 farm includes an I-house.[1]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. When listed, it included six contributing buildings, two contributing structures, one contributing site and two non-contributing buildings.[1]

The farm's west edge is the West Harpeth River. The property includes the historic Boyd Mill Ruins (separately listed on the National Register).[2]

The farmhouse's north, two-story facade was built c.1884 and is of heavy braced frame construction. It has a central hallway and chimneys at its gable ends in what is called an I-house. The chimneys, originally limestone, were modified c.1920 to include brick. It has a two-story portico with four square columns built in 1976 which replaced a one-story portico from c.1884.[2]

It was deemed notable as "one of the few historic farms in Williamson County to retain its agricultural integrity from a period in the county's history when agriculture was the basis of prosperity."[2]

It is a designated Century Farm. Historic notability of properties of this type was covered in a 1994 study of historic family farms in Middle Tennessee.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Carroll Van West and Connie Martin (December 6, 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination:" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 30, 2017.  with 24 photos
  3. ^ Carroll Van West (November 7, 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Submission: Historic Family Farms in Middle Tennessee MPS" (PDF). National Park Service.