Cragfont

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Cragfont
Cragfont-house-tn1.jpg
Location E of Gallatin off TN 25
Nearest city Gallatin, Tennessee
Built 1798
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP Reference # 70000618
Added to NRHP February 26, 1970

Cragfont is a state historic site and historic house located in Castalian Springs, Sumner County, Tennessee. It was the home of General James Winchester. Construction was started in 1798 and completed in 1802 by artisans from his home state of Maryland. It is listed with the National Register of Historic Places and is open to the public. It is owned by the State of Tennessee and administered in partnership with the Tennessee Historical Commission by the non-profit group Friends of Cragfont.

James Winchester[edit]

Main article: James Winchester

Winchester served as a Brigadier General in the War of 1812. He is also credited with founding the city of Memphis, Tennessee along with Andrew Jackson and Judge John Overton. Winchester is buried in the family plot behind the house.

References[edit]

  • Historic Cragfont. 21 September 2007.
  • Sumner County Fact Book 2007-2008. The News Examiner & The Hendersonville Star News. 2007.

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