Hincheyville Historic District

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Hincheyville Historic District
Hincheyville Historic District is located in Tennessee
Hincheyville Historic District
Hincheyville Historic District is located in the US
Hincheyville Historic District
LocationW. Main, Fair, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Sts., Franklin, Tennessee
Coordinates35°55′21″N 86°52′34″W / 35.92250°N 86.87611°W / 35.92250; -86.87611Coordinates: 35°55′21″N 86°52′34″W / 35.92250°N 86.87611°W / 35.92250; -86.87611
Area53 acres (21 ha)
Architectural styleMultiple styles
NRHP reference #82004071 [1]
Added to NRHPApril 15, 1982

Hincheyville Historic District is a 53-acre (21 ha) historic district in Franklin, Tennessee. It is one of seven local historic districts in Franklin and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Hincheyville was Franklin's first residential addition, subdivided in 1819.[2] It was located outside the original town boundaries and was subdivided for development by Hinchey Petway, a wealthy merchant for whom the area is named.[2][3] Its streets are wide and lined with trees.[3]

A few substantial homes were built in Hincheyville before the Civil War, but significant residential development did not occur until the latter decades of the 19th century.[3] The oldest building in the area dates from circa 1828 and most were built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[2][3] The Colonial Revival, Bungalow and English Tudor architectural styles were popular in the 1920s and 1930s.[3]

When listed, the National Register historic district included 70 contributing buildings, 20 non-contributing buildings, and one non-contributing site.[1] Most are single-family residences.[2] The antebellum St. Paul's Episcopal Church is located in the district and is separately listed on the National Register;[1] in 1988 a National Register nomination document described it as "one of the finest remaining" Gothic Revival style churches in middle Tennessee.[3]

The Hincheyville historic district is one of five National Register historic districts in the city of Franklin. Four of these, including Hincheyville, are also designated as local historic districts by city ordinance, making them subject to design review. Franklin has seven local historic districts.[2]


  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 d e "Franklin Historic Preservation Overlay". City of Franklin, Tennessee. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Thomason Associates and Tennessee Historical Commission (February 1988). "Historic Resources of Williamson County (Partial Inventory of Historic and Architectural Properties), National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination". National Park Service.