Cragfont

E of Gallatin off TN 25, Gallatin, Tennessee

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Photo taken by Kenton dickerson

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Description 

The largest of the native stone houses built in the Sumner County area, Cragfont was completed circa 1802. It was the home of General James Winchester, veteran of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and one of the founders of Memphis, Tennessee. The home was a center of social life from 1802 until the Civil War. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 26, 1970
Reference number
70000618
Architectural style
Georgian
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant year
ca. 1798

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2011: New photo from Kenton dickerson

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