We ran across this historic place about 15 miles North of our RV Park. It is the Cragfont Circa 1785. I absolutely love the old homes and I am gaining a new found interest in history. I should have paid more attention to history class while I was in high school I suppose, but now it is appreciated so much more
The limestone fencing is very common around much of the Nashville area. Although, I am sure this has been recreated, there are a few original sections of limestone fence that is originally from the Civil War era in Nashville.
Here again the property was closed for the season but I did some checking online to come up with information. This was the home of General James Winchester who was a Brigadier General in the War of 1812 and also a leader in the up building of Tennessee, and a founder of Memphis. General Winchester named his mansion Cragfont because it was constructed on a rocky bluff with a spring at it's base
It is constructed of Tennessee grey limestone that was quarried right from the property. The house is furnished with authentic American Federal furniture pieces some of which originally belonged to the Winchester family.