Freed House (Trenton - Gibson County)

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Freed House (Trenton - Gibson County)


Residential buildings
Trenton (Tenn.)--History
Civil war


Julius Freed was born in Prussia on January 25, 1835. After immigrating into the United States in 1854, he spent three years as a peddler in Columbus, Georgia before settling in Memphis. While there, he gained experience in the dry goods business. After three years, in 1860, Freed moved his dry goods business to Jackson (Madison County), where he remained until the beginning of the Civil War. When war broke out, Freed was called into service with the Washington Rifles, or Company I of the 15th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Following the war, Freed settled in the railroad town of Trenton. In 1871, Julius married Henrietta Cohn and purchased the land that once housed the Odd Fellows Female Collegiate Institute (destroyed by fire during the Civil War), where the Freed House was constructed. The Freed House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NR-94000301) on April 5, 1994.


Culp, Frederick M. and Mrs. Robert E. Ross. Gibson County: Past and Present. Trenton, TN: Gibson County Historical Society, 1961.
Greene, W. P. Gibson County, Tennessee: A Series of Pen and Picture Sketches. Nashville, TN: Press of Gospel Advocate Publishing Co., 1901.
National Register of Historic Places. Freed, Julius, House. Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee. NR #94000301.


1871 - 1872


Johnson, Elizabeth, photographer.


19th Century; 20th Century


“Freed House (Trenton - Gibson County),” Tennessee Jewish Heritage Digital Archive Project, accessed September 29, 2020,

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