Together let’s make this happen…

Just a few short months ago, the historical Braxton Lee homestead site in Ashland City, Tennessee was under consideration for a development of a new Cheatham County Jail, a transportation facility and county highway department.  Thanks to a group of local investors (Braxton Lee Investment Group), this 57-acre site overlooking Marrowbone Creek and railroad trestle on Highway 12 South has been saved from immediate development and we have a chance to secure it for permanent preservation.

The Braxton Lee Homestead Foundation, formed in June 2018 is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Braxton Lee’s original homestead. Our vision encompasses purchasing this 57 acres and the 200 year-old historic home it surrounds in order to create a lovely space we all will enjoy. This property has a rich story to tell, and we intend to be excellent stewards of this gem and its history and leave a lasting legacy for our future residents.

—The Inaugural Board of
the Braxton Lee Homestead Foundation

 

The revitalization plans for preservation of the homestead include a Welcome and History Center, community gardens, walking and biking trails. We hope to be able to accommodate a variety of festivals, concerts, gardening and nature events, craft fairs and much more.

Please join us in spreading the word and raising money to purchase the Braxton Lee property.  By doing so, you will be helping to leave a legacy for our generation and those to come. Our history. Our legacy.

Stay in touch with us, visit our facebook page

Together, we can do this! Are you In?

Together let’s make this happen…

Just a few short months ago, the historical Braxton Lee homestead site in Ashland City, Tennessee was under consideration for a development of a new Cheatham County Jail, a transportation facility and county highway department.  Thanks to a group of local investors (Braxton Lee Investment Group), this 57-acre site overlooking Marrowbone Creek and railroad trestle on Highway 12 South has been saved from immediate development and we have a chance to secure it for permanent preservation.

The Braxton Lee Homestead Foundation, formed in June 2018 is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Braxton Lee’s original homestead. Our vision encompasses purchasing this 57 acres and the 200 year-old historic home it surrounds in order to create a lovely space we all will enjoy. This property has a rich story to tell, and we intend to be excellent stewards of this gem and its history and leave a lasting legacy for our future residents.

—The Inaugural Board of
the Braxton Lee Homestead Foundation

 

The revitalization plans for preservation of the homestead include a Welcome and History Center, community gardens, walking and biking trails. We hope to be able to accommodate a variety of festivals, concerts, gardening and nature events, craft fairs and much more.

Please join us in spreading the word and raising money to purchase the Braxton Lee property.  By doing so, you will be helping to leave a legacy for our generation and those to come. Our history. Our legacy.

Stay in touch with us, visit our facebook page

Together, we can do this! Are you In?

Our Mission

Our mission is to preserve the beauty and history of the Braxton Lee Homestead.

—Braxton Lee Homestead Foundation, Inc., June 1, 2018

This property has a rich story to tell and we intend to be excellent stewards of this gem and its history and leave a legacy for our future residents.

Donate

The quickest and easiest way is to donate securely online via PayPal by clicking the DONATE button below.
Drop off or mail a check to:

Braxton Lee Homestead Foundation
PO Box 632
Ashland City, TN 37015

Please be sure your name, address, and phone number
is written on your check.

deliver CASH and check
donations in person to:

Pinnacle Bank
524 S Main St.
Ashland City, TN 37015

Please make sure the teller knows it’s for the Braxton Lee Homestead Foundation, and remember to get a deposit receipt.

Our 501 © (3) Status!

As of June 1, 2018, we were officially registered as a non-profit corporation in the State of TN as “The Braxton Lee Homestead Foundation”.

Our CPA has filed the paperwork with the IRS to grant us federal tax-exempt status: 501©(3). It typically takes months for the IRS to approve an application, and therefore, for your donation to be considered tax-deductible.

While we are confident we will achieve that status, you should know that there is a small risk it could be denied. However, with the tax law changes, this will likely only matter to those who itemize deductions above $24,000 this year for couple ($12,000 for individuals). If this is important to you, please email us at braxtonleehomestead@gmail.com and we will work with you as best we can.

Thank you!