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Stockley Davis House/ Harpeth Home/ Fairmount

The Davis House was located at 2163 Old Natchez Trace in Old Town.

Stokely Davis built it in 1850 as a 2 story frame Greek Revival home. Davis was wed twice: Ann Hartgroves in 1821 and to Eveline Evans in 1836.

Five years later, in 1855, he sold to John Houston Hill (1814-1896) and Susan E. Hughes Hill with 300 acres. They wed in 1842. Hill married his first wife Susan A. Cox Hill from Franklin (1820-1840) in 1839. During the Hill era, the property became known as Harpeth Home. The Hill family farmed and raised stock for a living.

In 1896, their son Thomas “T. R.” Hill inherited and owned Harpeth and lived there into the early 1900s.

About 1965, Everett A. Covington, Jr. (1926-2013) and Jeanne Melton Covington purchased the property and called it Fairmount. Covington was a president of Security Federal Savings and Loan as well as a board member of the Harpeth Valley Utility District. Ms. Covington died about 2004. Their children, Everett S. and Martha A. Covington, Lucy Covington and Margie Encke inherited the home. The home burned in 2014 leaving a 260 acre farm. NRHP 1988/ removed 2015

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