John Brabson established this ferry and plantation, now a private residence, in the late 1700s, and his sons operated them after his death. The farm was looted by Sevier County Unionists near the end of the Civil War, and most of the family fled, returning at the end of the 19th century to rebuild. The Brabson family still owns and manages this Century Farm, including two plantation homes and an
18th-century plank house.
Brabson's Ferry Plantation Ã‘”“s located ÃÂ°t the confluence ÃÂ¾f Boyds Creek ÃÂ°nd the French Broad River Ã‘”“n the Boyds Creek community ÃÂ° few miles northwest ÃÂ¾f Sevierville. State Highway 338 passes along the plantation's southern boundary, ÃÂ°nd Indian Warpath Road traverses Ã‘”“ts western section. The Brabson Cemetery Ã‘”“s located atop ÃÂ° steep hill wÃ‘”“th ÃÂ° sweeping view ÃÂ¾f the French Broad River ÃÂ¾n the north end ÃÂ¾f the plantation.
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