“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

“Charles Egbert Craddock”

"Charles Egbert Craddock" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
1. "Charles Egbert Craddock" Marker
Inscription. Mary Noailles Murfree, who later became a prominent authoress under this pen-name, was born at "Grantlands," whose site is now marked by a large pine tree, Jan. 24, 1850. Educated at the Nashville Female Academy, later in Philadelphia, her first work was published in 1874, her last posthumously in 1930. She died in Murfreesboro, July 31, 1922. (Marker Number 3A 59.)
Location. 35° 51.335′ N, 86° 24.182′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 41) and West Lokely Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. They Passed This Way (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle at Stones River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Redoubt Brannan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bum Proof Stockade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Waging War by Rail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Toil and Mud (approx. half a mile away); Covered by Cross Fires (approx. half a mile away); Living Under the Guns (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Regarding "Charles Egbert Craddock". Nashville Female Academy- 1816
The Nashville Female Academy opened in 1816 with Dr. C. D. Elliott as its conductor. Dr. Berry principled the school for several years, during which time Margaret Jane May, Ann, and Elizabeth Overton attended the academy. When Dr. Berry resigned, Rev. Hume presided until his death in 1833 after which Rev. Robert Lapsley oversaw about 200 students with a little over 70 in the boarding house. The school saw hard times during the Civil War and closed soon afterwards.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Mary Noailles Murfree
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
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