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Smyrna in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Old Jefferson
 
Old Jefferson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
1. Old Jefferson Marker
 
Inscription. William Nash opened the first store here in 1803; first country courthouse was here in 1804, following first meeting of court at Thomas Rucker's house. It was a stopping place on the Georgia Road, & an important river port & trading post. In 1811, the county seat moved to Murfreesboro; thereafter, until 1815, the courthouse housed Jefferson Seminary of Learning.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 61.)
 
Location. 35° 59.727′ N, 86° 29.581′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of Nissan Parkway (U.S. 102) and Jeferson Pike (Tennessee Highway 266), on the right when traveling north on Nissan Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smyrna TN 37167, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wheeler's Raid around Rosecrans (here, next to this marker); The Sam Davis Boyhood Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Slave Cabins (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sam Davis Gravesite (approx. 0.6 miles away); Outbuildings (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sam Davis Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Sam Davis Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dewitt Smith Jobe (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Smyrna.
 
Old Jefferson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
2. Old Jefferson Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,400 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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