“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)


Oaklands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
1. Oaklands Marker
Inscription. This antebellum mansion, begun about 1824 by Dr. James Maney, is located 1 1/4 miles N. on land acquired by Col. Hardy Murfree in 1789. Subsequently enlarged, it is an excellent example of architectural transition from frontier dwelling to plantation home to town house. Famed as host to many notables of the state and nation, it was here on July 13, 1862, that Nathan B. Forrest received the surrender of Federal forces occupying Murfreesboro.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 92.)
Location. 35° 50.393′ N, 86° 23.26′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Broad Street (U.S. 41), on the left when traveling north. 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. Bradley Academy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Bradley Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Daniel Richardson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tennessee Baptist Convention (approx. 0.4 miles away); Morgan's Wedding (approx. half a mile away); Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid (approx. half a mile away); 1860s View of East Main Street (approx. half a mile away); Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Mary Noailles Murfree
Also see . . .  Hardee Murfree. Makes comments on his daughter, Mary Noailles Murfree. (Submitted on January 2, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 845 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. Photo   1. submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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