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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Captain William Lytle

February 17, 1755 - September 4, 1829

 
 
Captain William Lytle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 14, 2020
1. Captain William Lytle Marker
Inscription.  
William Lytle was born in Hillsboro, Orange County N.C. He was the son of Robert Lytle (1729-1774) and Sarah Mebane Lytle. At the age 21, he entered the military as Lieutenant, 5th Regiment of North Carolina Continental Line on April 16, 1776. He was promoted to Captain on February 28, 1779 and served with the 1st and 4th Regiments also in the North Carolina Continental Line. He served to the close of the Revolutionary War with his brother, Lt. Col. Archibald Lytle. Both Lytles we charter members of the North Carolina Society of Cincinnati at its founding at Hillsboro NC October 21, 1783. In the 1790's after the Revolutionary War Captain William Lytle moved with his wife Nancy Taylor Lytle and children to the Nashville area of what later became Tennessee. Captain Lytle and family were among the first settlers to permanently locate to the Murfreesboro area. Captain William Lytle personally selected this cemetery site, about 150 yards from his home. The cemetery property was donated to the Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution by Lytle G. Chambers and deeded October 6, 1976. Patriot Park was established at Lytle Cemetery by
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TNSSAR on April 16, 2011.
 
Erected by Tennessee Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 17, 1755.
 
Location. 35° 51.026′ N, 86° 24.038′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Memorial is on Northwest Broad Street (Tennessee Route 99) north of Memorial Boulevard (Tennessee Route 96), on the right when traveling south. Marker located in Lytle family cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 735 NW Broad St, Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rutherford County (here, next to this marker); Murfreesborough (a few steps from this marker); William Lytle (within shouting distance of this marker); Fortress Rosecrans (approx. 0.4 miles away); Defense of Fortress Rosecrans (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Charles Egbert Craddock" (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fortress Rosecrans (approx. 0.4 miles away); Living Under the Guns (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Captain William Lytle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 14, 2020
2. Captain William Lytle Marker
The Lytle family cemetery. Marker is the middle one.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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