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

Murfreesborough

 
 
Murfreesborough Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 14, 2020
1. Murfreesborough Marker
Inscription.  In 1811 the Tennessee state legislature appointed town commissioners to select the site for a new Rutherford County seat to replace Jefferson, the county's first county seat. The site was selected in 1812 by the commissioners. The proposed new town was originally named Cannonsburgh, but was changed to Murfreesborough before the town commissioners began their deliberations. The town was named for Colonel Hardy Murfree, the hero of the Battle of Stony Point during the Revolutionary War. A portion of the original 60 acres for Murfreesboro was made available by Captain William Lytle from land he was granted by Tennessee in 1809. The balance came from the estate of Hardy Murfree. The Tennessee General Assembly convened in Murfreesborough from 1818 to 1826. The name spelling was shortened to Murfreesboro during Reconstruction.
 
Erected 2016 by MTE Sharing Change; Tennessee Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
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35° 51.029′ N, 86° 24.033′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker can be reached from Northwest Broad Street (U.S. 41) north of Memorial Boulevard (State Highway 96), on the left when traveling north. 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 (a few steps from this marker); Captain William Lytle (a few steps from this marker); William Lytle (within shouting distance of this marker); Fortress Rosecrans (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Charles Egbert Craddock" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Defense of Fortress Rosecrans (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.
 
More about this marker. Marker located in Lytle family cemetery.
 
Murfreesborough Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 14, 2020
2. Murfreesborough Marker
Marker is on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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