Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education • Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 35° 50.996′ N, 86° 23.366′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of North Spring Street and East Bell Street, on the right when traveling north on North Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 N Sprint St, Murfreesboro TN 37130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Smith Sanders, M. D. (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soule College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Childress-Ray House / Sarah Childress Polk (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grantland Rice (approx. Ό mile away); Murfreesboro Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Original Courthouse Step (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rutherford County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Regarding Collier-Lane-Crichlow House. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
The house was the residence of four Murfreesboro mayors. Ingram B. Collier was the first to live there. He served as mayor from 1872-1873, and was also the first cashier and founder of the First National Bank of Murfreesboro and a prominent cotton broker in the community. The second mayor was Newton B. Collier, who served as a colonel in the Commissary Department of the Confederate States army during the War Between the States. After the war he was a director of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad and held the office of mayor of Murfreesboro from 1878-1879. James H. Crichlow, Jr. was the third and most prominent mayor to reside at the Collier-Lane-Crichlow House; he served as mayor from 1900-1909. He remained a man of influence and prestige in Rutherford County for many years. He was president of the Board of Education when the first Murfreesboro High School was built in 1917 on Maple Street and earlier was the city's postmaster. Crichlow
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