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Beersheba Springs in Grundy County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mary Noailles Murfree

1850-1922

 
 
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By Tom Gillard, December 27, 2009
1. Mary Noailles Murfree Marker
Inscription.  Described as "Tennessee's foremost woman writer of fiction." she used the pen name Charles Egbert Craddock for over thirty years. The Tennessee mountains and the Civil War were used as the settings for her novels and short stories, and she gathered material during summers spent here in her youth and early adult years. Her first major work was published in 1878, and she continued to write until 1914.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 42.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
 
Location. 35° 27.905′ N, 85° 39.38′ W. Marker is in Beersheba Springs, Tennessee, in Grundy County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Route 56 and Dahlgron Street, on the left when traveling east on State Route 56. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beersheba Springs TN 37305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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By Tom Gillard, December 27, 2009
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Beersheba Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grundy County Confederate Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Altamont, Tennessee World War Veterans Memorial (approx. 4˝ miles away); In Memory of LTJG William (Billy) E. Stulce (approx. 4˝ miles away); Korean and Vietnam Conflicts Memorial (approx. 4˝ miles away); a different marker also named Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid (approx. 4˝ miles away); Northcutts Cove Chapel (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beersheba Springs.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. "Charles Egbert Craddock"
 
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3. Charles Egbert Craddock
Mary Noailles Murfree
From American Authors by Mildred Lewis Rutherford, 1894.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,279 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   3. submitted on January 15, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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