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

Murfreesboro

 
 
Murfreesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
1. Murfreesboro Marker
Inscription.  First settlers came in 1799; the settlement was first named Cannonsburg. It was actually founded in 1811 on land donated by Capt. William Lytle, who stipulated that the town should be named for Hardee Murfree, a Revolutionary veteran of Williamson County. From June, 1818 through April, 1828, it was the capital of the state.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 68.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
 
Location. 35° 49.318′ N, 86° 22.51′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 41) and Parkview Trace, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holloway High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Murfree Spring (approx. 1.3 miles away);
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Into the Modern Era (approx. 1.3 miles away); A More Healthy Community (approx. 1.3 miles away); A Progressive City (approx. 1.3 miles away); Building a Victorian City (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dr. James Robert Patterson (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Occupied Town in War and Reconstruction (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Also see . . .  Murfreesboro. (Submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Murfreesboro Marker South side of town image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
2. Murfreesboro Marker South side of town
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 849 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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