Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
James Daniel Richardson
From 1868 to 1914, the residence of James Daniel Richardson stood on this corner. He served as an officer in the 45th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, CSA, and was wounded at Resaca, Georgia. At age 22 he returned to Murfreesboro, became an attorney, and later won election to the Tennessee General Assembly, where he served from 1870 to 1876. He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1885 to 1905.
In 1901 Richardson attained the rank of Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite Masonry, Southern Jurisdiction, and served until his death on July 25, 1914. A rare midnight Knights Kadosh funeral service was held for him at the Central Christian Church in Murfreesboro.
Erected 2008 by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 212.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Government & Politics • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1884.
Location. 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 walking distance of this marker. Tennessee Baptist Convention (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Joseph Dickson (about 400 feet away); Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Casualties (about 400 feet away); The Presbyterian Church of Murfreesboro (about 400 feet away); State Capitol (about 500 feet away); Grantland Rice (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Morgan's Wedding (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 8, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.