“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

"Charles Egbert Craddock"

0.3 mi.

"Charles Egbert Craddock" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
1. "Charles Egbert Craddock" Marker
Inscription.  Mary Noailles Murfree, who later became a prominent authoress under this pen-name, was born at "Grantlands," whose site is now marked by a large pine tree, Jan. 24, 1850. Educated at the Nashville Female Academy, later in Philadelphia, her first work was published in 1874, her last posthumously in 1930. She died in Murfreesboro, July 31, 1922.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 59.)
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.
Location. 35° 51.335′ N, 86° 24.182′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 41) and Medical Center Parkway, 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 walking distance of this marker. Murfreesborough (approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain William Lytle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rutherford County
"Charles Egbert Craddock" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Marsteller
2. "Charles Egbert Craddock" Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); They Passed This Way (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Lytle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle at Stones River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Redoubt Brannan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fortress Rosecrans (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Regarding "Charles Egbert Craddock". Nashville Female Academy- 1816
The Nashville Female Academy opened in 1816 with Dr. C. D. Elliott as its conductor. Dr. Berry principled the school for several years, during which time Margaret Jane May, Ann, and Elizabeth Overton attended the academy. When Dr. Berry resigned, Rev. Hume presided until his death in 1833 after which Rev. Robert Lapsley oversaw about 200 students with a little over 70 in the boarding house. The school saw hard times during the Civil War and closed soon afterwards.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Mary Noailles Murfree
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,200 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on November 19, 2016, by Jennifer Konstant of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Photos:   1. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   2. submitted on February 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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