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

Tollgate

 
 
Tollgate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
1. Tollgate Marker
Inscription. Entering Cannonsburgh you cross Town Creek by way of an early iron bridge. This is the first iron bridge ever constructed in Rutherford County and it originally crossed Stewart Creek.

From 1804 to about the time of World War I, every road out of Murfreesboro, except one, was a turnpike. Tollgates were placed along these turnpikes where fees known as 'pikage' were collected. Each gate was operated by a family who lived in the tollgate house.
 
Location. 35° 50.646′ N, 86° 23.772′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on 312 S Front Street. Touch for map. Located in the Cannonsburgh Village. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rio Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Leeman House (within shouting distance of this marker); One-Room Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); University House (within shouting distance of this marker); 1900s Telephone Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Loom House (One-Room Log Cabin)

Tollgate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
2. Tollgate Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Doctor's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Country Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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