Historic Markers Across Tennessee


Marker ID: THC 3A 64
Location: is on Broad Street (U.S. 41), Murfreesboro, TN
County: Rutherford
Coordinates: N 35° 52.444    W 086° 25.297
  35.87406666    -86.42161666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3XV3


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.