Historic Markers Across Tennessee


Marker ID: THC 3A 67
Location: U.S. 70S, Rutherford County, at Rutherford Boulevard
County: Rutherford
Waymark: None


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 Hardy Murfree, a Revolutionary veteran of Williamson County. From June, 1818, through April, 1826, it was the capital of the state.