Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Murfreesboro



Marker ID: THC 3A 68
Location: at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 41) and Parkview Trace, Murfreesboro, TN
County: Rutherford
Coordinates: N 35° 49.318    W 086° 22.51
  35.82196666    -86.37516666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

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.