Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Murfreesboro



Marker ID: THC 3A 69
Location: U.S. 231, Rutherford County, in Murfreesboro, south city limits
County: Rutherford
Coordinates:   
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

First settler 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.


Notes:

Identical marker, 3A 65 on north city limits