Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Black Fox Camp Spring

Marker ID: THC 3A 162
Location: is at the intersection of Murfreesboro Highway (U.S. 41) and Red Mile Road, Murfreesboro, TN
County: Rutherford
Coordinates: N 35° 48.199    W 086° 21.85
  35.80331666    -86.36416666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4171


1/2 mi. east were the hunting grounds of Cherokee Chief Black Fox, Inali. On Sept. 7, 1794, Ore's Expedition overpowered Black Box at the spring. According to legend, to avoid capture Black Fox leaped into the spring and emerged from Murfree Spring, 3 mil