Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Geographic Center of Tennessee

Marker ID: THC 3A 166
Location: at the intersection of Greenland Drive and Lascassas Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN
County: Rutherford
Coordinates: N 35° 51.251    W 086° 21.98
  35.85418333    -86.36633333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMT485


In 1834, the State of TN hired Professor James Hamilton to find its geographic center in order to locate the state capital as near as possible to the center of the state. However, certain circumstances and politics left the capital in Nashville, although