Historic Markers Across Tennessee

James Daniel Richardson

Marker ID: THC 3A 212
Location: On E Main St at S Academy St, Murfreesboro TN
County: Rutherford
Coordinates: N 35° 50.723    W 086° 23.329
  35.84538333    -86.38881666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMRZGQ


James Daniel Richardson

Side 1:
In 1901 Richardson attained the rank of Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite Masonry, Southern Jurisdiction, and served until his death on July 25, 1914. A rare midnight Knights Kadosh funeral service was held for him at the Central Christian Church in Murfreesboro.

Side 2:
From 1868 to 1914, the residence of James Daniel Richardson stood on this corner. He served as an officer in the 45th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, CSA, and was wounded at Resaaca, Georgia. At age 22 he returned to Murfreesboro, became an attorney, and later won election to the Tennessee General Assembly, where he served from 1870 to 1876. He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1885 to 1905.

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