Geographic Center of Tennessee

Geographic Center of Tennessee (HMHBF)

Location: Murfreesboro, TN 37130 Rutherford County
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N 35° 51.251', W 86° 21.98'

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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 Gov. James K. Polk wanted it moved to Murfreesboro. In 1976, 1/2 mile N.E. on Old Lascassas Rd. an obelisk was placed by the Rutherford County Historical Society at the state's geographic center.
Marker Number3A 166
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 2:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 557216 N 3967960
Decimal Degrees35.85418333, -86.36633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 51.251', W 86° 21.98'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 51' 15.06" N, 86° 21' 58.80" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1492-1560 Greenland Dr, Murfreesboro TN 37130, US
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