Rutherford County / Murphreesboro

Rutherford County / Murphreesboro (HMHBM)

Location: Murfreesboro, TN 37127 Rutherford County
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N 35° 46.676', W 86° 24.08'

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Rutherford County
Established 1803; named in honor of
Maj. Gen. Griffith Rutherford
of the Revolutionary Army; appointed by President Washington as a Member of the Legislature for the Southwest Territory, which later became the State of Tennessee.

First settlers came in 1799; the settlement was first named Cannonsburg. It was actualy 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.
Marker Number3A 65
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 10:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 554107 N 3959483
Decimal Degrees35.77793333, -86.40133333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 46.676', W 86° 24.08'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 46' 40.56" N, 86° 24' 4.80" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1505-3051 Shelbyville Hwy, Murfreesboro TN 37127, US
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