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4. Murfreesboro

The geographical center of Tennessee is Murfreesboro.

How do we know this……

In 1834, the State of Tennessee hired professor James Hamilton 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 Governor James Knox Polk wanted it moved to Murfreesboro. In 1976, 1/2 mile northeast on Old Lacassas Road, an obelisk was placed by the Rutherford county Historical Society at the state’s geographic center.

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Andrea Hinds
Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.