Oaklands Mansion Marker

Oaklands Mansion was constructed by Dr. James Maney in 1824 on land owned by Colonel Hardy Murfree. In 1862, Nathan Bedford Forrest drove Federal forces to surrender control of Murfreesboro at this site. Sponsored by the Tennessee Historical Commission, the Oaklands Mansion marker was erected by the State Highway Department and dedicated June 3, 1965 to honor both Dr. Maney and the military victory of Nathan B. Forrest. A ceremony took place that included the attendance of the mayor of Murfreesboro, the county judge, representatives from the Oaklands Association, and individuals from the Tennessee Historical Commission. Due to a highway construction project along US Highway 41 (Broad Street) and Maney Avenue, the marker was moved further down the highway to its current location. Oaklands Mansion presents itself as a notable site that spotlights the military successes of Confederate soldiers based in Murfreesboro during the Civil War.