Geographic Center of Tennessee Historic Marker

Marker Text:

"In 1834, the State of Tennessee 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 Governor James Knox Polk wanted it moved to Murfreesboro. In 1976, 1/2 mile northeast on Old Lascassas Road, an obelisk was placed by the Rutherford County Historical Society at the state's geographic center."