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American Civil War history
Murfreesboro is a city in Tennessee known for its American Civil War history. Stones River National Battlefield sits next to Stones River Cemetery, where over 6,000 Union soldiers are buried. The restored Oaklands Mansion is a former plantation house with an arboretum and gardens. Cannonsburgh Village showcases regional history from the 1830s to the 1930s, with buildings including a schoolhouse and general store.
Naming of Murfreesboro
According to Murfreesbro Government, The General Assembly named the new town Cannonsburgh, honoring Newton Cannon, a young politician in Williamson County, but upon Captain Lytle's request, changed the name to Murfreesboro one month later. The naming was in memory of Lytle's friend, Colonel Hardy Murfree. In 1817, Murfreesboro was recognized as an official city by the State Legislature and, in 1818, was named the capital of Tennessee because of its central location. However, Nashville regained the title as the state capital in 1826.