Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Obelisk - Geographic Center of Tennessee

Tennessee borders eight other states, and this is the spot to be if you want to be as far away from them as possible. An obelisk, erected in 1976, marks the location.
Address:
Old Lascassas Hwy, Murfreesboro, TN
Directions:
Northeast side of the city. In a tiny park on the east side of Old Lascassas Hwy, just north of Hazelwood St. and about a half-mile north of the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.
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Center of Tennessee.

Obelisk - Geographic Center of Tennessee

How often are roadside attractions tied into one's own mortality, especially if you desire a six pack of beer or Funyuns? The obelisk is off the highway, across from an apartment complex. It is tied to Davis' Market (also located in Murfreesboro) in urban lore. The market is said to be the center of the universe, and all who enter the market are destined to die in Murfreesboro.

The way to break the "curse" is to urinate on the obelisk. I am proud to say the marker does not reek of piss.

[Darren And Donna, 07/14/2014]

Center of Tennessee.

Obelisk - Geographical Center of Tennessee

The center of Tennessee is marked by this statue called the Obelisk. Located in Murfreesboro.

[Jessica Hunter, 11/24/2013]

Obelisk.

Obelisk - Geographic Center of Tennessee

In Murfreesboro lies the "Geographic Center of Tennessee". There is a sign and everything. Oh, and Murfreesboro's claim to fame is the fact that is was the Capitol of Tennessee for 8 years, until it got moved to Nashville.

[Brenden K. Kjar, 04/08/1998]

June 2011: Photo added. A tall obelisk was erected to mark the Geographic Center of Tennessee in 1976. Its plaque was later stolen and was eventually replaced.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Hank Williams Jr. Monday Night Football JukeboxHank Williams Jr. Monday Night Football Jukebox, Murfreesboro, TN - 2 mi.
World's Largest Cedar BucketWorld's Largest Cedar Bucket, Murfreesboro, TN - 2 mi.
Renaissance-Lover's CastleRenaissance-Lover's Castle, Arrington, TN - 14 mi.
In the region:
Country Music Museum: Gaudy Relics, Nashville, TN - 31 mi.

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