County Courthouse, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Built 1859.
The home known as
'Boxwood' (located at 2555 Salem Pike) was so named after Thomas Turner
planted the first boxwood bushes in Rutherford County in the 1840's.
June 17, 2013,
7PM at the Rutherford County Archive Building, 435 Rice Street
originally scheduled speaker is unable to be present, therefore,
Denise Carlton has graciously consented to fill in with a report on
the history of APTA [Association for the Preservation of Tennessee
Antiquities] with an emphasis on Rutherford County. APTA members
have been involved in identifying, preserving and marking historic
structures in the State of Tennessee. She has many slides to show
and we will have an excellent program, so do plan to attend.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE FOR
July 15, 2013 Meeting:
would be the night of our July meeting. However, we have shifted the
date to (see below…)
Saturday, July 22, 2013, 11 am - 2 pm for a FISH FRY:
July 15, 2013 Meeting:
July meeting will be our regular summer fish fry, but with a twist.
Instead of having the fish fry at its normal location (Bubba
Woodfin's house), we will join APTA for a dedication of the
Fosterville Church of Christ in south Rutherford County. Bubba
Woodfin will continue to supply fried fish and we bring the SIDES,
but the Fosterville Church of Christ will offer a program concerning
its 127 year history and guided tours of the building.
afternoon will conclude with a marker placement at the site. Plenty
of ice cold air conditioning and indoor dining will be available for
those wishing to escape the July sun. The physical address is
11649 Fosterville-Bell Buckle Road. A detailed map will
appear in the July Frow Chips.. In the meantime please
click here for a Google map.
From the President:
By Robert Mullins, President
YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE !
The RCHS is being recognized more and more as a
catalyst for the preservation of our history. Some of our
charter members have been acknowledged for their efforts to preserve
several of our land marks for future generations. Today the
Oaklands Mansion, Sam Davis Home, Readyville Mill, Murfreesboro Old
City Cemetery, and others are recognized for their facilities and
accommodations for weddings, special events, political rallies,
etc., all because someone cared.
The Arnette family saw the RCHS as the best way to
honor Mr. C.B. Arnette and to make the best use of the Ransom School
Property. Because of the dedication and commitment of our
current members to research and confirm the past, new and younger
members continue to accept the challenge to identify, research and
preserve past events and personalities that have made us who we are
and the quality of life that we enjoy.
Recently, we paid tribute to Alice Ray and Ernie
Johns as charter members and their contributions to RCHS. On
May 18, we recognized David Vaughn and family members for the
preservation and restoration of the Kelton cemetery.
Rep. Mike Sparks has
identified the burial site for Dewitt Jobe as a place of concern to
be properly marked as a place of respect for his valor and service
to the Confederate Army. Just recently, an editorial in the
DNJ identified the need for some cosmetic care to the Old City
Cemetery by replacing the current commercial fencing with a more
appropriate style used today as a demonstration of homage paid to
our forefathers settling in Murfreesborough and Rutherford County.
The RCHS was identified as an organization that could make this
I share this with you to say Thank You for each of
your past efforts and to encourage you to continue your work to
preserve the past for future generations. You are a member of
an organization, RCHS, that is making a difference. Let’s keep
the historical flame aglow.
Go RCHS members !