Soule College, 1851-1917

SOULE COLLEGE 1851-1917 was located on Depot Street to the east of the present MTEMC building on the south side of Maple Street. It was on the site of the old Methodist Church and is shown on the 1878 Beers Map. The college was named for Methodist Bishop Soule of…

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Union University, 1848-1873

UNION UNIVERSITY 1848-1873 was organized by Charter February 5, 1842 by the Baptist General Association of Tennessee and the Tennessee Baptist Educational Society and was located first in Somerville, Tennessee. It moved to Murfreesboro in 1848. The campus is shown on the Beers Map of 1878. On December 4, 1847,…

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City Cafe Closing after 120 years in Business

November 12, 2020, WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, Tennessee A staple of Murfreesboro is closing its doors after 120-years. The City Cafe will close for good on Saturday. The restaurant is owned by Rollin and Teresa Kellogg. The announcement was made Wednesday on their Facebook page. They say they tried to hang…

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1926 Campus School

The Homer Pittard Campus School has been the ‘training school’ for future educators from Middle Tennessee State University since 1911. Please click here and enjoy more information concerning the Campus School.

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Mary Ellen Vaughn Marking

October 31, 2020 Mary Ellen Vaughn was one tough lady. Born February 24, 1893 near Montgomery, Alabama, Mary Ellen Vaughn moved to Murfreesboro as a young lady to become a force in the local early civil rights movement. From The Murfreesboro Post: “Mary Ellen Vaughn was an entrepreneur and skilled…

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Vaughn’s Training School, (Black) 1933-1951

VAUGHN’S TRAINING SCHOOL BLACK 1933-1951 was located in the home of Mary Ellen Vaughn on the east side of South Highland Street in Murfreesboro. The site is now the intersection of Vaughn Street and South Highland Ave. Mary Ellen Vaughn, a graduate of Tuskegee College in Alabama and the holder…

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Mary Ellen Vaughn Honored With TN Historical Marker

October 31, 2020, Murfreesboro City TV, Michael Linn White Mary Ellen Vaughn’s legacy is honored with the unveiling of a Tennessee Historical Marker at the site where her home once stood. Vaughn was a journalist, nurse, teacher, and advocate for women and African Americans.

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Confederate Reunion, September 25, 1928

Compliments of the Library of Congress Photograph shows group portrait of UCV Tennessee Division veterans wearing badges and uniforms with their wives; Civil War veteran Sergeant Harry Rene Lee of Co. K, 34th Mississippi Infantry Regiment stands at far left.

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The Murfreesboro Seminary for Girls, 1886 – 1890

MURFREESBORO SEMINARY 1886-1890 was a school for young ladies and children. It was a private school held in the McFadden home at 502 North Maple Street in Murfreesboro. The Beers Map of 1878 shows that to be the residence of J. C. McFadden. The L-shaped building was a two-story log…

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The Murfreesboro Female Seminary, 1835 – ???

MURFREESBOROUGH FEMALE SEMINARY January 1835 – ??? was inMurfreesboro, District 13. It has been written that the school was located at 123 East College Street on the corner where medical offices are today. That site, however, was the home of Robert Wendel who bought the historic house in 1855 from…

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The Mooney School for Boys, 1902-1908

The MOONEY SCHOOL FOR BOYS 1902-1908 was located on the south side of East Main Street with buildings west of the present Second Avenue. It was founded by William Dromgoole Mooney who came to Murfreesboro from Franklin where he and Mr. Wall had founded Battle Ground Academy. On June 12,…

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