‘Grantlands’

July 1, 2021, Barry Lamb Grantlands, so named because of the grant of land on which the manor house was situated, was the ancestral home of the Dickinson and Murfree families. It was once located near the intersection of West Clark Boulevard and Hamilton Drive and it is believed that…

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RCHS Publication No. 7, 1976 (Summer)

Publication 6 Index – 1976 (Winter) The Anniversary of Two Churches by Moses Cranor, 1916Minutes of Hopewell Church, 1816-1821Records of Hopewell Church 1832-1833 by Laura Lou White CoffeyHistory of Stones River Presbyterian Church by Esther CouchHistory of Cripple Creek Presbyterian Church by Miss Pearl YoureeMilitia Order from Library of Congress…

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Patriot Grave Unmarked

June 18, 1972, The Daily News Journal, Rutherford County Archivist Henry G. Wray The Bicentennial of the American Revolution is only four short years away. Many of the Patriots lie in unmarked graves in Rutherford County. The Stones River Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are anxious to…

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Club presents Mr. Wray, Archivist

January 21, 1973, The Daily News Journal “Comments of the Archivist” will be Henry G. Wray’s topic when he speaks to the Women’s Club Monday, January 22. Mr. Wray is the Rutherford County Archivist. He will be presented by the Public Interest Department. Mrs. John Richmond is chairman. Mr. Wray…

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RCHS Publication No. 6, 1976 (Winter)

From Sue Ragland (1976) On December 17, 1970 the Rutherford County Historical Society was reorganized with eight people present. Since that time we have grown to over 150 members dedicated to preserving and publishing the history of Rutherford County for future generations to enjoy. Our publications have been subscribed to…

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A Tree that Witnessed History

July 1, 2021, Dr. Steven Murphree, President Sam Davis Memorial Association There are many mature trees on the campus of the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation, many that are well over 100 years old. Visitors to this historic site are attracted to the stately tulip or yellow poplars along…

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RCHS Field Trip to Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Station No. 4

Saturday, July 10, 2021 Saturday’s Rutherford County Field Trip was still another unqualified success thanks to super volunteer Carol Robertson White. White organized a trip for more than a dozen members and non-members of the Rutherford County Historical Society to dine at Firehouse Subs then tour Murfreesboro’s cutting-edge Fire Station…

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Ransom School boasts distinguished alumni

February 19, 1978, Gene Sloan, Rutherford County Archivist for the The Daily News Journal Perhaps no small private elementary school in Murfreesboro can claim more distinguished alumni than Ransom School, which was conducted from 1916 (ed. 1907) till 1930 at 717 North Academy Street (Murfreesboro). Miss Eliza Ransom operated the…

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RCHS Publication No. 5, 1975 (Summer)

From Fred Brigance (1975) It is our belief that one of the most significant contributions made by the Rutherford County HistoricalSociety is its continuing program of publications. It is also our belief that the Society’s membership fee of$5.00 is the best bargain offered by most any organization in our community.…

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RCHS Publication No. 4, 1974 (Winter)

The Rutherford County Historical Society gratefully acknowledges the efforts of those who provided material for Publication No. 4. These include: Henry G. Wray – County Archivist who spent countless hours in reading, copying, and arranging for publication the Rutherford County Census of 1810 . Miss Mary Hall – For preserving…

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RCHS Publication No. 3, 1974 (Summer)

The Rutherford County Historical Society gratefully acknowledges the contributions made to Publication No. 3 bythe following: The marriage records contained in our first three publications were originally abstracted by the Hardy Murfree Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. The Rutherford County Historical Society greatly appreciates the use of this material.…

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RCHS Publication No. 2, 1973 (Winter)

The Rutherford County Historical Society gratefully acknowledges the contributions made to Publication No. 2 bythe following: Henry G. Wray, Rutherford County ArchivistMary Hall, Retired-Unretired Middle Tennessee State University ProfessorMayor W. H. Westbrooks, City of MurfreesboroBen Hall McFarlin, Rutherford County Court ClerkErnie Johns, Past President of the Historical SocietyHomer Pittard, Rutherford…

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July 3, 2021 – Rockvale Ruritans 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2021, Rockvale, Tennessee Did you know the Rockvale Ruritans Club has been hosting the annual 4th of July Celebration since 1927? 2021 marked the 94th year of this piece of Americana. Hamburgers, ice cream, Kona Ice, barbeque, games and most of all, a sense of community. No ticket…

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RCHS Publication No. 1, 1973

1973, Miss Mary Hall People, Places, and Events make History. In wishing to preserve, and make easily accessible many facts concerning the rich heritage of Rutherford County, the Historical Society presents Volume I. Many hours of research into historical records have been spent in preparation for this volume, in order…

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A Country Store (1912-1914)

Rutherford County Historical Society Publication 2, 1978 (Selection from Jack R. Mankin’s “Autobiography” written for his children in which he describes his brother’s store and offers some nostalgic impressions of life as he remembers it in the surrounding communities of Mankinville and Dilton.) When I was a child–some eight or…

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Tour of the Rutherford County Archive Expansion

Monday, June 21, 2021, The Rutherford County Archive, 435 Rice Street What an informative evening! Rutherford County Archivist John Lodl of the Rutherford County Archives shared the history of our cutting-edge county Archive, the functions of the Archive and the importance of the Archive.

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