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Beautiful Star of Bethlehem written in Rutherford County

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Pastor Murray Mathis and wife Loretta Mathis.

Frank Caperton, Rutherford County Historical Society, December 24, 2015

Perhaps my favorite Christmas song is an old gospel/Bluegrass song titled ‘Beautiful Star of Bethlehem’.  I’m certain you too have heard this song hundreds of times and never realized the song’s connection with Rutherford County.

Please click here and enjoy a most amazing story about this wonderful song.


FREE DOWNLOAD!:
Rutherford County, Tennessee Pioneers

That’s right – Publication 52 “Rutherford County, Tennessee Pioneers born before 1800” Susan G. Daniel (2003) is now available as a searchable PDF file.

‘Pioneers’ contains information on more than 6,500 individuals. ‘Pioneers’ has been completely updated with new names and information!

Click here to download your copy of ‘Pioneers’


‘Coffee and Conversation’ each Saturday morning from 9AM-noon at the historic Ransom School House, 717 North Academy Street, Murfreesboro, TN

That’s right, each Saturday morning – unless otherwise noted – we enjoyed hosting ‘Coffee & Conversation’ at the Ransom School House, 717 North Academy Street, from 9AM-noon.

Please join us each Saturday morning from 9AM-noon at the Ransom School House, 717 North Academy Street for ‘Coffee & Conversation’.


Rutherford Reflections is out!

Yes, the fourth (and latest) installment of Greg Tucker’s exceedingly popular series relating to Rutherford County history is available at the Ransom School House Museum, 717 North Academy Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Come purchase you copy each Saturday morning between 9AM-noon (unless otherwise noted) for only $20.00 for members, $24.00 for non-members.

By the way, did you know membership in the RCHS is only $25 a year?  We’ll even include a copy of our popular ‘Pictures and the Stories they Tell’, a $45 value, as an added bonus.

I have a better idea: join the RCHS for $25, THEN purchase a copy of ‘Rutherford Reflections’ for only $45!!!(*) for both!  (Click here for details)


Our Rutherford County Archive

Please click on the above logo to visit the Rutherford County Archive site.

Please click on the above logo to visit the Rutherford County Archive site.

The Archives’ staff can assist you with researching county government records, genealogy requests, historical property information, class assignments, and so much more.

Information and/or requests concerning actual copies of court records may be obtained from the Rutherford County Archives, 435 Rice Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130, (615) 867-4609 or http://www.rutherfordcountytn.gov/archives/index.htm


Rutherford County Historical Society Officers:

President: Frank Caperton
Vice-President: Margie Weatherford
Secretary: Bonnie Black
Treasurer: Gwendolyn Hopkins Boyd
Program Chairmen: Dr. E. C. Tolbert
Editor: Susan G. Daniel
Web Master: Frank Caperton

Board Members:

James “Toby” Francis
Vicki Norton
Greg Tucker
Allen Gooch
Joyce Johnson

Rutherford County Historical Society Chairmanships

Museum Coordinator:  Gwen Boyd
Chairman of Committees:  Jeff Adcock
Landscape Chairman:  E.C. Tolbert
Publication Chairman:  Vicki Norton


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