Rutherford County Cemeteries Driving Tour Brochure

Several historical preservation organizations collaborated on this brochure including: Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, Rutherford County Historical Society, Rutherford County Archives, Rutherford County OIT/GIS, and Bradley Academy Museum & Cultural Center.

Continue reading

Brackin School

Compiled from ‘Rutherford County Schools to 1972’ by the Rutherford County Historical Society, published 1986 BRACKIN SCHOOL fl. 1878 was located on the south side of the old Jefferson Pike, near the railroad, and in the area now known as the Smyrna Air Base. The site of the school and…

Continue reading

Cedar Grove School

Compiled from ‘Rutherford County Schools to 1972’ by the Rutherford County Historical Society, published 1986 CEDAR GROVE SCHOOL before 1897-1936 was located in the area between the old Nashville Highway and the present Interstate Highway. It was on the east side of Cedar Grove Road about one-half mile north of…

Continue reading

Revitalizing Ransom

June 13, 2005, Doug Davis, The Daily News Journal Historic group plans to revive former private school on Academy A historic preservation group is hoping to restore an 1800s brick home on North Academy Street – the Eliza Ransom Private School – and fill it with classrooms of children once…

Continue reading

Plans FINALIZED To Develop 1-Square Block Downtown

June 28, 2019, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) The City of Murfreesboro finalized the closing Friday (6/28/2019) with One East College, LLC on downtown property for the area’s first mixed-use development. The development, on property known as the former First United Methodist Church location, will incorporate office, residential, retail, restaurant, and hotel…

Continue reading

National Register of Historic Places – Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church

November 1, 2018, National Register of Historic Places The ‘National Register’ is a phenomenal source of information regarding historic homes.  Search their database and you will find 49 properties as of November 1, 2018. The following ‘Register’ entry is dated February 27, 1995: The Allen Chapel A.M.E. stands immediately east…

Continue reading

Miss (Eliza) Ransom, 70, dies last night

(Published October 28, 2018) The Daily News Journal, September 20, 1935 (Ed. note:  Miss Eliza Ransom and sister Belle Ransom operated the Ransom School at 717 North Academy Street, Murfreesboro, for more than 40 years.  Today, the RCHS is honored to care and use the old Ransom School House as…

Continue reading

Historic church sale coming soon to council

October 11, 2018, Scott Broden, the Daily News Journal Investors seeking a $70 million mixed-use redevelopment of the historic former First United Methodist Church will enter into a $1.8 million purchase agreement with the Murfreesboro City Council, officials said. ‘They are ready to spend some money,’ Assistant City Manager Gary Whitaker told the council during a Wednesday…

Continue reading