Squirrel Hill School, (Black) 1910-1944

SQUIRREL HILL SCHOOL BLACK 1910’s-1944 was on the west side of the Hall’s Hill-Kittrell Road and about one mile south of the Hall’s Hill store. Land for the school, which was also called HALL’S HILL BLACK, was givenby Jim T. Richardson. The schoolhouse was a one-room frame building with one…

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Second Historic Property Gets Tax Abatement

The Rutherford County Historic Property Review Board has recently approved the tax abatement application for the historic home of Alan and Beth Morris at 406 North Academy Street in Murfreesboro. The antebellum (1857) original structure is now undergoing extensive renovation and addition. Identified as the H. B. Crockett home on…

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Glorianna School, 1900-1941

GLORIANNA SCHOOL 1900-1941 was on the Wilson side of the Rutherford-Wilson County line with the playground on the Rutherford side. It was on the north side of the Oregon Road and three miles east of the Cainesville Pike. The GLORIANNA SCHOOL took the place of the OREGON SCHOOL. E. S.…

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Bethel School (Black), 1900-1967

BETHEL SCHOOL BLACK 1900-1967 a Rosenwald school, was first located on land which joined Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on Holly Grove Road. The land was donated to Rutherford County by the United Sons of Relief Lodge. BETHEL SCHOOL was preceded by CRAWFORD SCHOOL inthe area. The second location of…

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North Maney Avenue Home First to Qualify for Tax Abatement

May 8, 2020, Greg Tucker, Rutherford County Historian Congratulations to RCHS Secretary Bonnie Black! Her home at 513 North Maney Avenue, Murfreesboro, is the first historic property approved under the new Rutherford County Historic Properties Tax Abatement program. The Maney Avenue home, known as the Fulghum-Nuell House, is in one…

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Jefferson School, 1850-1878

JEFFERSON SCHOOL 1850-1878 was on the south side of Jefferson Pike and east of the village. It was near the old Ridley or Davis flour mill and on a lotwhich had been owned by Robert Weakley. The site is indicated on the Beers Map of 1878. The one-room building was…

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Greenwood School (aka ‘Seed Tick’) 1878-c1922

GREENWOOD SCHOOL, sometimes called SEED TICK 1878-c 1922, in the old fifth and new first District was first on a farm owned by Caleb Swain on Lamar Road about one mile north of the present Jefferson Pike. It was near the Fall Creek. GREENWOOD SCHOOL was next located about one-half…

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First United Methodist Church celebrates 200 years!

March 26, 2020, Jason Reynolds The Murfreesboro Post First United Methodist Church is celebrating its bicentennial throughout this year, with activities including tours at its original downtown sites and the Windrow Campground, where a revival once broke out in Rutherford County. “Two-hundred years is an extremely significant moment in the…

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