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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Original Church of Christ Congregations Stand Tall Today

September/October 2019, Froe Chips , by Susan Harber The Church of Christ in Rutherford County has a primitive genesis that is engaging to study. Two churches that caught my eye immersed in the authentic chronicles of an olden chapter of time include Christiana and Mars Hill Church of Christ. To…

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Medlock Baptism on the Stones River near Salem Pike

July 23, 2019, Bill Jakes From Bill Jakes: “I was given this wonderful photo by a cousin today. It was supposedly taken shortly after a family member’s funeral so it is believed to be from April of 1947. The preacher who performed these creek baptisms was Woodrow Medlock.”

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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…

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Eagleville Baptist Continues to Shine with Rich History

May 1, 2019, Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal Eagleville Baptist Church on 159 Church Street is immersed in rich history of paramount significance. Baptisms, burials, weddings, gospel meetings, and deep friendships were a mainstay for this close-knit house of worship. A Tennessee historical marker is erected on the grounds…

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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…

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