Snowy Day on North Maple Street

January 11, 2021 by Local Historian Bill Jakes FROM BILL JAKES: “On a snowy day, much like today (ed. January 11, 2021), photographer Lee Lively took a stroll around town and snapped a few pictures. This photo was taken on North Maple Street, near the present day Rutherford County health…

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First Lady Sarah Polk has Deep Roots in Murfreesboro

September 28, 2020, Susan Harber, Local Historian Rutherford County bequeathed an elegant and sophisticated future president’s wife in the emergence of Sarah Childress Polk. She was named for her maternal grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitsitt (1746-1831), who was born in British Colonial America. Sarah served as a respected and fascinating First…

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Hillcrest was Remarkable Historical Home in Murfreesboro

July 5, 2020, Susan Harber, The Daily news Journal Hillcrest is a notable historical home referred to as ‘Crest’ and ‘Crestland.’ The plantation home was built most likely in the early 1830s and stood tall for Murfreesboro resident Legrand Carney, a wealthy man. The home lay between present-day North Maple…

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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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Marymont Photo Day

May 29, 2020 RCHS Volunteers Frank Caperton and Brett Garner For a wonderful article regarding Marymont Mansion, please click here. RCHS volunteers Frank Caperton and Brett Garner stopped by the Marymont Mansion on Rucker Lane, just west of Murfreesboro and got a few pics…

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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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Hillcrest, also known as, The Crest

March 3, 2020, March/April Froe Chips, written and researched by Barry Lamb “It was in this home, with its red brick walls and tall white columns, that five hundred persons attended what has been called the ‘most beautiful wedding celebration ever held in Murfreesboro’.” These words, written by Mary Boddie…

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A Day at ‘Springfield’

April 30, 2018, Frank Caperton, Rutherford County Historical Society Springfield is located on Manson Pike, just west of the I-24 and Medical Center Parkway. Springfield was built in 1805 by Gen. John Hunter Smith of Revolutionary War fame. During the Civil War, Federal soldiers were quartered in the west side…

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