The McFadden-Eagleton-Kerr-Wilson-Spain Place

Researched and by Barry Lamb and Carol White, Froe Chip, March/April, 2021 The impressive Greek Revival style home of William Ralph McFadden, formerly located at 632 East Main Street on western corner of Hancock Street, was built for McFadden and his wife, Clementine Brock McFadden, around 1860. Mr. McFadden was…

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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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