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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Steve Lane of Cedar Barrens Homes

Steve Lane of Cedar Barrens Homes interviews RCHS President Frank Caperton, June 7, 2018 Cedar Barrens Homes is remodeling the home located at 422 North Academy, the intersection of Academy and Bell Streets in Murfreesboro.  The home resembles the Ransom School House.

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Arnette Family hands over keys to Ransom School

Thanks to the generosity of the heirs of late author and Murfreesboro historian C.B. Arnette, the Rutherford County Historical Society has a new home. Cheryl Arnette Sommardahl, C.B.’s daughter, handed the keys to the refurbished Ransom School to members of the Rutherford County Historical Society at the structure on Academy…

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