Celebration of the Community Once Known as ‘Cemetery’

Saturday, February 18, 2018 The 3rd annual tour of the community once known as ‘Cemetery’ was an unqualified success.  Two motor coaches loaded to local history supporters visited the historic Stones River United Methodist Church and Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church.  We enjoyed history, entertainment, education and fellowship.

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Murfreesboro’s Jerry Anderson – a local hero.

Frank Caperton, President Rutherford County Historical Society Wow.  How can you speak the name ‘Jerry Anderson’ and not get misty-eyed. You see, Jerry Anderson was more than just an exceptional football player from Murfreesboro’s Central High School.  Jerry Anderson loved people. Jerry Anderson lost his life, May 27, 1989, after…

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Good marksmanship runs in the family

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, January 15, 2018 Ethan Campbell, my cousin and local investment adviser, is considered one of the greatest trap shooters to ever reside in Rutherford County.  His marksmanship in state and national tournaments is beyond incredible, and he reigns supreme in this sport with perfect…

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White-Gregory-Posey Home looms large in local history

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, December 18, 2017 The White-Gregory-Posey Home on Nashville Highway near Old Smyrna Lane was one of the oldest and most historical houses in Rutherford County. The home was built by Henry White in 1817 as a tavern.  The original structure was comprised of yellow…

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Murfreesboro Storytellers with Kent Syler

Murfreesboro City Television, December 4, 2017 On the December episode of “Murfreesboro Storytellers”, host John Hood interviews Kent Syler, the Special Projects Coordinator at the Albert Gore Research Center at MTSU. Syler’s resume includes serving as Chief of Staff of former Congressman Bart Gordon and being the chair of the…

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A visit to Murfreesboro’s Cannonsburgh Village

Frank Caperton, Rutherford County Historical Society, November 25, 2017 There are plenty of photos of Murfreesboro’s Cannonsburgh Village on the Internet.  This time I spent a couple of hours with Bobby Turman of Cannonsburgh in the Cannonsburgh gift shop.

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Espey family and Espeyland are part of local history

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, November 20, 2017 James Espey of Smyrna was born to Robert and Rachel Espey in 1758 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Robert lived in Jefferson in the 1780s.  He received a land grant in 1784 for Espeyland when this land was a section of Davidson…

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