The Confederate Monument on Rutherford County’s Square

July 3, 2020, July/August Froe Chips, Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker Public attention has recently focused on the Confederate Soldiers Memorial monument on the historic Rutherford County Courthouse Square. In the mid-1890’s, as many Civil War veterans reached the end of the average life expectancy for their generation, there was much interest…

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The old Murfreesboro Bank & Trust Building Auction

July 30, 2020, WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, Tennessee (MURFREESBORO) The old Mid South Bank building and the coin shop on the back both of the structure sold to Martin McGill and his wife at auction Thursday (7/30/2020) for $810,000, pending approval from the Rutherford County Commission.  The two buildings were purchased in…

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Sallie Ransom’s Book By Carol White

July 14, 2020, July/August Froe Chips, Carol Robertson White, Frow Chips Editor Every now and then we have folks drop by the Rutherford County Historical Society Historic Ransom School House and share a photo or two, ephemera regarding our town, or donate us items to the Rutherford County Historical Society. I had…

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Ice Man Likes Summer Heat

July 30, 1982, Jane Hamlin, The Daily News Journal The scorching summer days have got a lot of hot, sweaty people wishing autumn was already here – what with its dewy mornings and nippy nights. But there is one man in Murfreesboro who would probably like to hover around 95…

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Rutherford County Court House

Condensed from “Annals of Rutherford County., Volume I” by John Spence In 1991, the Rutherford County Historical Society published three books developed from the various diaries of lifelong Murfreesboro resident John Cedric Spence. The reader will notice errors in spelling and sentence structure.  However, the Rutherford County Historical Society felt…

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