County gears up for its 205th birthday

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, September 8, 2008 Living history events planned for October As Rutherford County prepares to celebrate its 205th birthday in October, the Heritage Partnership of Rutherford County gears up for 2008 Rutherford County Month. “Rutherford County Month is a working example of how we can create…

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Spring at Evergreen Cemetery

Carol Robertson White, The Murfreesboro Post, April 17, 2008 Murfreesboro Post reader Carol White took this beautiful spring photo at historic Evergreen Cemetery where the dogwoods are in full bloom.

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‘Top 10’ things you should know about Cannonsburgh

The Murfreesboro Post, April 6, 2008 1. Cannonsburgh was the original name of Murfreesboro. It was named in honor of Newton Cannon, a rising Williamson County politician and veteran of the Creek War. He would later become Tennessee’s first Whig governor. The little village’s name changed to Murfreesborough about 30…

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Bradley Academy gets $50,000

The Murfreesboro Post, October 30, 2007 Rutherford County state legislators presented a $50,000 grant to the Bradley Academy Museum recently. The funds will help renovate the museum. From left are board member Linda Hardymon, state Rep. Kent Coleman, board member Margaret Davis, state Sen. Jim Tracy, board chair Katie Wilson,…

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New group advocates historic preservation

Erin Edgemon, The Murfreesboro Post, January 7, 2007 A county wide organization with a mission to educate, advocate for and ensure the preservation of Rutherford County’s culture and history is seeking members. The demolition of the antebellum Hiram Jenkins House this summer and the encroachment of MTSU on historic downtown…

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No offer for homes by MTSU

Roger Garfield, The Daily News Journal, July 15, 2006 Residents of Murfreesboro’s historic district continue to fight MTSU’s plans to expand into the district. The residents have formed a steering committee and have tried to meet once every two weeks since their March 21 meeting with MTSU, where the university’s 20-year plan…

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