Lookie what I Found: Jason & Elise Simmons

The Daily News Journal, August 30, 1998 We have a new feature – a ‘Lookie what I Found’ section containing news, articles and fun stuff from recent history. I was browsing through the August 30, 1998 edition of the DNJ and came across RCHS members Jason & Elise Simmons –…

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A rainy, rainy tour of Old Jefferson

Old Jefferson, Near Smyrna, Tennessee, December 1, 2018 Yes, it rained and rained, still, Toby Francis led a tour of ‘Old Jefferson’. BTW, ‘Old Jefferson’ was the county seat of Rutherford County from 1803 till 1811.

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35th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes

December 1, 2018, WGNS Radio. (MURFREESBORO) From 4:00 to 8:00PM Saturday evening (12/1/2018) sprinkles along with temps in the low 60s brought huge crowds to the opening hours of the 35th ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES. In addition to the tour, Oaklands Mansion hosted a Holiday Marketplace in Maney Hall.…

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Murfreesboro Founding Time Line

Greg Tucker, Rutherford County Historical Society The decision to locate the new Rutherford County seat of government near Murfree’s Spring was voted by a four to three margin in the spring of 1812.  The exact date of the founding of Murfreesboro, however, could fall on any one of several significant…

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Broad, Memorial not rebuilt until 2003

Frank Caperton, Rutherford County Historical Society, October 26, 2018, sort of… It is VERY cool being a volunteer at the Rutherford County Historical Society.  We receive a constant stream of artifacts; artifacts that we enjoy digitizing.  Artifacts such as this article in the Daily News Journal by Chris Shofner, dated…

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