Madelyn Scales Harris

RCHS Monthly Meeting, February 18, 2019 Our monthly meeting featured Murfreesboro City Council Member Madelyn Scales Harris. Madelyn has a phenomenal story to share – a story of laughter, a story of love and a story of family service to our community.

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Black History Month, The Benevolent Cemetery

Murfreesboro City TV Channel 3, February 15, 2019 A historic site once forgotten in Murfreesboro is soon to get a new life. The Benevolent Cemetery located off Church Street was covered in brush and broken headstones. Hundreds are buried there including members of the famed Buffalo Soldiers, a black cavalry…

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Robert Weakly of Old Jefferson

RCHS Publication 17, Spring 1981 Publication number 17 contains an article on the town of Jefferson while it was the county court seat, 1803-1811. Robert Weakley was one of the founders of Jefferson and a portrait of him is a part of our cover. Some of Robert Weakley’s descendants still…

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Smyrna High ‘Rock’ School holds Untold Memories

The Daily News Journal, Susan Harber, February 11, 2019 A generation of history within the walls of the Old Rock School in one article is unfeasible to behold. Thus, we will touch on bare highlights of a Smyrna school that originated some of the sharpest and most keen business minds…

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