Remembering Rutherford: Harsh country with rugged folk!?

Greg Tucker, The Daily News Journal, November 8, 2009 “A man living back in the cedars (in Rutherford County) … has got to scratch and sweat mightily if he wants to starve decent,” according to “Tennessee: A Guide to the State”, a 1939 publication of the Federal Writers’ Project. As…

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Rutherford County Firsts

Rutherford County Firsts Brick house in Murfreesboro: erected by John M. Telford, 1811. Tavern, owned by A. Carmichael, 1813, near Pump Springs, north side square. Cotton factory, South Maple Street, 1831. First Negro to serve in State Legislature, Sam Keeble, 1867. Stage coach from Nashville, 1830. Turnpike, Nashville-Murfreesboro-Shelbyville, 1831. Automobile…

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