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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Hillcrest was Remarkable Historical Home in Murfreesboro

July 5, 2020, Susan Harber, The Daily news Journal Hillcrest is a notable historical home referred to as ‘Crest’ and ‘Crestland.’ The plantation home was built most likely in the early 1830s and stood tall for Murfreesboro resident Legrand Carney, a wealthy man. The home lay between present-day North Maple…

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Readyville High School, 1880’s-1903

READYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 1880’s-1902 or 1903, sometimes called TALLEY HILL, was located at Readyville on the north side of the Woodbury Road, east of Stones River, on a rocky hill behind Tilford’s store. The school was, according to an 1894 brochure, in Rutherford County. In 1892 N. D. Overall, County…

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Many knew his voice, but he was a great dad also

June 17, Monte Hale, Jr., The Murfreesboro Post I’d like to tell you a story about the son of a coal miner, whose dad was a hard-working, grizzled and Christian man who lived by his brains and wits in rural West Virginia. He raised his son old school, which few…

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Kittrell High School, 1926-1972

KITTRELL HIGH SCHOOL 1926-1972 was on the same site. On July 1, 1927, Mollie Tilford, J. O. and Verna Abernathy, Mrs. L. D. Bowling, Bertha Puryear, and Mrs. J. P. Gilley deeded to the County Board of Educationone acre. The Rutherford County School Commission was deeded 2.91 acres by J.…

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Hickory Grove School, Kittrell (Black) 1880’s-1930’s

HICKORY GROVE SCHOOL BLACK 1880’s-1930’s was also called SEED TICK SCHOOL. It was on the east side of Cripple Creek Road and just south of the Woodbury Highway. In the 1900’s the lane to the school was through private property owned by the Swaffords and the school, as well as…

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Academy lauds hero from war in Vietnam

July 30, 1982, Jenny Tenpenny, The Daily news Journal Heroism takes many forms especially on the battlefield, and one of Rutherford County’s most decorated Vietnam War heroes will be honor Saturday in ceremonies at the Tennessee Military Academy in Smyrna. The honors for Army Captain James Timothy Luscinski come posthumously,…

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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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Kittrell School, 1889-1912

KITTRELL SCHOOL 1889-1912 was opened on the same site as the former 1880 school and the present school. On November 11, 1889, P. M. Puryear and C. O. Abernathy deeded one acre of land to School Directors W. R. Jamison, William Arnett, and M. E. Pitts. The deed located the…

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Morning at Ransom School House

June 10, 2020 Rutherford County Historical Society volunteer and photographer Frank Caperton stopped by the venerable and loved Ransom School House, 717 North Academy Street, Murfreesboro, early one October morning in 2018.

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76 YEARS LATER: A SOUTHERN BOY’S D-DAY SURVIVAL STORY

June 6, 2020, Megan Cole, MTSU Sidelines Boom. The explosion from the detonated underwater mine blew a hole in the ship and split it in two. The LST-523, a 328-foot-long, brand-new American ship that was less than a year old, began to immediately sink. On top of the deck, four…

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Squirrel Hill School, (Black) 1910-1944

SQUIRREL HILL SCHOOL BLACK 1910’s-1944 was on the west side of the Hall’s Hill-Kittrell Road and about one mile south of the Hall’s Hill store. Land for the school, which was also called HALL’S HILL BLACK, was givenby Jim T. Richardson. The schoolhouse was a one-room frame building with one…

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Murfreesboro Bank & Trust Open House

December 4, 1957, The Daily News Journal Murfreesboro Bank & Trust was once located on the northwest corner of the historic Rutherford County Square, also known as the former Rutherford County Clerks Office. The following is from The Daily News Journal, December 4, 1957:

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Second Historic Property Gets Tax Abatement

The Rutherford County Historic Property Review Board has recently approved the tax abatement application for the historic home of Alan and Beth Morris at 406 North Academy Street in Murfreesboro. The antebellum (1857) original structure is now undergoing extensive renovation and addition. Identified as the H. B. Crockett home on…

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Marymont Photo Day

May 29, 2020 RCHS Volunteers Frank Caperton and Brett Garner For a wonderful article regarding Marymont Mansion, please click here. RCHS volunteers Frank Caperton and Brett Garner stopped by the Marymont Mansion on Rucker Lane, just west of Murfreesboro and got a few pics…

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