Cherry Shade was a Hospital

The following is from ‘Hearthstones, the story of historic Rutherford County Homes’, by Mary B. Hughes, 1942.   The long train of wagons bear­ing supplies for the Federal army moved down the Nashville turn­pike toward the little village of LaVergne. Now and then the steady crunching of the wheels rolling…

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Fair Memories

August 30, 2004, Doug Davis, The Daily News Journal Rutherford’s agricultural events remembered fondly, but lack of money, interest ended them Rutherford County once held weeklong agricultural fairs and some would like to see them return, but many feel the obstacles and competition would be too great. Some of those…

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Feeling the Power of Percy Priest

Doug Davis, The Rutherford Courier, April 22, 2004 Area gave up 16,500 acres for fed project J. Percy Priest Lake offers bountiful recreational opportunities for residents of Rutherford County and visitors to the area. “The total visits to the lake in 2003, including areas managed by concessionaires or the state…

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Fire Destroys Marymont Mansion

Lisa Marchesoni, the Daily News Journal, January 21, 2004 A Tuesday fire destroyed the two-story antebellum home, Marymont, constructed in the 1800s on Rucker Lane, sheriff’s deputies said. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places. Van West, director of the Center for Historic Preservation, said Marymont was…

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Local doctor, reenactor starts Civil War round table

The Daily News Journal, August 17, 2003 On a trip to Ohio several years ago, Dr. George Smith of Murfreesboro learned a valuable history lesson. “I learned that Murfreesboro had two black regiments, the 13th and the 17th, during the Civil War.”  Says Smith, who was recently elected president of…

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