8,000 Bales of Cotton Produced in the County

October 1, 1939, The Daily News Journal According to a survey conducted last week, an average of approximately 8,000 bales of cotton are grown annually in Rutherford County. Four large gins in Murfreesboro produce an average of 1,500 bales each, while two concerns at Smyrna and Walter Hill report annual…

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National Register of Historic Places – Smith-Sanders Farm

August 2, 2018, National Register of Historic Places The ‘National Register’ is a phenomenal source of information regarding historic homes.  Search their database and you will find 49 properties as of August 2, 2018. The following ‘Register’ entry is dated January 4, 1993: The Smith Farm is located six miles…

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New Murfreesboro road plans spare 210-year-old Batey farm

Scott Broden, The Daily News Journal, October 13, 2017 Murfreesboro’s new road plans will avoid cutting through John L. Batey’s 210-year-old family farm. “It’s a whole lot better proposal than what they had before,” said Batey, who operates a 400-acre farm raising hogs and crops on both sides of Baker…

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Road would cut through Batey’s farm

Scott Broden, Daily News Journal, April 2, 2016 MURFREESBORO — John L. Batey’s 209-year-old family farm eventually could end if city officials decide to extend Veterans Parkway through his property north to Interstate 24. “It would be gone,” the 73-year-old farmer said as he rocked in a chair on the front porch of…

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Local History Preserved On The Cripple Creek Farm

WGNS Radio (www.wgnsradio.com), March 19, 2014 An important part of preserving details of local history is to keep the markers in area cemeteries in good repair.  Local historian Steve Cates updated WGNS on recent work at a burial ground on the Cripple Creek farm. He noted that the rural burial…

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Cates, Land Trust to preserve Readyville farmland forever

DNJ, Sunday, October 14, 2012 — READYVILLE — The farmland making up the historically-significant Cates Farm will be forever protected for the enjoyment of future generations thanks to a conservation agreement announced this weekend. Brothers Steve and Ben Cates announced Saturday they had entered a voluntary agreement with the statewide…

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Historic Sanders Farm Saved by Trust

From The Murfreesboro Post, Sunday, December 6, 2009 The Land Trust for Tennessee announced that landowner Patricia ‘Pat’ Sanders has conserved 331 acres of farmland through a permanent conservation agreement with the statewide nonprofit land conservation organization. The farm, located on Armstrong Valley Road, is a Tennessee Century Farm and…

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Family acts to protect historic farm

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Erin Edgemon, August 5, 2007 Not all Rutherford County farmers want to see their land turned into residential subdivisions and shopping centers. As the county’s population continues to grow, creating a larger demand for new homes and new places to shop, many owners of…

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