Frank Caperton Media and Research Room

During the Celebration of Life for Frank Caperton Rutherford County Historical Society President Pettus Read announced that the organization’s board of directors recently voted to honor Caperton with creating a special Media and Research Room at Ransom School. Caperton was an avid photographer of Rutherford County events and had wanted…

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Dorothy Mai Ramsey comes to Murfreesboro 100 years ago

May 1, 2022, Carol Robertson White Barbara Jean Smith was in fifth grade when the death of her Grandmother Dorothy prompted her family’s move into her grandparent’s home in Nashville. Letters, photographs, scraps of fabric and hats were all left behind for Barbara to experience as a child. Fascination with…

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2022 Annual Show & Tell

March 21, 2022, The Carriage Lane Reception House, Murfreesboro, Tennessee Another uber successful Show & Tell in the books. More than fifty local history enthusiasts enjoyed a meal provided by Carriage Lane Reception in the warm and friendly confines of the historic Carriage Lane Reception House. The evening saw an…

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The Sisters in Black

March 8, 2022, Local Historian Carol Robertson White The Rutherford County Historical Society gets many requests from various people researching genealogy, photos, and places in Rutherford County and Tennessee. Some people that contact the society will ask specific questions on the services we offer, request copies of specific images, pages…

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Rutherford County Baseball in the 1930s

March 6, 2022, Courtesy of Judy Reis Hailey Click the pic above and enjoy reading about the players, the photos, even box scores between teams such as the Christiana Redbirds, the YMCA team and pitcher ‘Cheeter’ Stockard.

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Local Historian Joy Hord’s passing

December 20, 2021 Obituary of Joy Pratt Hord Joy Pratt Hord, age 77, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at her home. Mrs. Hord was born in Holladay, Tennessee to Byrda Marchbanks Pratt on September 6, 1944. Her father, Joseph Daniel Pratt, was killed in action in Normandy, France…

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Frow Chips October 13, 1971

October 13, 1971 Click below and learn what was happening at the Rutherford County Historical Society, October, 1971 Please click this link and enjoy! From this edition: The Yankee soldier who had a ball Elbert Watts entered the Union army as a one-year volunteer on August 31, 1864. A native…

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Rutherford County Courthouse Museum Ribbon Cutting

November 21, 2021 – Rutherford County Courthouse Museum (MURFREESBORO) The historic courtroom in the Rutherford County Courthouse has been the focal point of many events that have impacted this community, and it has a new museum about this area officially opened with a ribbon cutting at 3:00 o’clock this past…

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