Jackson Ridge School (Rockvale), 1890-1913

The JACKSON RIDGE SCHOOL 1890-c 1913 was located about two miles northwest of Versailles on the Jackson Ridge road. On August 13, 1890, T. L. Hendrix and wife deeded 151/160 acre of and for a school. The site was adjacent to the G. W. Burns or Ivey Phillips Burns farm…

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College at Maple Closed for Demolition of Pinnacle Financial Partners

December 7, 2020 WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, Tennessee (MURFREESBORO) Demolition of the old five-story Pinnacle Financial Partners building on the corner of College and Maple Streets is underway. Murfreesboro Transportation Department’s Deputy Director Ram Balachandran told WGNS that College Street will be closed between Church and Maple Streets so that the…

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Chadwick School, (Cedar Grove) 1860-1936

CHADWICK SCHOOL 1860-c 1936 was on the Manchester Highway about two miles north of the Rutherford-Bedford County line. It was on the east side of the road and about 100 yards south of the Chadwick cemetery. On April 2, 1860, Alexander Downing deeded to B. L. Chadwick, Trustee, one-half acre…

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Cedar Grove School (Black), 1901-1967

CEDAR GROVE SCHOOL BLACK 1901-1967, also called the JOHN E. WINDROW SCHOOL, was near the Williamson County line. It was on the John Windrow Road about one-half mile north of its intersection with the Rocky Glade Road and across from the Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. On July 27, 1901,…

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Millersburg School, (Hoovers Gap) 1873-1907

MILLERSBURG SCHOOL 1873-1907 was located on the south west corner of the intersection of the Hoovers Gap Road and the Millersburg Road. On July 11, 1873, Will N. White deeded one acre of land to the School commissioners S. J. Cobb, John Hale, and B. G. White. The site is…

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Soule College, 1851-1917

SOULE COLLEGE 1851-1917 was located on Depot Street to the east of the present MTEMC building on the south side of Maple Street. It was on the site of the old Methodist Church and is shown on the 1878 Beers Map. The college was named for Methodist Bishop Soule of…

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Union University, 1848-1873

UNION UNIVERSITY 1848-1873 was organized by Charter February 5, 1842 by the Baptist General Association of Tennessee and the Tennessee Baptist Educational Society and was located first in Somerville, Tennessee. It moved to Murfreesboro in 1848. The campus is shown on the Beers Map of 1878. On December 4, 1847,…

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City Cafe Closing after 120 years in Business

November 12, 2020, WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, Tennessee A staple of Murfreesboro is closing its doors after 120-years. The City Cafe will close for good on Saturday. The restaurant is owned by Rollin and Teresa Kellogg. The announcement was made Wednesday on their Facebook page. They say they tried to hang…

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Eagleville High School, 1924-1972

EAGLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 1924-1972 is on the same site as the concrete and stucco building which burned in August of 1923. By a deed signed October 28, 1963, W. Melvin Claxton and wife Elizabeth Sullivan sold an additional eight acres of land adjoining the school to the Rutherford County School…

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1926 Campus School

The Homer Pittard Campus School has been the ‘training school’ for future educators from Middle Tennessee State University since 1911. Please click here and enjoy more information concerning the Campus School.

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Mary Ellen Vaughn Marking

October 31, 2020 Mary Ellen Vaughn was one tough lady. Born February 24, 1893 near Montgomery, Alabama, Mary Ellen Vaughn moved to Murfreesboro as a young lady to become a force in the local early civil rights movement. From The Murfreesboro Post: “Mary Ellen Vaughn was an entrepreneur and skilled…

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Vaughn’s Training School, (Black) 1933-1951

VAUGHN’S TRAINING SCHOOL BLACK 1933-1951 was located in the home of Mary Ellen Vaughn on the east side of South Highland Street in Murfreesboro. The site is now the intersection of Vaughn Street and South Highland Ave. Mary Ellen Vaughn, a graduate of Tuskegee College in Alabama and the holder…

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Mary Ellen Vaughn Honored With TN Historical Marker

October 31, 2020, Murfreesboro City TV, Michael Linn White Mary Ellen Vaughn’s legacy is honored with the unveiling of a Tennessee Historical Marker at the site where her home once stood. Vaughn was a journalist, nurse, teacher, and advocate for women and African Americans.

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