County Courthouse, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Built 1859.
The home known as
'Boxwood' (located at 2555 Salem Pike) was so named after Thomas Turner
planted the first boxwood bushes in Rutherford County in the 1840's.
May 18, 2013, 2PM, Kelton Grave Marking at kelton Cemetery at Black
The Col. Anthony Bledsoe Chapter Sons of the
American Revolution Tennessee Society Invitation to a “200 years
Celebration Grave Marking and Cemetery Re-Dedication” for American
Revolutionary War Patriot Pvt. William Kelton.
Ceremony will be May 18, 2013 at 2pm, Kelton
Cemetery at Black Fox Spring. Location is at
3053 Bradyville Pike Murfreesboro, TN 37127 (please click
address for map), Behind Red Brick House.
Get Directions from Chapter website
Contact David M. Vaughn
May 20, 2013, 7PM at the Rutherford County Archive Building, 435
Our speaker will be Dr. Brendan Martin, of the MTSU History
Department. His subject is "Murfreesboro’s Involvement in World War
Congratulations to Greg Tucker as our new County
When it comes to local heritage, new
Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker plans to visit schools to
teach the next generation about the local people and events of past
“That’s what has shaped
who we are and what we are today,” Tucker said during an interview
at the Rutherford County Historical Society’s museum and meeting
place in the old Ransom School at 717 N. Academy St. in
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New Book, Murfreesboro
in the Civil War
Authors and Civil War historians Michael Bradley and
Shirley Farris Jones recount the compelling story of Murfreesboro
during the Civil War in their new book now available.
Melissa Speeds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
three record books of the Bradley’s Creek Baptist Church in
Rutherford County, Tennessee.
The first record book contains church membership records,
the church constitution and rules of decorum, and meeting minutes,
1819-1857. The second record book contains meeting minutes and
church business records, 1857-1893. The third record book
consists of a church roll book which contains membership information
If you are related to or descended from Jones or
Sullivans who attended Bradley’s Creek Baptist Church (or Smith’s
Fork church in Wilson County) between 1800-1900, please contact
(Please click here to download the Bradley's Creek Baptist Church
- The Society has
decided to sell all the old Publications Nos.3 - 39 for $.50, with
an addition of $2.00 per publication if mailed.
check and request to RCHS, P.O. Box 906, Murfreesboro, TN
Frow Chips newsletters prior to the
current membership year (September-August) are available on our
From the President:
On Monday, March 4, Dorothy (“Dot”) Mullins suffered
a massive stroke. Thanks to prayer and good care, she survived and
is now beginning the recovery process. Husband and RCHS President
Robert Mullins has remained at his wife’s bedside throughout.
As of Monday, March 11, Dot moved to rehabilitation
and is showing positive progress. Our thoughts and prayers are with
the Mullins during this difficult period. We look forward to the
time soon when Robert will be again leading us, but for now we know
that Dot is his foremost concern.