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ATTRACTIONS of MURFREESBORO

Rutherford Bradley Academy
415 S. Academy St.
Murfreesboro
MTSU helped get building Listed on National Register of Historic Places
Placed on National Register  6/14/90
Closed doors as an African-American school in the 1960's
Bradley Academy Heritage Center
Upstairs meeting rooms and auditorium can be rented
Exhibits history of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County from about 1750 to1900
Emphasis on African-American heritage 
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays
Admittance free
Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village
S Front St.
Construction began 1974
1800's
log cabin houses Chamber of Commerce
Living museum of early southern life
Log house, blacksmith shop, general store, grist mil, one room schoolhouse
Church and Museum
Open May through September, closed Monday
Free
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
502 SE Broad St
The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring is a unique blend of Children's museum and environmental center, with...
  • 15 permanent indoor exhibit areas
  • 20 acres of wetland habitat
  • several associated outdoor exhibits
  • Open 10-5 Monday through Saturdays and 1-5 Sundays
  • Admission-$4.00 children, $5.00 adult

Explore the Water Works exhibit, travel to another country in Window to the World, ride in the flight simulator and become an artist in the Creation Station.

Geographic Center of Tennessee
Located on Old Lascassas Pike, 1 mile from downtown Murfreesboro

photos courtesy of Mr. C. Sands9'02

Rutherford County Courthouse
Public Square
Built 1857
Statue honoring General Griffith Rutherford on site
One of six pre Civil War buildings still operating in state
Stones River National Battlefield
Hwy 41 & 70
Military park commemorating the Civil War Battle of Stones River
Site of Civil War battle involving 83,000 soldiers 1862
Includes Confederate cemetery
Nearly 1/3 of soldiers became casualties
6000 soldiers buried on site
Oldest intact Civil War memorial
23,000 total casualties created in 2 days
Situated on 351 acres
Includes the Hazen Brigade Monument, erected in 1863
Open daily, free


BICYCLE ROUTES of MURFREESBORO

NOTE: Some of the bicycle routes to follow are on high traffic major highways and are not recommended for casual or novice riders.  The fact that the roads have good shoulders help protect riders.  The country roads outside of the city have light traffic but little or no shoulder. Moderate hills should be expected in the area.
1 HWY 46 S from BEASLEY DRIVE DESCRIPTION: 8 Foot Paved Shoulder. Major four lane highway from I-40
2 HWY 47 E from the FAIRGROUNDS DESCRIPTION: 2 Foot Rough Paved Shoulder
3 HWY 96 S from HWY 70 EAST of Town DESCRIPTION: 5 Foot Paved Shoulder
4 HWY 70 E from beginning of HWY 70 BYPASS DESCRIPTION: 2 Foot Rough Paved Shoulder. Major two lane east/west highway.
5 HWY 48 N from HWY 70 BYPASS DESCRIPTION: 3 Foot Smooth Paved Shoulder. Nice ride to Historic SMYRNA.
6 HWY 70 W from end of HWY 70 BYPASS DESCRIPTION: 2 Foot Rough Paved Shoulder
7 HISTORIC HOMES AREA DESCRIPTION: Narrow streets with light traffic and moderate hills. An abundance of turn of the century homes.


GOLF in MURFREESBORO

Fox Run Golf Club
Public
Holes: 9
Par: 36
Length (Ft) 3,102
Indian Hills Golf Course
405 Calumet Trace
Murfreesboro
Old Fort Golf Course
1028 Golf Lane
Murfreesboro
Stones River Country Club
Nashville Pike
Murfreesboro
Veterans Administration Golf Course
3400 Memorial Blvd
Murfreesboro


HISTORY of MURFREESBORO

Incorporated in 1817
Murfreesboro served as capital of Tennessee at one time
Original name for city was Cannonsburgh


PEOPLE of MURFREESBORO

Colonel Hardy Murfree
City named after Colonel Hardy Murfree
Given 50,000 acres of land after Revolutionary War
Sarah Childress Polk
Born 1803
Grew up in Murfreesboro when city was state's capital (1819-1825)
Married James K Polk, 11th president of the United States
Died 1891


HOMES of MURFREESBORO

Oaklands Mansion 900 North Maney Ave
Colonel Hardy Murfree owned land
House built by daughter in 1820's
Three houses on site representing different eras in Tennessee history
Antebellum plantation house built in four phases
Original and period furnishings
Open daily, closed Monday
Admission charged


LIBRARY of MURFREESBORO

MTSU Library
Main St
Linebaugh Public Library
105 West Vine St
Highland Rim Regional Library
2118 E Main


PARKS of MURFREESBORO

Old Fort Park
Hwy 96 one mile east of I-24 exit 78
Developed around ruins of Fortress Rosecrans
FACILITIES
Tennis
Picnic
Playground
Ball Fields
18 Hole Golf Course


SISTER CITIES of MURFREESBORO

To follow are sister cities across the United States with the
same name as this city:
CITY STATE ZIP
Murfreesboro Arkansas 71958
Murfreesboro North Carolina 27855


SPECIAL DAYS of MURFREESBORO

International Folkfest '86
Early-May
A festival of folkloric talent.
Uncle Dave Macon Days
Mid-July
Festival honors "Uncle Dave," one of the first stars of the Grand Ole Opry
Music competition, crafts, and foods
International Grand Championship Walking Horse Show
Early-August
More than 800 horses are exhibited in this show including the TN Walking Horse


STATISTICS for MURFREESBORO

SIZE of MURFREESBORO
Square Miles 18
ELEVATION of MURFREESBORO
Average Elevation 619 ft
POPULATION of
1960 18,991
1970 26,360
1980 32,845
1990 44,922
LOCATION CODES for
Zip 37133


VISITOR CENTERS of MURFREESBORO

Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village
S Front St.
1800's log cabin houses Chamber of Commerce
Murfreesboro-Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 864
501 Memorial Blvd
Murfreesboro TN 371333

 

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