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Murfreesboro, Rutherford County's seat, was originally dubbed Cannonsburgh but was renamed Murfreesborough in 1811 in honor of Revolutionary War hero Col. Hardy Murfree. The town served as Tennessee's state capital from 1819 to 1825 and was the setting for many of American history's most notable figures, including Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Pres. Andrew Jackson, and Pres. James K. Polk. Now its beautifully preserved and bustling town square surrounds the Rutherford County Courthouse, its historic downtown the axis for a vast and progressive community. Murfreesboro is hometo Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and the Civil War site Stones River National Battlefield.
ISBN: 9780738552576
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Deborah Wagnon is an entertainment attorney, author, chief executive officer of Portia Entertainment Group, and adjunct professor in MTSU's recording industry program. Deborah owns the Collier Lane Crichlow House, an 1850 residence listed on the National Register of Historic Places and home to generations of Murfreesboro's early leaders. Christian Hidalgo is chief executive officer of Navigation Advertising, a lifetime resident of Rutherford County, and the producer-director of the award-winning historic documentary Rutherford County. The vintage photographs in Murfreesboro are from such notable sources as the Mustard Collection at the Tennessee State Archives, the MTSU Collection at the Albert Gore Research Center, and Oaklands Historic House Museum.
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