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Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Phone: (615) 867-4609

Online Exhibits


General Rutherford County History

The links below will connect you to online exhibits that showcase the vast resources available at the Rutherford County Archives. These exhibits were produced through a series of collaborative projects between the RCA staff and history students from Middle Tennessee State University. The following exhibits include places that still exist and can be visited today:

Rutherford County Courthouse(s), 1811 – present

History Paved Over

Under the broad title of “History Paved Over,” the following exhibits explore the rich histories of people and places in Rutherford County that no longer exist; these places have literally been paved over by the progress of time. Therefore, we bring these stories back to life through the records that are left behind:

Grantlands Plantation and the Murfree Family

"The Bottoms": The Community Under Broad Street

From a shantytown to a major thoroughfare in the heart of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, “The Bottoms” is a study of dramatic change over time in American history.

The Bottoms Online Exhibit

Old Jefferson: Rutherford’s Original County Seat

This site is an exploration of a town, lost due to "progress"...but not forgotten...

Old Jefferson Online Exhibit

Upcoming Projects

These are works in progress to be completed in the spring or early summer of 2013.

Baseball in the ‘boro & the Story of Grantland Rice

Oaklands Plantation: The African-American Story

Rutherford County Fairgrounds & the Old Race Track