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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:
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:
"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.
Old Jefferson: Rutherford’s Original County Seat
This site is an exploration of a town, lost due to "progress"...but not forgotten...
These are works in progress to be completed in the spring or early summer of 2013.
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