General Rutherford County History
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...