Murfreesboro Travel Guide
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rutherford county courthouse
the rutherford county courthouse was built in 1859 in the classical revival style. the rutherford county courthouse is one of seven courthouses that predate the civil war in the state of tennessee. the rutherford county courthouse is listed on the national register of...
fort rosecrans was built between january and june 1863. this 225 acre earthen fort was the largest fort built during the civil war. after the battle of stones river general william roscrans ordered it's construction for a logistics base to supply the union battles of...
chicago board of trade battery
the chicago board of trade battery is located on the stones river national battlefield auto tour. the chicago board of trade is the world's oldest futures and options exchange. during the civil war the chicago board of trade raised $ 15,000 to fund stokes illinois...
stones river national cemetery
the stones river national cemetery is the final resting place of over 6,100 union soldiers killed at the battle of stones river and other locations around murfreesboro. in october 1865 chaplain william earnshaw and the 111 th u. s. colored infantry spent a year locating and...
hazen's battery is a stop on the stones river battlefield auto tour. this artillery battery was commanded by lt. norrell osburn. on the afternoon of december 31 st. this battlery helped hold the union line and was instrumental in the union victory at the battle of stones...
parsons battery is part of the stones river battlefield auto tour. parsons battery was manned by the 4 th u.s. artillery. this battery was instumental in repulsing the confederate attack in the battle of stones river.
stones river national battlefield
pictured is the visitor center at the stones river national battlefield. the visitor center is a good place to start your auto tour of the battlefield. for those interested in civil war history the stones river national battlefield is a very worth while place to visit when...
cannonsbourgh village is a public park located off of broad street (US 231) near downtown murfreesbourgh. this historical park has a collection of historic buildings and homes dating from the 1830's to the 1930's. for those interested in southern history and architecture...
confederate civil war memorial
the rutherford county confederate civil war memorial is located on the grounds of the rutherford county courthouse. this memorial has a bronze soldier on a marble base. this is a very unique county confederate memorial.
the capital monument is located on the grounds of the rutherford county courthouse. this monument commerates murfreesboro as the capital of tennessee between 1818 and 1826.
Stones River National Battlefield
One of the nicest battlefield visitors centers I have yet encountered - lots of "touchy feely" exhibits, movies and artifacts which tell the story of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. There are several FREE ranger-led tours daily, as well as self-driving tour maps...
Tour the Battlefield
This is not the largest national battlefield but it has a few monuments, the remnants of Fortress Rosecrans(the union general) and a national cemetary. The battle was to defend supply lines through Murfeesboro along the road and railway. Both sides wanted to control these...
2 Reviews and 197 Opinions First of all the Check in was easy and lady was awesome. From there it all went downhill. I asked...
Carrabba's: Good for a Chain Restaurant
Came here for a Friday night date. Very crowded and noisy, but the staff was very friendly and the food came quickly. Nice wood paneling made the place very warm and inviting. Our table had a great view of the kitchen, so I could watch the cooks prepare the meals.
I had the...
B'McNeel's Restaurant: Great Food off the Square
For the second time this week, business brought me into the Southern part of the US, which meant I was almost assured of a delicious meal. I consulted the guides in the hotel, and found a place that sounded interesting in the old town square area. Located just a block off...
aura lounge: pub
the aura lounge is a nice pub style bar located on public square in downtown murfreesboro. they offer televisions for sports watching. i happened to stop here to watch the alabama-tennessee football game during my recent visit to murfreesboro. good beer selection and they...
527 Main Street: What Passes for Nightlife in the 'Boro
Came here to see Cowboy Mouth - the show was great, and this place has the potential to be a cool concert venue. It's 18+, and they've been having problems with their website - I had tried to purchase my ticket to CM for three weeks, but was never able to do so. There was no...
World's Largest Cedar Bucket - R.I.P.
Another of my "Roadside America" finds - and since this was almost in my backyard, I had to go see it for myself! The World's Largest Cedar Bucket was built in 1887 by the Tennessee Red Cedar Woodenworks Company from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It was displayed at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair, and currently resides in Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro. At least, what's left of it still resides there...
Apparently, the bucket was a victim of arson in 2005. It's remains are still on display, which is funny to me, since they bear no resemblence to a bucket at all. In fact, someone could have nailed some of their half-used firewood to a display, and I wouldn't be able to tell the difference!
Unique Suggestions: The best part of this story is I travelled the 30 miles to Murfreesboro TWICE to see this - the first time I got there just after Cannonsburgh Village had closed.
Written Aug 22, 2009
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sam davis home
the sam davis home is located 10 miles north of murfreesboro in smyrna tennessee. this middle class plantation was home to sam davis the "boy hero" of the confederacy. davis was recruted by the confederate scout forces early in the civil war. he was captured by the union...
One of the better kept secrets in Murfreesboro is our local park system that includes the greenway and Barfield. If you have a few hours to spend outdoors and would like to hike on a well maintained trail, I recommend Barfield Park. The trails are enjoyable and can be...
go to the lovely old downtown...
Favorite thing: go to the lovely old downtown area. The square is so quaint and so nice. Lots of history and friendly people there.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Murfreesboro is all the friends and friendly people there. And when I am away from it, I miss the hills, the weather, and the history .
Written Oct 4, 2002
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