Residents of Rutherford County have the benefit of urban conveniences along with pastoral beauty of the countryside. Attracted by affordable housing, good schools and job opportunities, residents here enjoy a variety of cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.
Rutherford County continues to receive and National recognition for the quality of life it offers. Forbes Magazine recently ranked in Nashville / Davidson County Murfreesboro – Franklin Area 4th on its list of best cities for jobs and in 2015 Murfreesboro ranked 11th on Wallet Hub’s list of fastest-growing cities. Murfreesboro, the county’s largest city, is the geographic center of the State. Higher Education is easily accessible at Middle Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro, and there are a host of historic, cultural and educational sites here, including the Discovery Center at murfree Spring, Stones River National Battlefield under the sand Davis home.
Home buyers can find a small town luxury at Murfreesboro Wynthrope Hall, while townhomes and spacious single family homes are available at Evergreen Farms. Affordable new single family homes are found just south of the city at Buchanan Estates in the Christiana Community.
Located just outside of Murfreesboro is the City of Smyrna, an area exploding with retail and Business Development complemented by affordable quality housing, Colonial Town Park shopping center includes retail establishments like Kohl’s and a Super Target. Smyrna offers opportunities for higher education at its branch Center for Motlow State Community College based in Lynchburg.
Just minutes away in La Vergne – which made NerdWallet’s list of 10 Best Cities for African-Americans sits the state’s largest industrial park and also home to the headquarters of several big businesses, including Ingram Books and Bridgestone Firestone
Since 2011 the city has added more than 19,000 residents, according to last year’s special census, which had a final tally of 128,225. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city’s population grew by 25 percent from 2010 to April 2017.
Current population estimates place the county closer to 136,000.
Bradley Academy Museum
Bradley Academy has the distinction of being the first school established in Rutherford County. The origin of Bradley Academy as an institution of learning stems from the Congressional Land Grant Act of 1806. Bradley Academy soon established itself as a well known institution of learning in the Middle Tennessee community. James K. Polk and John Bell would become some of the early scholars to attend Bradley Academy during this period of time.
Historic Cannonsburgh Village represents approximately 100 years of early Tennessee life from the 1830s to the 1930s. Within the village is a gristmill, school house, telephone operator’s house, the University House, the Leeman House, a museum, a caboose, the Wedding Chapel, a doctor’s office, a general store, a blacksmith’s shop, a well, and other points of pioneering interest.
Through most of 1863, Fortress Rosecrans served as a critical forward supply base for the Federals during their campaigns to seize and hold the vital rail junction town of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Historic Courthouse stands in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It was built in 1859 and is one of only six remaining Tennessee courthouses from before the Civil War.
Oaklands Historic House Museum
An elegant mansion caught in the crossfire of the Civil War – This nationally registered, historic landmark reflects a time of prosperity in the Old South, as well as the hardships suffered during the Civil War.
Sam Davis Home and Museum
The Sam Davis Memorial Association preserves the Sam Davis Home to keep alive the story of Sam Davis, his family, and the people who labored on this Middle Tennessee farm before, during, and after the Civil War. Through museum exhibits, the historic home, preserved farm land, and quality education programs, the SDMA imparts to its visitors the importance of learning about their past and its relevance to their present.
Stones River National Battlefield
The Battle of Stones River began on the last day of 1862 and was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. The battle produced important military and political gains for the Union, and it changed forever the people who lived and fought here.
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