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    MURFREESBORO

    City Statistics

    Population 157,816
    Climate Hot and humid summers, abundant rainfall, mild winters, and thunderstorms in spring months that can bring tornadoes, hail, and severe wind.

    Murfreesboro, nicknamed “The ‘Boro,” is among the 15 fastest-growing cities in the country. Incorporated in 1817, it was named after Lt. Col. Hardy Murfree, a Revolutionary War leader. Murfreesboro was home to the state capitol from 1819 to 1826, and was the site of a major Civil War battle at Stones River. Murfreesboro is home to Middle Tennessee State University, the largest undergraduate university in the state of Tennessee, with over 21,000 students.

    Murfreesboro is the largest city in Rutherford County. It is located within a day’s drive of 75% of the US population, the exact center of the state. Featuring a unique blend of Civil War history and the amenities of a major metropolitan area, the county is home to industries like Nissan North America, Ingram, Whirlpool, General Mills, State Farm, Bridgestone-Firestone, Amazon.com, and Verizon Wireless

    Murfreesboro has all of the big-city amenities and small-town charm, it is also home to some of the best schools in the state, a booming economy and amazing access to the outdoors. The Square is the central point of the downtown district, which has many local restaurants and eateries as well as hosting community events and festivals. Murfreesboro is also home to Middle Tennessee State University.

    Murfreesboro is home to a total of thirty-two public schools, but those wishing for alternative education have plenty of options. There are ten private and charter schools within the Murfreesboro boundaries, including Christian, Catholic, and Private Academies.

    Places to Visit

    Stand in the exact center of TN. 

    In 1834, it was determined that the geographic center of Tennessee is located on Old Lascassas Road, one mile from the Middle Tennessee State University campus. The Rutherford County Historical Society marked the spot with an obelisk in 197

    View the nation’s oldest intact Civil War monument at Stones River National Battlefield. Stones River National Battlefield, a 570-acre park along the Stones River in Rutherford County, Tennessee, three miles northwest of Murfreesboro and twenty-eight miles southeast of Nashville, memorializes the Battle of Stones River. This key battle of the American Civil War occurred on December 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863, and resulted in a strategic Union victory.

    Festivals:  In May, the award-winning JazzFest celebrates the smooth sounds of jazz on the Murfreesboro Downtown Square. In June, the International Folk Festival highlights culture with music, art and food. The Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival is a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 event.

    LUCKY LADD FARMS

    This award-winning farm park has something for all – from exciting animal encounters at the petting zoo, playgrounds, mega slides, wagon rides, pony rides and a splash pad to fill the day with old-fashioned fun!

    The Discovery Center is a children’s museum, nature center and wetlands boardwalk near downtown Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Children love the open-ended self-directed learning experiences found in every corner of the Discovery Center. 

    J. PERCY PRIEST LAKE

    This 14,400 square-acre area features 265 miles of shoreline. Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor recreation including fishing, boating, camping, canoeing, swimming, skiing, hiking, horseback riding and more.

    Fav Restaurants:

    The Alley on Main

    Toots 

    The Goat  

    Links:

    Batey Farms

    Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center

    Barfield-Crescent Park and Wilderness Station

    Long Hunter State Park

    Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History

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