Murfreesboro TN is a Great Place to Live

Murfreesboro TN is a Great Place to Live

Did you know that Murfreesboro is located in the geographical center of Tennessee?   It is one of the largest cities in the state and is home to the largest undergraduate university in Tennessee, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), also one of the largest employers of the area.  The Heart of Tennessee is on Old Lascassus Pike, a mile from MTSU's campus.  In 2008, Murfreesboro was named one of The Best Places to Raise Your Kids by Business Week magazine.  

In 1811, 60 acres of land were chosen from land belonging to  Captain William Lytle for a new county seat for Rutherford County.  While it was originally called Cannonsburgh in honor of Williamson County politician Newton Cannon, the was changed to Murfreesborough one month later in honor of Col. Hardy Murfee. In 2011, Murfreesboro celebrated its 200 year anniversary.

Some of Murfreesboro's Major Annual Events are:

  • The Main Street JazzFest in May
  • International Folk-Fest in June
  • Uncle Dave macon Days in July

Murfreesboro has several great museums as well:

  • Bradley Academy Museum
  • Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
  • Okland Historic House Museum

As you can tell Murfreesboro, TN is a great place to live.


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