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Murfreesboro

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Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 108,755 according to the 2010 census, up from 68,816 residents certified in 2000. In 2016, census estimates showed a population of 131,947. The city is the center of population of Tennessee, located 34mi southeast of downtown Nashville in the Nashville metropolitan area of Middle Tennessee. It is Tennessee's fastest growing major city and one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Murfreesboro is also home to Middle Tennessee State University, the largest undergraduate university in the state of Tennessee, with 22,729 total students as of fall 2014.In 2006, Murfreesboro was ranked by Money as the 84th best place to live in the United States, out of 745 cities with a population over 50,000.HistoryIn 1811, the Tennessee State Legislature established a county seat for Rutherford County. The town was first named "Cannonsburgh" in honor of Newton Cannon, then Rutherford County's member of the state legislature, but it was soon renamed "Murfreesboro" for Revolutionary War hero Colonel Hardy Murfree. Author Mary Noailles Murfree was his great-granddaughter.
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Battlefield
Stones River National Battlefield
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Farm
The Blueberry Patch
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Oaklands Mansion
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cemetery
Stones River National Cemetery
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Murfreesboro

Hiking Trail
Stones River Greenway
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Monument
Hazen Brigade Monument
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Children’s Museum
Discovery Center
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Barfield Crescent Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Murfreesboro

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Lookout
Rock City Lookout Mountain
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Bridge
Walnut Street Bridge Chattanooga
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Aquarium
Tennessee Aquarium Chattanooga
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Ruby Falls Chattanooga
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Murfreesboro

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Historic Site
Cannonsburgh Village
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Fortress Rosecrans
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Walter Hill Hydroelectric Station
3.1
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Murfreesboro

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Shopping Mall
The Avenue Murfreesboro
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Old Time Pottery
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
Stones River Mall
2.7
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Murfreesboro

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Park
Old Fort Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Gateway Island
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

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