Rutherford County, Tennessee
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Welcome to Rutherford County, in the Heart of Tennessee.  We're glad you stopped by and we hope you find something of interest.  Rutherford County is just miles down I-24 from Nashville, the capital of Tennessee and the home of our Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators.
Rutherford County is located in Middle Tennessee, one of the three "grand divisions" of Tennessee. The County seat is the beautiful old city of Murfreesboro, and is the home of Middle Tennessee State University. (Lets GROW BLUE!) MTSU has a student base of over 23,000 and is now the largest undergraduate university in the State of Tennessee.
The Albert Gore, Sr. Research Center is located at MTSU and is a goldmine for the genealogy researcher and anyone studying Rutherford and its people.
Don't forget the Archives! 435 Rice St, Murfreesboro.  John Lodl and his staff do a wonderful job and we thank them!
This site includes the publications that the Rutherford County Historical Society has put out and is sponsored by the Albert Gore, Sr. Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.  Meetings are held at the Archives at 435 Rice St., Murfreesboro.

Rutherford County Court House
We're the only court house in Tennessee with a frog on top.
His name is Toby.
©Mari Byers 2003

Murfreesboro Square
Please send your Wills, Pensions, Obits, Deeds, Bios and Bible Records directly to the link below.

Rutherford County Genealogy

These pages are for information only.
Please post questions on our query site.
Area Histories
Four scanned pages, includes births and deaths
Many thanks to Donald Ransom Horton

Early Rutherford County Marriages 1804-1881 - Project headed by Martha Smotherman Mendez and Ed Waller
1878 Rutherford County Beers Map  - includes everything on the original map-Project headed by Joyce Woodruff Terrana

Rutherford County Records Index - Project headed by Martha Smotherman Mendez - all indexes on site and alphabetically indexed.

Rutherford County Cemeteries - Project headed by Teresa Ghee Elliott

The Benevolent Cemetery  - This is an African-American Cemetery in Murfreesboro. There is a very interesting story about it at this URL.

Rutherford County Cemetery Project - By Kim Denny-Includes a wonderful section on Revolutionary War graves

Rutherford County Death Certificates-1914-1925 - Project headed by Martha Smotherman Mendez

Rutherford County Death Certificates 1925-1939 - By Kevin Cason-Rutherford County Archives

Rutherford County Death Records Index 1881-1882, 1909 - By John Lodl, Rutherford County Archives
Rutherford County Related Civil War Information
African/American Projects -Rutherford County Archives
Telling The Complete Story:  The Black Maney, Murfree and Keeble Project
Do you have any African/American descendants with the surname of Maney (Manney), Murfree or Keeble? The Rutherford County Archives is currently researching the lives of African/Americans who lived and worked at the Oaklands Plantation in Murfreesboro, TN   Please contact the Rutherford County Archives for more information! phone: (615-867-4609) EMAIL
Rutherford County African-American Cemetery Project
The Rutherford County Archives is collecting data on all the historic African/Americans cemeteries in our county.  If you have any information on Afrian/Americans cemeteries in Rutherford County, TN     Please contact the Rutherford County Archives phone: (615-867-4609) EMAIL
This page is full of links!
What were your ancestors doing while Rutherford County was growing?  Farmers, doctors, tobacco brokers? 
Write it, send it to me and I'll post it.
Contains many old Rutherford County names
Many thanks to Don Detwiler-Rutherford County Archives!
Many thanks to Bonnie White!
Initial stock holders of The Murfreesboro and Liberty Turnpike Company 1851 Many thanks to Don Detwiler-Rutherford County Archives
Tennessee State Claims Index-Many thanks to Carol White
The Jamison Cemetery-Many thanks to Jamison & Helton family member Jean (Helton) Young and Darlene (Campbell) Scott
Please visit our surrounding neighbors:
This page was updated on February 6, 2014
© 1998-present
County Coordinator  ~  Jane Colmenares
In Memory of Mari Burwell Harpole Byers
former Rutherford County Coordinator