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Welcome to Murfreesboro ...

The city of Murfreesboro is located in Pike County<1> and is the County Seat for Pike County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Murfreesboro, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Murfreesboro has a population of 1,585 people<2> (see below for details).

Murfreesboro is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Murfreesboro lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Murfreesboro is within the boundaries of the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Murfreesboro: 71958<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Murfreesboro had an population of 1,585 people. This is a decrease of 3.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Murfreesboro had a population of 1,641 people (which is 14.53% of the total population of Pike County). This makes Murfreesboro the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Murfreesboro represents 0.06% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 152nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,641 people, the population of Murfreesboro decreased 6.97% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,764 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Murfreesboro.

Communities Also Named Murfreesboro ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Murfreesboro - they are located in North Carolina and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Murfreesboro.

Communities near Murfreesboro ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Murfreesboro.

  • Nashville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Mineral Springs
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
    • Mineral Springs is located in Howard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,139 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Springs <5>
  • Dierks
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Amity
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amity have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amity
    • Amity is located in Clark County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 674 people
  • Blevins
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blevins have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blevins
    • Blevins is located in Hempstead County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
  • Delight
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Daisy
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy is located in Pike County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
  • Antoine
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antoine
    • Antoine is located in Pike County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 108 people
  • McCaskill
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCaskill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCaskill
    • McCaskill is located in Hempstead County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95 people
  • Ozan
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ozan have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozan
    • Ozan is located in Hempstead County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Murfreesboro. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Murfreesboro.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Murfreesboro. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Murfreesboro.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Murfreesboro. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Murfreesboro.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Murfreesboro ...

Looking for more information about Murfreesboro? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Murfreesboro, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Murfreesboro.

Adding Murfreesboro to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Murfreesboro in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Murfreesboro was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Murfreesboro on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Arkansas (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Murfreesboro.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Murfreesboro. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Pike, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Murfreesboro.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Murfreesboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Murfreesboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Murfreesboro or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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