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Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Welcome to Murfreesboro ...

The city of Murfreesboro is located in Rutherford County and is the County Seat for Rutherford County.

The location of Murfreesboro has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Murfreesboro has a population of 141,344 people<2> (see below for details).

Murfreesboro was established in 1811.

The community of Murfreesboro is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Murfreesboro had a population of 108,755 people (which is 41.41% of the total population of Rutherford County). This makes Murfreesboro the county's most populous community.

The population of Murfreesboro represents 1.71% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 108,755 people, the population of Murfreesboro increased 58.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 68,816 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Murfreesboro had an population of 141,344 people. This is an increase of 29.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 105.39% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Murfreesboro ...

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

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

Websites for Murfreesboro ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Murfreesboro. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Murfreesboro. Our list includes 36 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Murfreesboro ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Murphree   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the North (N) of Murfreesboro

Smyrna   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Murfreesboro

La Vergne   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Murfreesboro

Morrow   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Murfreesboro

Nolensville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Murfreesboro

Located in Williamson County

Jefferson Pike   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Murfreesboro

Woodbury   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Murfreesboro

Located in Cannon County

Rural Hill   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Murfreesboro

Located in Davidson County

Unionville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Murfreesboro

Located in Bedford County

Snell   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Murfreesboro

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Murfreesboro.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Rutherford County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Murfreesboro:

The official website for Rutherford County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Murfreesboro) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Murfreesboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Murfreesboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murfreesboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8525, Longitude: -86.4087     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Murfreesboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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