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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

Websites for Murfreesboro ...

Official Website:   www.murfreesborotn.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.rutherfordchamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jlmurfreesboro.org/

Population Details ...

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).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Murfreesboro had a population of 108,755 people (or 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 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 (with a count of 68,816 people).

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.

Communities near Murfreesboro ...

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

  • Murphree [Rutherford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphree have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphree
    • Murphree [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Murfreesboro
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphree
  • Smyrna [Rutherford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smyrna have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
    • Smyrna [Rutherford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Murfreesboro
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna
  • La Vergne [Rutherford County]
  • Morrow [Rutherford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrow have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrow
    • Morrow [Rutherford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Murfreesboro
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrow
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nolensville [Williamson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nolensville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nolensville
      • Nolensville [Williamson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Murfreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nolensville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nolensville
    • Jefferson Pike [Rutherford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson Pike have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson Pike
      • Jefferson Pike [Rutherford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Murfreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson Pike
    • Woodbury [Cannon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
      • Woodbury [Cannon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Murfreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbury
    • Rural Hill [Davidson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rural Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Hill
      • Rural Hill [Davidson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Murfreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Hill
    • Unionville [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Bedford County] lies 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Murfreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville
    • Snell [Rutherford County] (Historic)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snell have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snell
      • Snell [Rutherford County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Murfreesboro

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 36 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Murfreesboro: www.murfreesborotn.gov/

The official website for Rutherford County: www.rutherfordcounty.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Murfreesboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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       In this case, the coordinates for Murfreesboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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