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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.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Murfreesboro has a population of 131,947 people<1> (see below for details).

Murfreesboro was established in 1811.

The community of Murfreesboro is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<2>.

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 (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 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 (with a count of 68,816 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Murfreesboro had an population of 131,947 people. This is an increase of 21.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 91.74% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Murfreesboro ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2016
Jefferson Pike   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
La Vergne   [Map]   35,071   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Morrow   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Murphree   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Nolensville   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rural Hill   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Murfreesboro. We make it easy to see an overhead 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:

Websites for Murfreesboro ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Murfreesboro, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Murfreesboro.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Murfreesboro. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Murfreesboro.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Murfreesboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Murfreesboro. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Murfreesboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murfreesboro. The point that we are using 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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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Murfreesboro.