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Welcome to Murfreesboro ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Murfreesboro has a population of 146,835 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
Note: If you leave Murfreesboro and travel south, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Websites for Murfreesboro ...
Official Website: www.murfreesborotn.gov/
Chamber of Commerce: www.rutherfordchamber.org/
Junior League: www.jlmurfreesboro.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Murfreesboro had an population of 146,835 people. This is an increase of 35.01% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 113.37% 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 (which had 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.
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.
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.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Murfreesboro was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).
We also found Murfreesboro in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Murfreesboro on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 09 Aug 2022