Historical Society Meets 7PM Monday at Oaklands

May 18, 2024 at 07:34 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro, TN – The Rutherford County Historical Society meets in Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion this coming Monday night (5/20/2024) at 7:00 o’clock. Admission is free and the public is invited to learn from the Historical Research Center’s Kayla Howard how to obtain a first family of Rutherford County TN certificate.

Rutherford County was organized over 200 years ago on October 25, 1803, and was established on January 3, 1804, after the General Assembly was petitioned by Davidson and Williamson Counties residents, particularly those living in the Stewarts Creek and Stones River area.


The Historical Society’s Carol White said, “Our Historical Research Center is offering eligible persons a First Families of Rutherford County, Tennessee Certificate. Any person directly descended from a pre-1850 first family of the county is welcome to apply for this historical and lasting remembrance of his/her family history.”

The data collected as a result of the program will be added to the Historical Research Center’s genealogy collection. Family histories are an excellent resource for other historians and genealogists doing local research. Your family history will help supplement our current published family histories and county histories in our collection. Family histories put together for this program will be available for viewing at the Historical Research Center during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For information on the application process, please see: https://rclstn.org/firstfamiliesrc/  

Again, the monthly public meeting of the Rutherford County Historical Society will be 7:00 o’clock this coming Monday evening at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue.

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