Rutherford County Historical Society

Topic for Monday (08/01/2022) Local History throughout Rutherford County

Aug 01, 2022 at 09:02 am by WGNS

WGNS' Scott Walker talks with Rutherford County Historical Society’s President Pettus Read about the importance of preserving the past.  (NOTE: August meeting is Mo.... Read More

Media and Research Room at Ransom School to be named for Frank Caperton

Jul 18, 2022 at 05:40 pm by WGNS

As hundreds from the community gathered to remember Rutherford County historian Frank Caperton Monday, a fitting way to remember him was unveiled. Pettus Read, the presid.... Read More

Frank Caperton Passed Away Unexpectedly

Jul 06, 2022 at 05:48 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Murfreesboro historian, photographer and promoter Frank Caperton passed away unexpectedly Wednesday (7/6/2022) morning at his home. He was 59. There will.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Place Names Part 2

Jun 23, 2022 at 07:35 am by WGNS

This is Flashback Frank of the Rutherford County Historical Society. Place names in Rutherford County…  We drive down a road or through a tiny community or past a.... Read More

Flashback Frank: Interesting Area School Names

Apr 07, 2022 at 07:30 am by bryan

This is Flashback Frank of the Rutherford County Historical Society. Some of the early public and private schools in Rutherford County had very imaginative descriptive names..... Read More

Jon Dinkins Flashback (1989)

Sep 23, 2021 at 06:00 am by WGNS

Thanks to Frank Caperton of the Rutherford County Historical Society who found this photo from "The Daily News Journal" from June 18th, 1989, when he was a teacher and coach a.... Read More

HISTORY: Post Civil War Freed Slaves

Feb 04, 2021 at 07:23 am by WGNS

Frank Caperton, aka Flashback Frank, joins The Wake Up Crew each Thursday to share local history tidbits. This week, he talks about a community of freed slaves that popped up.... Read More