Rutherford County Real Estate
Rutherford County is the exact geographic center of the state of Tennessee. The county is home to industries like Nissan North America, Ingram, Whirlpool, General Mills, State Farm, Bridgestone-Firestone, Amazon.com, and Verizon Wireless. As of the 2010 census, the population was 262,604, growing to an estimated 332,285 in 2019, making it the fifth-most populous county in Tennessee. Located just 30 minutes southeast of Nashville on the I-24 corridor, this vibrant Southern community is located close to everything Davidson County has to offer.
Top employers in the county:
According to the Tennessee Comptrollers 2017 report, below are the top employers for Rutherford County:
|#||Murfreesboro||# of Employees|
|1||Middle Tennessee State University||2,205|
|3||City of Murfreesboro||1,912|
|4||State Farm Insurance||1,650|
|6||St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital||1,400|
|7||Alvin C. York Veterans Administration Medical Center||1,300|
|#||Smyrna and LaVergne||# of Employees|
|2||Ingram Content Group||2,000|
|6||Stonecrest Medical Center (hospital)||550|
Museums & Historic Sites
Bradley Academy has the distinction of being the first school established in Rutherford County. The origin of Bradley Academy as an institution of learning stems from the Congressional Land Grant Act of 1806. Bradley Academy soon established itself as a well known institution of learning in the Middle Tennessee community. James K. Polk and John Bell would become some of the early scholars to attend Bradley Academy during this period of time.
Historic Cannonsburgh Village represents approximately 100 years of early Tennessee life from the 1830s to the 1930s. Within the village is a gristmill, school house, telephone operator’s house, the University House, the Leeman House, a museum, a caboose, the Wedding Chapel, a doctor’s office, a general store, a blacksmith’s shop, a well, and other points of pioneering interest.
Through most of 1863, Fortress Rosecrans served as a critical forward supply base for the Federals during their campaigns to seize and hold the vital rail junction town of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Historic Courthouse stands in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It was built in 1859 and is one of only six remaining Tennessee courthouses from before the Civil War.
Oaklands Historic House Museum
An elegant mansion caught in the crossfire of the Civil War – This nationally registered, historic landmark reflects a time of prosperity in the Old South, as well as the hardships suffered during the Civil War.
The Sam Davis Memorial Association preserves the Sam Davis Home to keep alive the story of Sam Davis, his family, and the people who labored on this Middle Tennessee farm before, during, and after the Civil War. Through museum exhibits, the historic home, preserved farm land, and quality education programs, the SDMA imparts to its visitors the importance of learning about their past and its relevance to their present.
Stones River National Battlefield
The Battle of Stones River began on the last day of 1862 and was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. The battle produced important military and political gains for the Union, and it changed forever the people who lived and fought here.