Murfreesboro is a city in and the county seat of Rutherford County, Tennessee. The population was 108,755 according to the 2010 census, up from 68,816 residents certified in 2000. In 2014, census estimates showed a population of 120,954. The city is the center of population of Tennessee and is part of the Nashville metropolitan area, which includes thirteen counties and a population of 1,757,912 (2013). It is Tennessee's fastest growing major city and one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Murfreesboro is also home to Middle Tennessee State University, the largest undergraduate university in the state of Tennessee, with an undergraduate population of 22,299 and 25,188 total students as of 2009. In 2006, Murfreesboro was ranked by Money as the 84th best place to live in the United States, out of 745 cities with a population over 50,000. Wikipedia
Murfreesboro’s town culture is dominated mainly by remnants of the Civil War and a strong presence of cultural memorabilia. This Tennessee town plays host to many musical events throughout the year. One of the events, the Uncle Dave Macon Days is a competition of classical music and dance. Close to the town square is Murfreesboro Center for Arts that doubles up as a theatre for concerts, shows and dances. One of the most important Civil War memorials is the Stones River National Battlefield complete with a fortress, cemetery, monuments and a part of the actual field where the battle took place. Another Civil War museum is the Oaklands Historic House Museum. Check out the Avenue Murfreesboro for some open-air shopping and restaurants. A holiday in Murfreesboro takes you back in time for some reflection.
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