Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Rutherford County

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Baskin, Robert W. History of Blackman community. Murfreesboro, the author, 1986. 132 pp.

Baumstark, Michael P. Recreational demand study for Rutherford County. MTSU thesis, 1971. pp.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Rutherford County, Preliminary #6). Nashville, TSLA, 1968. 63 pp.

Borden, Elizabeth. "Blacksmith lore: Joe Hansberry, master blacksmith. " TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 50 (1985), pp. 10-21.

Davis, Charlene J. The geology of the LaVergne quadrangle, TN. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1959. 32 pp.

Dowden, M.L. Seasonal costs of producing & marketing cream in Rutherford County, TN, 1947-48. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1949. 35 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #250)

Dowden, M.L. Seasonal costs of producing & marketing fluid milk in Rutherford County, TN, 1947-48. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1949. 35 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #242).

Downen, M.L. Seasonal costs of producing & marketing milk for manufacturing purposes in Rutherford County, TN, 1947-48. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Station, 1949. 38 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #246)

Flood insurance study: Rutherford County, TN, unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1983. 40 pp.

Flood insurance study: Rutherford County, TN, unincorporated areas (rev. Oct. 17, 1989). Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1989. 42 pp.

Frow Chips. Vol. 1, Sept. 1971-. (monthly) Rutherford County Hist. Soc.

Galloway, Jesse J. Geology & natural resources of Rutherford County, TN. Nashville, TN Div. Geol., 1919. 81 pp. (its Bulletin #22)

George Peabody College for Teachers. Division of Surveys & Field Services. Public schools of Rutherford County, TN; a survey report. Nashville, 1958. 223 pp.

Glass, P.T. "Sketch of Henry Rutherford. " AHM 5 (1900), pp. 225-229.

Goodspeed's history of TN (Rutherford County, pp. 810-940, 1019-1076). Goodspeed, 1886.

Goodwin, Sarah J., et al., comps. Westbrooks, Williams & related Smothermans of Rutherford County TN, with histories of Midland Community, Oak Grove School, Old Leb Church.  Murfreesboro, Rutherford County Hist. Soc., 1984. 306 pp.

Greene, Samuel. Availability of education to Negroes in Rutherford County, TN. Fisk U. thesis, 1940. pp.

Hankins, Caneta S. Hearthstones: the story of Rutherford County homes. Murfreesboro, Oaklands Association, Inc. in cooperation with the Center for Historic Preservation at MTSU, 1993. 107 pp.

A history of Rutherford County schools to 1972. Murfreesboro, Rutherford County Retired Teachers Assn., 1986. 2 vols.

Hoffschwelle, Mary S. "Organizing rural communities for change: the Commonwealth Fund Child Health Demonstration in Rutherford County, 1923-1927. " THQ (Fall, 1994), pp. 154-164.

Houston, Gary B. A survey of the legal needs of the poor in Rutherford & Cannon counties, TN.  N.p., 1967. 29 pp.

Hughes, Mary B. Hearthstones: the story of Rutherford County homes. Murfreesboro, Mid-south, 1942. 68 pp. (reprinted, 1960, 69 pp.; fifteen additional homes are added in the second edition)

Hughes, Travis H. The geology of the Gladeville quadrangle, TN. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1960. 35 pp.

Intercultural contact: the Japanese in Rutherford County, TN [videocassette]. Knoxville, UT, 1986. (1 videocassette, 29 min.)

Ivey, John B. Geology of Cedars of Lebanon State Park & vicinity, Wilson & Rutherford counties, TN. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1950. 52 pp.

Jacobs, Lucile F. Duck River Valley in TN & its pioneers. N.p., 1968. 124 pp.

Jarman, Brenda S. "Ailin' animals: folk treatments collected in Rutherford County, TN. " TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 44 (1978), pp. 55-65.

Jarmon, Laura C. Arbors to bricks: a hundred years of African-American education in Rutherford County, TN, 1865 to 1965. Murfreesboro, MTSU Div. Cont. Studies & Pub. Ser., 1994. 144 pp.

Kirkeminde, Patricia B. "The confessions of Willis Mayberry. " TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 30 (1964), pp. 7-21.

Laniers, Doris, ed. "Mary Noailles Murfree: an interview. " THQ 31 (1972), pp. 276-278.

Lokey, James L. History of dairying in Rutherford County, TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1937. pp.

Lowe, Maggie J. "The murder of Manroe Bynum. " TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 20 (1954), pp. 9-13.

Lowe, Maggie J. "An old ballad composer of the nineties. " TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 19 (1953), pp. 83-94.

Luebke, B.H. Farm real estate situation in five areas of TN, 1941-1944. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1945. 52 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #185)

Middle TN State College. History of Rutherford County. Murfreesboro, MTSC, 1939. 52 pp.

Miller, Clarice. Central Christian Church early history. Murfreesboro, Rutherford County Hist. Soc., 1986. 111 pp. (Rutherford County Hist. Soc. Pub. #27)

Miller, Julia C. The status of women in industry in Rutherford County. MTSU thesis, 1969. pp.

Mooers, Charles A. The soils of Rutherford County. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1924. 27 pp. (its Bulletin # 130)

Muse, Lucia S. Salem Methodist Church, Rutherford County, TN, 1812-1975. Nashville, TN Society, NSDAR, 1976. 51 pp.

Mustard, Harry S. Cross sections of rural health progress: report of the Commonwealth Fund Child Health Demonstration in Rutherford County, TN, 1924-1928. NY, Commonwealth Fund, 1930. 23 pp.

Nashville MSA, 1980-1987: an economic analysis. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp. Sec., 1988. 55 pp.

Ordanbadian, Reza. Rutherford County: a study in onomastics. Auburn U. dissertation, 1968. 250 pp. (place names)

Pittard, Homer P. Legends & stories of Civil War Rutherford County. George Peabody College thesis, 1940. 132 pp.

Pittard, Mabel, comp. A history of Rutherford County in pictures. Murfreesboro, Rutherford County Hist. Soc., 1990. 128 pp.

Pittard, Mabel. Rutherford County. Memphis, MSU Press, 1985. 137 pp.

Puckett, Liz. "Stories from the tack room. " TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 46 (1980), pp. 45-83.

Ransom, Robert G. The history of medicine in Rutherford County, TN. Murfreesboro, Rutherford County Historical Society, 1985. 5 vols. (Vol. 1: Introduction & overview of the history of medicine in the county; Vol. 2: Biographies of nineteenth century physicians; Vol. 3: Biographies of twentieth century physicians; Vol. 4: History of Rutherford Hospital (now the Middle TN Medical Center);Vol. 5: History of Rutherford County Health Dept.)

Ross, Robert M. Grade A milk producers in Rutherford County, TN. Problem A: Characteristics of Rutherford County Grade A milk producers & their farms; problem B: Management practices of Rutherford County Grade A milk producers; problem C: Factors influencing dairy management practice adoption by Rutherford County Grade A milk producers. (three related problems in lieu of thesis. UT, 1966. 155 pp.)

Rutherford County Historical Publication. Vol. 1, 1973-. (quarterly) Rutherford County Hist. Soc.

Rutherford County home demonstration: plan of work, 1940. Murfreesboro, Home Demonstration Clubs, 1940. 39 pp.

Salmon, Lourene. "The tale of the mysterious barrel & other 'haint' tales collected in Big Springs."  TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 37 (1971), pp. 59-72.

Sims, Carlton C., ed. A history of Rutherford County. Murfreesboro, n.p., 1947. 236 pp. (reprinted, 1981)

Soil survey, Rutherford County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1977. 95 pp.

Southern Assoc. of Colleges & Schools. Visiting Comm. Evaluative study made in Rutherford County Central High School, Murfreesboro, TN. Murfreesboro, 1951. 106 pp.

Spence, John C. The annals of Rutherford County. Murfreesboro, Rutherford County Hist. Soc. (vol. 1, 1799-1828 (1991), 265 pp.; vol. 2, 1829-1870 (1991), 306 pp.)

Spence, John C. A diary of the Civil War. Murfreesboro, Rutherford County Hist. Soc., 1993. 164 pp.

Stanfield, Elizabeth P. "Selected social correspondence of Miss Eleanor Hardin Jackson of Rutherford County, 1861-1865. " TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 41 (1975), pp. 9-18.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps ] issued periodically.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps ] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Lavergne, Gladeville, Vine, Smyrna, Walterhill, Lascassas, College Grove, Rockvale, Murfreesboro, Dalton, Readyville, Chapel Hill, Rover, Fosterville, Webbs Jungle, Beech Grove, Deason.

US Soil Conservation Service. Soils interpretations, Rutherford County, TN. Nashville, Mid-Cumberland Council of Governments, 1977. 37 pp.

Walker, Watson F. Ten years of rural health work, Rutherford County, TN, 1924-1933. NY, Commonwealth Fund, 1935. 82 pp.

Walker, Watson F. & Caroline R. Randolph. Influences of a public health program: fifteen years in Rutherford County, TN, 1924-1938. NY, Commonwealth Fund, 1940. 106 pp.

Weeks, Terry. Heart of TN: the story & images of historic Rutherford County. Murfreesboro, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, 1992. 205 pp.

West, Carroll V. "The money our fathers were accustomed to": banks & political culture in Rutherford County, TN, 1800-1850." Wm. & Mary College dissertation, 1982. 245 pp.


Dyer, Minnie F. The history of Eagleville. Eagleville, n.p., 1972. 158 pp.



Rutherford County Bicentennial Comm. Griffith: a bicentennial publication. N.p., the commission, 1976. 60 pp.



Flood insurance study: city of LaVergne, TN, Cheatham County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1983. 19 pp.


Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU. Bulletin. Vol. 1-12, June 1911-1923; New Ser., Vol. 1-2, Aug. 1923- Apr. 1925; [3rd ser.] Vol. 1-, June 1925-. Frequency varies. (volumes for 1911-25 issued by the university under its earlier name: Middle TN State Normal School; 1925-30, Middle TN State Teachers College; 1930- 43, State Teachers College; 1943-65, Middle TN State College; 1965- , Middle TN State University)

MTSU magazine. Vol. 1, no. 1, Mar. 1993-. (monthly). MTSU.

Nunley, Joe E. The Raider forties. NY, Vantage Press, 1977. 115 pp.

Pittard, Homer. The first fifty years. Photography by Dr. Bealer Smotherman. Murfreesboro, Middle TN State College, 1961. 273 pp.

Pittard, Homer P. Middle TN State College: its historical aspects & its relation to significant teacher education movement. George Peabody College dissertation, 1957. 471 pp.

Woodmore, Thomas B. Up the winding stairs. Murfreesboro, the author, 1984. 168 pp.



Arnette, Charles B. From Mink Slide to Main Street. Murfreesboro, the author, 1991. 244 pp.

Arnette, Charles B. The history of the East Main Church of Christ. Murfreesboro, the author, 1988. 436 pp.

Bell, Ed. The lonely people & their strange ways. Selections compiled & edited by Robert Lasseter. Murfreesboro, n.p., 1951. 166 pp.

Donaldson, John G. Murfreesboro annexation study. Knoxville, MTAS, 1958. 42 pp.

Edwards, Charles D. & Linzy D. Albert. Master plan for recreation, Murfreesboro, TN. Nashville, n.p., 1952. 56 pp.

Flood insurance study: city of Murfreesboro, TN, Rutherford County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1983. 18 pp.

Flood insurance study: city of Murfreesboro, TN, Rutherford County. ( rev. June 2, 1994). Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1994. 1 v.

Henderson, C.C. The story of Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro, News-Banner, 1929. 145 pp.

Howse, Elisabeth O. Flowers for Grace. N.p., Mrs. Granville S. Ridley, Jr., 1972. 152 pp.

Llewellyn, Ralph M. "Others have labored" : a sesquicentennial address on the early history of the First Presbyterian Church, Murfreesboro, TN, Sunday, Apr. 29, 1962. Murfreesboro, n.p., 1962. 25 pp.

Murfreesboro Regional Plan. Comm. School survey & plans for city of Murfreesboro, TN. Murfreesboro, n.p., 1948. 31 pp.

Mutual Realty & Loan Company. Handbook of Murfreesboro & Rutherford County, TN. Murfreesboro,Home Journal Print., 1923. 128 pp.

Pittard, Homer. Pillar & ground. Photography by Archie King, et al. Murfreesboro, First Baptist Church, 1968. 166 pp.

US Army Corps of Engineers. Flood plain information study, Murfreesboro, TN, West Fork Stones River, Lytle & Sinking Creeks. Main report. Prepared for the city of Murfreesboro & Rutherford County Plan. Comm. by the US Army Engineer District, Nashville, Corps of Engineers. N.d., 1965. 32 pp.

Weatherford, Sally E. "Profile of a Murfreesboro quilt maker & her craft. " TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 44 (1978), pp. 108-114.

White, Robert H. "TN's four capitols. " ETHSP 6 (1934), pp. 29-43. (reprinted in TN old & new , vol. 1, pp. 319-332.)



Herndon, Joseph L. & Mary L. Oehrlein. Historic structures report, Oaklands Mansion, Murfreesboro, TN, for the Oaklands Assoc., Inc. Washington, D.C., Building Conservation Technology, 1978. 57 pp.

McBride, Robert M. "Oaklands: a venerable host, a renewed welcome. " THQ 22 (1963), pp. 303-322.

McConnell, Virginia, et al. Oaklands, a look at its past. N.p., 1987. 33 pp. (in partial fulfillment for the requirements for Historic Preservation 433, TSU)


Sam Davis Home

Baird, Mary R., comp. Home of Sam Davis, Smyrna, TN: a state shrine of a southern scout, under management of the Sam Davis Memorial Association, Smyrna, TN. Smyrna, the compiler, n.d. 48 pp.

Meredith, Owen N. "The Sam Davis home. " THQ 24 (1965), pp. 303-320.



Baird, Mary, comp. A history of the First Baptist Church of Smyrna. N.p., 1954. 22 pp.

Coleman, Nell E., comp. A history of the Smyrna Methodist Church, 1872- 1955. N.p., 1955. 88 pp.

Flood insurance study: town of Smyrna, TN, Rutherford County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1982. 17 pp.

Floods in Stewart Creek & Harts Branch, Smyrna, TN. Nashville, US Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, 1976. 32 pp.

Hoover, Walter K. A history of the town of Smyrna, TN. Nashville, McQuiddy, 1968. 559 pp.


Nissan Corporation

Egerton, Jolin. Nissan in TN. Smyrna, Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp., USA, 1983. 127 pp.

Hammer, Joshua. "Stretching their productivity as well as their limbs, auto- workers in TN go Japanese. (Nissan truck assembly plant in Smyrna.) " People Weekly 66 (Oct. 24, 1983), pp. 38-41.

Springs, Ricardo. Pilot case study: the decision by Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp. USA to build a light truck assembly plant in Smyrna, TN. Washington, D.C., US Dept. Transp., 1981. 78 pp.

Tokyo in TN. [videocassette]. NY, Carousel Films, 1983. 1 videocassette, 16 min. (a segment from the television program 60 Minutes)

Woods, Mike. "A look at Smyrna: the Nissan impact. " Pub. Man. 66 (June 1984), pp. 3-5.


Battle of Stones River/Stones River National Battlefield

The Battle of Stones River. N.p., Eastern Acorn Press, 1987. 55 pp. (articles originally appearing in Civil War Times Illustrated)

The Battle of Stones River. Jamestown, VA, Eastern Acorn Press, 1991. 55 pp.

Bearss, Edwin C. "Cavalry operations in the Battle of Stones River. " THQ 19 (1960), pp. 23-53, 110-144.

Bickham, William D. Rosecrans' campaign with the fourteenth army corps, or the Army of the Cumberlands: a narrative of personal observations with official reports of the Battle of Stone River. Cincinnati, OH, Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., 1863. 467 pp.

Byrne, Stephen C. An archeological survey of the visitor center addition & parking lot expansion, Stones River National Battlefield, Rutherford County, TN. Tallahassee, FL, National Park Service, Southeast Archaeological Battlefield, 1990. 12 pp.

Comstock, Rock L. Museum prospectus for Stones River National Military Park. N.p., 1959. 119 pp.

Cozzens, Peter. No better place to die: the battle of Stones River. Chicago, U. IL Press, 1990. 281 pp.

Fitch, John. Annals of the Army of the Cumberland: comprising biographies, descriptions of departments, accounts of expeditions, skirmishes, & battles; also its police record of spies, smugglers, & prominent rebel emissaries. Together with anecdotes, incidents, poetry, reminiscences, etc. & official reports of the battle of Stone River. By an officer. Illustrated with steel portraits, word engravings, & maps. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1863. 671 pp. (various editions)

Hascall, Milo S. Personal recollections & experiences: concerning the Battle of Stone River. Goshen, IL, Times Pub. Co., 1889. 22 pp. (a paper read by request before the Illinois Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the US, at Chicago, IL., Feb. 14, 1889)

Horn, Stanley F. The Battle of Stones River. N.p., Eastern Acorn Press, 1983. 15 pp. (first published in Civil War Times Illustrated)

Logsdon, David R. Eyewitnesses at the Battle of Stones River. Nashville, the author, 1989. 82 pp.

McDonough, James L. "The last days at Stones River: experiences of a Yank & a Reb. " THQ 40 (1981), pp. 3-12.

McDonough, James L. Stones River: bloody winter in TN. Knoxville, UT Press, 1980. 271 pp.

Murfree, Mary N. [pseud. Charles E. Craddock]. Where the battle was fought. Boston, Osgood, 1884. 423 pp. (fiction)

Phisterer, Frederick. The regular brigade of the Fourteenth army corps, the Army of the Cumberland, in the battle of Stone River, or Murfreesboro, TN, from Dec. 31st, 1862, to Jan. 30, 1863, both dates inclusive. N.p., 1883. 30 pp.

Rosecrans, William S. Report on the Battle of Murfreesboro, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1863. 571 pp.

Stevenson, Alexander F. The Battle of Stones River near Murfreesboro, TN, Dec. 30, 1862-Jan. 3, 1863... Boston, MA, J.R. Osgood, 1884. 197 pp.

Taylor, Martha S. Shiloh, again!: the story of Stones River & the Battle of Murfreesboro, TN.  Huntsville, AL, the author, 1989. 50 pp.

Thruston, Gates P. Personal recollections of the battle in the rear at Stone's River, TN. Nashville, Brandon, 1906. 21 pp.

US National Park Service. Denver Services Center. Draft general management plan & draft development concept plan for Stones River National Battlefield & Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN.  Denver, CO, National Park Service, US Dept. of the Interior, 1979. 145 pp.

Vance, Wilson. Stone's River, the turning-point of the Civil War. NY, Neale Pub. Co., 1914. 72 pp.

Willett, Ann W. A history of Stones River National Military Park. MTSC thesis, 1958. 155 pp.

Womack, Bob. "Stone's River National Military Park. " THQ 21 (1962), pp. 303-317.



Nance, R. Fred & John W. Nance, comps. The history of Versailles, tenth district, & its people.  Murfreesboro, Rutherford County Hist. Soc., 1983. 303 pp.