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Tuesday’s Tidbits – Jennifer Whittington

This is a weekly article highlighting snippets of history from Murfreesboro, NC.  I have been deeply involved with the history of our town since I first volunteered for the MHA in 2004.  I decided to write a history book capturing facts and dispelling fiction regarding the Rea family.  This project is nearing completion.

My research has taken me to Salem and Boston, MA as well as every courthouse, library and cemetery in the northeast corner of North Carolina.  While researching information in courthouses and libraries, I kept running across and saving interesting yet non related information that I felt needed to be shared, not forgotten. 

So with that said, here is a beautifully written eulogy contained in the records of the Town of Murfreesboro 1887.

Article One: 10/18/16

Article Two: 10/24/16

Article Three: 10/31/16

Article Four: 11/8/16
Article Five: 11/15/16  


The following events will be happening soon. If you would like to volunteer for any of these events, please call the office and let Audrey know which event you would like to participate in.

School Tours - October 26th.

Soup & Sandwich Day - November 16th

It is not too early to make plans for this year's Candlelight Christmas. The dates are December 9th and 10th. Make a note that the dates are for Friday and Saturday. The last several years the Tour was held the first Thursday and Friday of December. Again, it has changed for this year. More information will be forthcoming.

Tours You may plan a group tour at any time, just call the office at 252-398-5922. Book your tour soon! You may wish to consider a self-guided walking tour. Booklets are available at the MHA Office for $7.00.

The Annual Meeting, which was held in April, was hosted by Tavern 125 in Murfreesboro. President Lamar Van Brackle announced the five new Board members as Charles Pond, Gene Hardin, Lisa Turner, Brenda Tinkham and Suzanne Deets. They will serve until 2019. The Executive Committee members remained the same: Lamar Van Brackle - President, Lloyd Hill - Vice-President, SuEllen Askew - Secretary, Elicia Revelle - Treasurer.

MHA also has a new Office Manager, Audrey Stephenson. Ms. Stephenson is in the office from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Sandra Fowler is the Event Coordinator.

Did you know that you can rent our lovely Hertford Academy and the Roberts-Vaughan Gabezo and grounds for weddings, family reunions, etc.? More details are listed here.

King's Landing -- Would you like to read past issues of the King's Landing?
The back issues are now available to view as a PDF (portable document format) file.

Jan-Feb 2010 Issue January 2012 Issue September 2013 Issue
Sept. 2010 Issue June 2012 Issue January 2014 Issue
January 2011 issue September 2012 Issue June 2014 Issue
June 2011 Issue January 2013 Issue September 2014 Issue
September 2011 Issue June 2013 Issue  

Be sure to visit our About MHA page. There are many links to local affiliates.

Dale Neighbors, former MHA Executive Director, has started a blog about Murfreesboro history.
A blog allows others to read and post, thus creating a network of people interested in the same topic.
Perhaps you have historical knowledge of our town and would like to share and preserve it. If so,
log on and join Dale.
Help make this idea a success.
Living History

The Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc.
PO Box 3 • Murfreesboro, NC 27855
©2008 MHA. MHA is a Non-Profit Organization

The Murfreesboro Historical Association is dedicated to preservation and our history. Our town has significant properties dating to the 1700's. Many are owned by MHA and others are private homes. In our historic district you can enjoy walking along brick sidewalks from one site to the next. Additionally, we are a town of museums - historic buildings with various collections that are unmatched anywhere else.

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