in the early 1870s by William P. Beaman as a general
store, this unimposing two story wood structure was
purchased in 1879 by Uriah Vaughan Sr. and later willed
to his daughter.
Over the many
years it has served as a store, post office, town
hall, and as law offices for Judge B.B. Winborne.
(Interestingly, a codicil to Vaughan’s will
stated that “B.B. Winborne has never owned the
building known as the Winborne Law Office and upon
my death the property will go to my daughter –
Mrs. B.B. Winborne – and her heirs. For the
use of the building Judge Winborne will provide me
with such law services as needed and also pay the
taxes and upkeep of the building.”)
Given to The Murfreesboro Historical
Association by the Winborne heirs, the building was
relocated from its Main Street location to the Historic
District in 1976. Upstairs one can see the safe of
Winborne & Brother (R.W. Winborne was a partner
from 1883 to 1891) in its specially designed alcove,
as well as the contents of Judge Winborne’s
law office including the desks, law books, and records
of both the Judge and his son Stanley.