Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc.

“Proud of Our Past . . . Committed to Our Future”

The Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc. 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, this is a town of museums — historic buildings with various collections that are unmatched anywhere else. 


This is the most unusual announcement we have ever had to make — the MHA Annual Meeting is cancelled due to the social distancing we all need to follow due to the COVID-19 virus. The election of officers and new board members will be a process handled through email. Announcements will be made to our members via email and this website.

Elizabeth Ann Warren Phillips

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Ann Warren Phillips (May 23, 1928 –
March 24, 2020). Mrs. Phillips was a long-standing pillar of the community. She served on the town’s Beautification Committee and for many years she was the site manager for the John Wheeler House
Museum. Elizabeth created the Wheeler House period garden. She also ensured that the interior of the John Wheeler Museum reflected the proper period based on expert resources. According to her family “Elizabeth lived a life rich in friends and family, always ready with a pot of homemade soup or flowers for anyone needing their spirits lifted.”
Visit the website of Garrett-Sykes and leave your condolences. You may also make a memorial gift to the Murfreeboro United Methodist Church or the Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc.

Thank you for your patience.
Roberts-Vaughan House
Chamber of Commerce Headquarters


Agriculture/Transportation Museum
Brady C. Jefcoat Museum
Dr. Walter Reed House
Hertford Academy
John Wheeler House
Murfree-Smith Law Office
Roberts-Vaughan House
Southall Cemetery
Tinsmith Shop
Village Print Shop
Vincent-Deale Blacksmith Shop
William Rea Museum
Winborne Country Store
Winborne Law Office

Calendar of Events

  • Annual Meeting – April 3rd – CANCELLED
  • Jefcoat Pork Fest – May 16th – POSTPONED
  • Watermelon Fest – Hot Fudge Booth July 29th – August 1st
  • School Tours – November
  • Candlelight Christmas Tour & Dinner
    December 11th & 12th
August 2020

Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 3
Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27855
(252) 398-5922