HISTORY PAVED OVER: GRANTLANDS PLANTATION AND THE MURFREE FAMILY
In the dawning years of the 1800s, the Murfree family built Grantlands, a beautiful antebellum mansion and estate on over 1,000 acres of land in Rutherford County, Tennessee. By 1863, the plantation was in ruins, the house was destroyed, and the area was left with only the city to bear the Murfree family name-- Murfreesboro, TN. In 2011, a group of students from Middle Tennessee State University "re-discovered" the old plantation under the pavement of the current city. Enter to discover the story of the Murfree's of Murfreesboro and their lost plantation.
Middle Tennessee State University Spring 2011 Explorations in Public History Class