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About Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Murfreesboro, although sometimes believed to be a suburb of Nashville, is the fastest growing city in the state of Tennessee at the present time. There are several points of interest in Murfreesboro that are worth visiting for. Topping in the list is the Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village, where the world’s largest cedar bucket was built in 1887. The bucket measures about 6 feet tall with a 6 feet diameter at its base and 9 feet at its top. It was first displayed in the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 and followed in 1904 during the Saint Louis World’s Fair. When the cedar bucket factory was burned in 1952, it was auctioned several times and was just brought back to Murfreesboro in 1976 and currently displayed at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village. Another point of interest in the city is the Oaklands Historic House Museum, a local landmark famous to its Italianate design. It is also included in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1862, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was one of its notable visitors. The Stones River Greenway Arboretum, located beside the Stones River, is home of native species of hardwoods and softwoods and can only be seen in the area. Moreover, the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring is 20 acres of wetlands boardwalk and a nature center aims to preserve large areas of vanishing wetlands as well as natural home for rare native plants. Since it was opened in 2002, a total of 100,000 visitors were recorded to visit the center annually.

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