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Murfreesboro Essential Info


Murfreesboro is a city in Tennessee.

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  1. Murfreesboro is home to Middle Tennessee State University, the largest undergraduate university in the state of Tennessee.
  2. The town was first named "Cannonsburgh" in honor of Tennessee politician Newton Cannon, but was soon renamed "Murfreesboro" for Revolutionary War hero Colonel Hardy Murfree.
  3. Murfreesboro is home to a number of natural and man-made lakes plus several small wetlands including Todd's Lake and the Murfree Spring wetland area.
  4. Sarah Childress Polk was born in Murfreesboro. She was the wife of the 11th President of the United States, James Polk, and served as First Lady of the United States from 1845 to 1849.

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