One of the fastest growing counties in Tennessee, Rutherford is the outlying neighbor to Nashville. One of the largest cities in the county is Murfreesboro which is immersed in history and was once called Cannonburgh and was temporarily the state's capital until 1862. It's the location for much civil wars battles, but today it's home to a large population and features many attractions such as
- Stones River National Battlefield
- Cannonburgh Village
- Black Cat Cave
- Oaklands Historic House Museum
The area is has a rich countryside that pairs perfectly with outdoor activities. One of the main tourist attractions is the Greenway System composed of Lylte Creek and Stone River trails. Residents and tourists alike utilize these attributes to enjoy walking, jogging, or biking.
"The Boro" as it's sometimes referred to by the locals, is geographically located in the center of Tennessee. On Old Lascassas Pike, there is a stone monument to mark the official spot.
Murfreesboro is also home to Middle Tennessee State University. It was founded in 1911 and is one of the leading higher education establishments in the state. Some of the alumni have gone on to receive Nobel Prizes in various categories.