Historic Photos of the Rutherford County Courthouse and Public Square
This is the oldest known photograph of the Murfreesboro Square and dates to around 1864. It shows the northeast corner of the Public Square and includes Union cabins around the Courthouse. Notice the cabins and hearths of the Union soldiers' encampment around what is now the Courthouse lawn. The wall around the courthouse was torn down by Union soldiers who used the bricks for their hearths and other purposes.