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Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Murfreesboro is approximately 2,585 (1999), 2835 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 931 (1990), 986 (2010).
The amount of land area in Murfreesboro is 4.817 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.016 sq kilometers.
The distance from Murfreesboro to Washington DC is 169 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 98 miles. (as the crow flies)
Murfreesboro is positioned 36.44 degrees north of the equator and 77.09 degrees west of the prime meridian.


near Albemarle between the Roanoke and Chowan Rivers.
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History & History Related Items

The first inhabitants of the area were Native American Tribes - the Nottoway, Meherrin and Chowanoke. John White of Roanoke Island was the first white visitor in the 1500's. Some Jamestown residents ventured into the area during the 1600's. Records indicate that actual settlers were here as early as 1710. Later more settlers came, including William Murfree. He was an Irish immigrant who began a "king's landing," where imports and exports were inspected. Soon this site became known as Murfree's Landing. In 1787, he donated 97 acres of land for a town. In gratitude, the town named itself Murfreesborough. The spelling was later changed to Murfreesboro. During the 18th & 19th centuries, the ships from New England, West Indies and Europe came here to exchange their goods for agricultural products.

Many of the old, historic building still stand in Mufreesboro, making the town a haven for tourists who long to experience the colonial times. Not only are vintage homes available for viewing, but other parts of colonial life have been restored such as stores, a blacksmith and a tinsmith's shop.
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The Watermelon Festival - held each summer with entertainment, rides, games, crafts, food and much more.

For more information about Murfreesboro, contact the Roberts-Vaughan village Center at
116 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, N.C. 27855
Phone: 252-398-5922

The Brady C. Jefcoat Museum

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The population of Murfreesboro was:
1990 - 2,580
1999 - 2,585

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