Rutherford County was created in 1803, from sections of Davidson, Wilson, Williamson, and Sumner counties. The county was named in honor of Griffith Rutherford, an Irish immigrant who served on the council of the Southwest Territory. The county seat is Murfreesboro, home of Middle Tennessee State University and the Stones River National Battlefield. In addition, Rutherford County has many businesses such as General Electric, National Health Corporation, Bridgestone/Firestone, and Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation. For more information regarding Rutherford County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.
|Farm Name||County||Date Founded||Special Recognition|
|Butler Farm||Rutherford||1880||African-American Founder|
|Caff-E-Hill Farms||Rutherford||1859||National Register|
|Cates Farm||Rutherford||1846||National Register|
|E.S. Williams Farm||Rutherford||1867|