Rutherford County

Rutherford County Map

This map is intended for general geographical understanding. It does not provide the specific locations of the farms in order to protect the owners’ privacy. Map Courtesy of Carole Swann, Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

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 NameCountyDate FoundedSpecial Recognition
Elmwood Farm Rutherford 1815
Gamewell Farm Rutherford 1884
Gooch Farm Rutherford 1805
Gordon Farm Rutherford 1866
Hickory Hills Rutherford 1890
Jernigan Farm Rutherford 1851
Jones Farm Rutherford 1876
Lane Farm Rutherford 1810
Lawrence Farm Rutherford 1841
Marlin Farm Rutherford 1855