American Heritage Tree Tour

DAR Historical Tree Tour at the TEC

American Heritage Tree Tour

Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130, United States

Created By: Rutherford County Library System

Tour Information

Walk the American Heritage Tree Tour at the Techonology Engagement Center in Murfreesboro. Along the grounds of the TEC, a part of the Rutherford County Library System, the Col. Hardy Murfree Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution have provided these historically linked trees for the community.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Alvin Cullum York, known also by his rank, Sergeant York, is one of the most celebrated soldiers in American history. He joined the pacifist Church of Christ in Christian Union in 1914, and when drafted for service in World War I in 1917, h... Read more
Alex Haley lived in Henning, Tennessee with his grandparents from 1921-1929. Here is where young Alex heard many oral accounts of his family history from his grandmother, Cynthia, and Aunts Liz, Viney, Till and Cousin Georgia. On summer eve... Read more
George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Washington was also a horticulturist... Read more
A National Historic Landmark, Stratford Hall preserves the legacy of the Lee family and its surrounding community, inspires an appreciation of America’s past, and encourages commitment to the ideals of leadership, honor, independent thoug... Read more
The Birthing Tree was a local landmark for settlers passing through the area. Travelers from North Carolina, Kentucky and Virginia would journey through Knoxville on the Old Kentucky Trail. These trails converged at Rock Island (the closest... Read more
Helen Keller grew up to become one of history's remarkable women. One of her favorite trees was a Water Oak, currently over 200 years old, which she often spoke and wrote about.
Samuel Clemens grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, a riverfront town on the Mississippi. As a boy Clemens often climbed trees and explored caves, spending many hours playing in a nearby cave that was known as Simms Cave, now the Mark Twain Cave.... Read more
Alvin Cullum York, known also by his rank, Sergeant York, is one of the most celebrated soldiers in American history. York received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest, taking 32 machine guns, killing 20 Ge... Read more


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