Murfreesboro, the seat of Rutherford County in Tennessee, is part of Nashville’s metropolitan area. It is Tennessee’s fastest growing city, with a population exceeding 117,000.
There are currently around three funeral homes in the Murfreesboro area, all of them within five miles of the center.
There are around ten memorial gardens and cemeteries within the city including Evergreen Cemetery on Greenland Drive, Stones River National Cemetery on Old Nashville Highway, and Old City Cemetery on East State Street.
For places of worship in Murfreesboro include St Mark’s United Methodist Church on North Rutherford Boulevard, Fellowship United Methodist Church on Salem Creek Drive, St Paul's Episcopal Church on North Academy Street, and the Islamic Center on Veals Road.
There are some laws affecting funerals in the state of Tennessee which you should be aware of. You must, for example, to register a death within five days. Copies of this document can be ordered through the Health Department’s website. Most burials are in public cemeteries; however, it is possible to arrange a burial on private land, though this will need to be covered with a deed. There are no controls over where ashes may be scattered, though it is always advisable to seek the landowner’s permission.
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