city in central Tenn.: site of a Union victory over Confederate forces during the Civil War (1863): pop. 69,000
after Col. H. Murfree (1752-1809)
See Murfreesboro in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of central Tennessee southeast of Nashville. The state capital from 1819 to 1825, it was the site of a hard-fought Union victory in the Battle of Murfreesboro (December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863). Population: 92,600.