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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

1900s Telephone Building

 
 
1900s Telephone Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
1. 1900s Telephone Building Marker
Inscription.  The telephone had made its way into many rural homes by the early 1900s. All calls had to be connected by an operator at a switchboard similar to the one at the Cannonsburgh Telephone Exchange Company. this switchboard originally came from the Rockvale Home Mutual Telephone in Southern Rutherford County. Because the operator had to be available at all hours, the switchboard building was also a home.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications.
 
Location. 35° 50.634′ N, 86° 23.792′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on 312 S Front Street. This marker is on the outside wall of the Telephone Building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rio Mill (here, next to this marker); Leeman House (here, next to this marker); One-Room Schoolhouse (here, next to this marker); University House (here, next to this marker); Loom House (One-Room Log Cabin) (here, next to this
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marker); Doctor's Office (here, next to this marker); Country Store (here, next to this marker); Ash Hopper (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
1900s Telephone Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
2. 1900s Telephone Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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