Possible Land Acquisition for our Stones River National Battlefield?

The ‘Old General Electric Property’ is located just to the north of the intersection of N.W. Broad and Thompson Lane.

The Friends of Stones River National Battlefield has been working with the Civil War Trust, O’Reillys Auto Parts and the City of Murfreesboro to purchase the tract known to many as the General Electric plant, located on N.W. Broad Street.  However, our negotiations have failed to come to an agreement.

The Civil War Trust will support half the purchase price of $4.4 million.  We need the City of Murfreesboro to help with the other half.

Please urge our Murfreesboro City Council members and mayor to support this purchase.

Please visit the

Murfreesboro City Council Contact Page

and connect with our City Council.


O’Reillys is moving forward with their plans to build a large distribution center.  The traffic at Broad Street and Thompson Lane will become even more difficult.

The Civil War Trust will contribute $2.2 million towards the purchase but that is only half the battle.

For more information connect Mike Liles, president of the Friends of the Stones River National Battlefield, stonesriverbattlefield@gmail.com or 615-893-4410.