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Kittrell, Tennessee

Coordinates: 35°49′25″N 86°14′41″W / 35.82361°N 86.24472°W / 35.82361; -86.24472
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Cripple Creek bridge in Kittrell

Kittrell is an unincorporated community along U.S. Route 70S in Rutherford County, Tennessee,[1] located seven miles east of Murfreesboro.[2] It shares the zip code of 37149 assigned to Readyville.[3]

The community is named for Major Marion B. Kittrell who sold his farm and moved to the area around Cripple Creek on July 18, 1874. A post office was established in 1884 but discontinued with the adoption of rural free delivery around 1903.[4] Kittrell has been home to several schools and churches over the years that have been disused or destroyed by fire.[5] Uncle Dave Macon purchased a home in the community in 1900 that still stands today.[6] Other prominent landmarks include Pilot Knob (also claimed by Readyville), an elementary school, and a fire department.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Kittrell". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  2. ^ "Kittrell". Kittrell.
  3. ^ "Readyville, TN 37149". Readyville, TN 37149.
  4. ^ Rutherford County Historical Society, Publication No. 2, winter, 1973.
  5. ^ "Once a County of North Carolina". tnahgp.genealogyvillage.com.
  6. ^ "Around Rutherford: At home with Uncle Dave Macon". June 29, 2015.
  7. ^ "Home". kes.rcschools.net.
  8. ^ "Home". kittrellvfd.com.

35°49′25″N 86°14′41″W / 35.82361°N 86.24472°W / 35.82361; -86.24472