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Murfreesborotown in W Hertford County on Meherrin River. Settled around 1707 and known as Murfree's Landing for William Murfree, colonial and Revolutionary leader and owner of the town site. Known as Murfree's Ferry by 1770. Est. as Murfreesboro 1787. Site of Chowan University, founded there in 1848. Alt. 75. Produces wooden containers, tobacco, peanuts, cotton, corn, and pork. See also Princeton.
Murfreesboro TownshipNW Hertford County.
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