Location: Murfreesboro, Rutherford County
Kevin Cason, Tullahoma, TN
Middle Tennessee State University
Located in Murfreesboro on what was once known as Oaklands Plantation, Maney Springs is named after the Maney family, prominent residents of the area in the nineteenth century. Sallie Murfree Maney, the daughter of the city's namesake Colonel Hardee Murfree, lived with her husband Dr. James Maney in what is now Oaklands Historic House Museum. Maney Springs served as a water source for the plantation and was a gathering place for family and community events. The springs was also used by troops during the Civil War. With such rich connections, Maney Springs deserves to be protected from water pollution and encroachment from urban and residential development.