Murfreesboro, Tennessee: World's Largest Cedar BucketThe original 1887 bucket burned up, a victim of arson in 2005. A new giant bucket appeared in Oct. 2011. It is six feet tall and holds 1,566 gallons -- just like the original.
- 312 S Front St, Murfreesboro, TN
- Downtown. I-24 exit 78 onto Old Fort Parkway. East on Old Fort until you hit Broad St. Turn right, keep in the right lane. You will go a short distance and will begin to see signs for Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village. Turn right into the entrance (which is Front St.) and keep going -- you'll see Cannonsburgh on your right.
Visitor Tips and News About World's Largest Cedar Bucket
As of 27 December 2012 the bucket resides in an enclosure near the original site. A keen eye can see it from the adjacent buildings. Rebuilt after the arson from 100 year old cedar and the metal rings and handle recovered from the original![Joe, 12/29/2012]
As of December 2012 no bucket, however still a great find. We stop while visiting grandma.[Laurie, 12/26/2012]
Hmm...maybe our directions need some tuning. The bucket is still there, pretty much in the same spot as the original, as it has been since October 2011. The Murfreesboro official that we spoke with today was shocked that anyone would think that the town would let its bucket get away again.
This is a really cool little town. The area where the bucket is has a great collection of restored 19th century buildings. Also there is a very friendly goose that lives nearby in the creek. He loves to be petted. Never met a goose that was open to being pet.[Carley Henderson, 08/31/2012]
A new rebuilt World's Largest Cedar Bucket was brought back to Cannonsburgh Village on Oct. 22, 2011. Ever since the original was burnt, the local Rutherford County Blacksmiths' Association was dedicated to rebuilding it. It took a little longer than expected to find red cedar that was the right hue, free of knots and could be cut into large enough planks.
The new bucket was built to similar dimensions as the old bucket: 6 feet tall, 6 feet wide at the base up to 7 1/2 at the top, able to hold 1566 gallons. It was built with thicker planks to make it more durable. Now, it's kept locked behind a fence.[Brent Moore, 11/12/2011]
The new bucket uses the metal handle, rings and hardware of the original 1887 bucket.
Bucket remains burned. All that is left is what could honestly be just someone's firewood. The lady at the visitor's center said they were hoping to rebuild it, but it is not a priority.[TravellerMel, 08/29/2009]