Murfreesboro, Tennessee: World's Largest Cedar Bucket

The 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.
Address:
312 S Front St, Murfreesboro, TN
Directions:
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.
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Big bucket. World's Largest Cedar Bucket

You burn a town's big bucket and things get serious. The big cedar bucket is on display but guarded by a large enclosure. There are plenty of photo ops in the village which houses the big cedar bucket. A collection of vintage tractors, gas pumps, and pioneer buildings are also there.

[Darren And Donna, 07/14/2014]
World's Largest Cedar Bucket

This is again the world's largest cedar bucket. They were able to restore it after the fire, so the big bucket in Oxford no longer holds the title.

[Kate, 07/19/2013]
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]
No bucket, 2012. World's Largest Cedar Bucket

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.

Pet the goose. World's Largest Cedar Bucket

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]

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