John Murphy

John Murphy (HMMXZ)

Location: Murphys, CA 95247 Calaveras County
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N 38° 8.265', W 120° 27.924'

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1824 - 1892

Founder of Murphys, 1848.
John and brother Daniel set up trading post; hired Miwok Indians to mine gravel - paid them in merchandise

Murphys was first known as Murphys Diggings; then Murphys Camp - later Murphys

John Murphy left camp in Dec. 1849 with $1,500,000 in gold. Returned to San Jose. Married Virginia Reed of Donner Party.

Served as Mayor of San Jose and Sheriff of Santa Clara
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HM NumberHMMXZ
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Placed ByE Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 6:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 722131 N 4224134
Decimal Degrees38.13775000, -120.46540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 8.265', W 120° 27.924'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 8' 15.90" N, 120° 27' 55.44" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 529 Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys CA 95247, US
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