James Crawford Murphy

James Crawford Murphy (HMZ5D)

Location: Sevierville, TN 37862 Sevier County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 52.142', W 83° 33.921'

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1807-1894

Benefactor of Murphy College 1890-1936, for whom it was named, this prominent farmer and merchant first come to Sevierville as a tanner in 1833. He returned again to Sevier county 1847 with his wife, Mary "Polly" Smith (1811-1894), settling along the middle prong of the Little Pigeon River near Harrisburg. Acquiring the title "Colonel" from his service in the Tennessee Militia, Murphy donated the land for the building of a house of worship for the congregations of Methodist Episcopal North and Methodist South in 1885, today known as Murphy's Chapel United Methodist Church. The Murphy's had many descendants still living as farmers on the original homeplace and many sons, grandsons, and great grandsons who had businesses on this square.
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HM NumberHMZ5D
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Year Placed1986
Placed BySevier Museum of History and Art
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 268384 N 3972461
Decimal Degrees35.86903333, -83.56535000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 52.142', W 83° 33.921'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 52' 8.52" N, 83° 33' 55.26" W
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Area Code(s)865
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 122 W Main St, Sevierville TN 37862, US
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