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George M. Murrell House, Murrell Road, at junction of Willis Road, Park Hill, Cherokee County, OK

George M. Murrell House, Murrell Road, at junction of Willis Road, Park Hill, Cherokee County, OK

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Summary

Significance: The substantial house built circa 1844 for George Michael Murrell, merchant and postmaster of Park Hill and Tahlequah, was widely known as the center of genteel society before the Civil War. Murrell's fondness for the hunt, and the frequency with which it was held, gave the house its sobriquet. The style, furnishings, events and atmosphere of the house recalled Murrell's native Virginia and the plantation life in which he was raised, and was unusually luxurious for the predominantly rural area. It was the only grand establishment to survive the Civil War, but was not afterward occupied by the Murrells, who remained in the East after the war.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-28
Survey number: HABS OK-28
Building/structure dates: ca. 1844 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: before 1908 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1948- ca. 1955 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000530

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Price, James S
Tomlan, Michael A, project manager
Hnedak, John D, field team
Smalling, Walter, photographer
Swayze, Roger D, delineator
Higgins, Vicki J, delineator
Holmes, Nicholas H, delineator
Grashof, Bethanie C, delineator
Tomlan, Michael A, historian
McCown, Susan, historian
Jandoli, Liz, transmitter
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Location

Park Hill (Okla.)35.87083, -94.95176
Google Map of 35.8708326, -94.9517605
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