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Jefferson in Marion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Murphy Building

 
 
Murphy Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
1. Murphy Building Marker
Inscription.  Brothers John C. Murphy (1816-71) and James M. Murphy (b. 1820) of Tennessee came to Jefferson, Texas, in 1850. They owned a wholesale cotton firm and were prominent businessmen. In the early 1850s they built this structure as a warehouse in the riverfront district. In 1884 the building was remodeled for county offices and courts. In 1915 it became the city hall, with space for the Chesterfield Dance Club and the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department. A Diebold safe, installed in 1877, continues to serve the building, again used for county offices.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8074.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 32° 45.377′ N, 94° 20.683′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Texas, in Marion County. Marker is on West Austin Street, 0.1 miles east of South Vale Street, on the right when traveling east. Mounted on right side of front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 West Austin Street, Jefferson TX 75657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Marion County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Vernon Dalhart (within shouting distance of this marker); Kahn Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas Statesman Charles Allen Culberson (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion County (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
Regarding Murphy Building. The building currently houses the Marion County Sheriff's Office
 
Murphy Building Marker (<i>view showing building entrance next to marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
2. Murphy Building Marker (view showing building entrance next to marker)
Murphy Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
3. Murphy Building
Thomas Jefferson Memorial adjacent to Murphy Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
4. Thomas Jefferson Memorial adjacent to Murphy Building
Thomas Jefferson
Third President of the United States of America
Born: April 2, 1743 – Died: July 4, 1826
Author of the Declaration of American Independence
Author of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom
and Father of the University of Virginia
Namesake of Jefferson, Texas


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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