Near Bolivar in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
The Murphy Farm
Alexander Murphy 1840-1931
Mollie M. Murphy 1869-1945
Mary Murphy 1834-1908
William J. Murphy 1872-1931
Historical events on the Farm:
Battle of Harpers Ferry
September 13-15, 1862
General Philip Sheridan's Fortification
August 1864 to April 1865
Site of John Brown Fort
Pilgrimage of the
Colored Women's League of Washington, D.C.
The Second Niagara Movement
John Brown Day
Pilgrimage to John Brown's Fort
August 17, 1906
In memory of Alexander and Mary Murphy, who were
instrumental in the preservation of John Brown's Fort, and to
each generation of their descendents, who have recognized
the importance of conserving Murphy Farm.
Successive generations of the Murphy family have
welcomed citizens from across the nation to the farm to
reflect upon the historical events that have figured so
prominently in our nation's history
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1865.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Moving Symbol (within shouting distance of this marker); Pilgrimage (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountains, Men, and Maneuvers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sheridan Dug In (about 700 feet away); The Fate of Harpers Ferry was sealed. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Struggle to the Heights (approx. ¼ mile away); From Civil War to Civil Rights / Battle of Harpers Ferry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,812 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on April 22, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.