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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.
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.)
 
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. Touch for map. Mounted on right side of front entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 West Austin Street, Jefferson TX 75657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marion County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas Statesman Charles Allen Culberson (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion County
Murphy Building Marker (<i>view showing building entrance next to marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
2. Murphy Building Marker (view showing building entrance next to marker)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Jay Gould Railroad Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Excelsior House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain William Perry (about 300 feet away); Early Jefferson Lodge Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
Regarding Murphy Building. The building currently houses the Marion County Sheriff's Office
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Murphy Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
3. Murphy Building
Thomas Jefferson Memorial adjacent to Murphy Building image. Click for full size.
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. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. 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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