John Murphy

John Murphy (HMMXZ)

Location: Murphys, CA 95247 Calaveras County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 8.265', W 120° 27.924'

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1824 - 1892

Founder of Murphys, 1848.
John and brother Daniel set up trading post; hired Miwok Indians to mine gravel - paid them in merchandise

Murphys was first known as Murphys Diggings; then Murphys Camp - later Murphys

John Murphy left camp in Dec. 1849 with $1,500,000 in gold. Returned to San Jose. Married Virginia Reed of Donner Party.

Served as Mayor of San Jose and Sheriff of Santa Clara
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 6:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 722131 N 4224134
Decimal Degrees38.13775000, -120.46540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 8.265', W 120° 27.924'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 8' 15.90" N, 120° 27' 55.44" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 529 Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys CA 95247, US
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