James Crawford Murphy

James Crawford Murphy (HMZ5D)

Location: Sevierville, TN 37862 Sevier County
Buy Tennessee State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 35° 52.142', W 83° 33.921'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites


Benefactor of Murphy College 1890-1936, for whom it was named, this prominent farmer and merchant first come to Sevierville as a tanner in 1833. He returned again to Sevier county 1847 with his wife, Mary "Polly" Smith (1811-1894), settling along the middle prong of the Little Pigeon River near Harrisburg. Acquiring the title "Colonel" from his service in the Tennessee Militia, Murphy donated the land for the building of a house of worship for the congregations of Methodist Episcopal North and Methodist South in 1885, today known as Murphy's Chapel United Methodist Church. The Murphy's had many descendants still living as farmers on the original homeplace and many sons, grandsons, and great grandsons who had businesses on this square.
HM NumberHMZ5D
Year Placed1986
Placed BySevier Museum of History and Art
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:32pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 268384 N 3972461
Decimal Degrees35.86903333, -83.56535000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 52.142', W 83° 33.921'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 52' 8.52" N, 83° 33' 55.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)865
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 122 W Main St, Sevierville TN 37862, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?