|Location||Park Hill, Oklahoma|
|NRHP Reference #||70000530|
|Added to NRHP||June 22, 1970|
|Designated NHL||May 30, 1974|
The Murrell Home, also known as the George M. Murrell Home, is a historic home and museum in Park Hill, near Tahlequah, Oklahoma. It was built in 1845, the building starting in 1844, and was most likely constructed least in part by slaves. It is one of only a few antebellum houses that have survived in the Cherokee Nation. The mansion itself was known as Hunter's Home by its first owner George Michael Murrell. George Murrell was married to Minerva Ross Murrell, the niece of Cherokee leader John Ross. The Murrells came to Indian Territory about the time of the Trail of Tears (1839). During the American Civil War, the area surrounding the Murrell Home was frequently raided by forces loyal to both the Union and Confederacy, but the Murrell Home itself was spared destruction during this turbulent time; the only local building to do so.
The home is operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society as a historic house museum with furnishings reflecting the period 1830s-1860s. The Daniel Cabin is a log cabin on the property that is used for living history demonstrations of Cherokee life in the 1850s.
The property features a 45-acre (182,000 m2) park with trails.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "Murrell Home". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-11.
- "Murrell Home." Cherokee Nation Tourism. (retrieved 21 March 2010)
- Tsinhnahjinnie, Hulleah J. and Veronica Passalacqua, eds. Our People, Our Land, Our Images: International Indigenous Photography. Berkeley: Heyday Books, 2008: 4-5. ISBN 978-1-59714-057-7.
- George M. Murrell Home - official site
- George M. Murrell Home - Oklahoma Historical Society
- George M. Murrell Home info, photos and video on TravelOK.com Official travel and tourism website for the State of Oklahoma
- George M. Murrell House, Murrell Road, at junction of Willis Road, Park Hill vicinity, Cherokee, OK at the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)
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