Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery

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Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery
Harshaw Cemetery in Murphy.jpg
Graves in the cemetery
Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery is located in North Carolina
Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery
Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery is located in the United States
Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery
LocationChurch and Central Sts., Murphy, North Carolina
Coordinates35°5′6″N 84°2′1″W / 35.08500°N 84.03361°W / 35.08500; -84.03361Coordinates: 35°5′6″N 84°2′1″W / 35.08500°N 84.03361°W / 35.08500; -84.03361
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
ArchitectCooper, James Warner
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference #84001979[1]
Added to NRHPApril 05, 1984

Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery is a historic Methodist chapel and cemetery at Church and Central Streets in Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina.[2] The chapel was built on land gifted to the church by Joshua Harshaw, who was a prominent slaveholder in the area.[3] The chapel was completed May 1, 1869, and is a vernacular Greek Revival style brick church. The surrounding Murphy Methodist Cemetery contains graves dated as early as about 1840.[4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Harshaw Chapel, Murphy, North Carolina - This Old Church on Waymarking.com". www.waymarking.com.
  3. ^ Liz (11 August 2008). "Southern Highlands Cam: Harshaw Chapel".
  4. ^ Michael Ann Williams (July 1983). "Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01.