Murrell Home
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 Murrell Home was home to Jennie Ross Cobb (1881”“1959), one of the earliest Native American photographers, who helped direct restoration of the house. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974. 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 (180,000 m 2) park with trails.

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