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Murrell Home

Park Hill, Oklahoma
County of Cherokee.
4 miles South of Talequah
National Register Number: 70000530
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: OK-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 30, 1974):
A 2-story frame dwelling, built in 1845 near the Cherokee capital by Virginian George Murrell, who married the niece of Cherokee leader John Ross. It reflects the Anglicized ways adopted by some Cherokees in their community of Park Hill, and is the only ante-bellum house to survive in the Cherokee Nation.

The property has received a new roof and extensive work on the eaves and downspouts.

The property received a special appropriation from the state legislature to replace the roof and repair eaves and downspouts. These were the most critical concerns.

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