MURRAY, TEXAS. Murray, at the intersection of Farm roads 209 and 578, fourteen miles southwest of Graham in southwestern Young County, was settled in 1874 by Thomas Price. J. J. Murray soon followed Price, and the two pioneers hunted buffalo and in 1875 made the first wagon passage through the Double Fork Mountains. Other pioneers included Russell Tyre, R. K. Mayes, and the Carmack and Walsh families. The new town was named for Murray when the post office was established in 1880. By 1886 a community of twenty-seven Methodists worshipped together, and a new church was built in 1907. Murray had a population of twenty-nine in 1980; by then the post office had been closed. The population was still recorded as twenty-nine in 1990. The population grew to forty-five in 2000.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, William R. Hunt, "Murray, TX," accessed May 05, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnm75.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles