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In 1977, The Murray County Grand Jury and the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society appointed a Murray County History Committee to create a history of Murray County.

Ten years later the committee's arduous work resulted in the publication of an impressive 900-page book titled Murray County Heritage.
NOTE:  As of May 2019 a few copies of this book are still available for sale at the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society in Dalton, Ga.

To make this treasure-trove of local history more accessible and easier for researchers to use, permission has been granted to to post the text-only portion of the first 500 pages, covering the history of Murray County. The balance of the book, comprised of family histories, is not being posted at this time. Museum visitors should bear in mind that the book is still protected by copyright and may not be copied freely by others!

The book includes scores of illustrations: maps, drawings, and photographs that are not being posted on the museum website. The family histories have also been omitted here.

The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society sells the 900-page hard-cover book for $45.00 per copy plus $2.00 to cover shipping and handling. Every Murray County household should have a copy!

The Society also has available numerous other publications relating to the history of Murray County that can be ordered by mail. See "Historical Society Publications" for a complete list.

The special search engine provided here will enable serious researchers to search the entire posted text from Murray County Heritage and find in less than a second whatever information they seek! Wow! That's an impressive capability!

The search engine does not highlight the search words found. However, they can be highlighted by adding a very simple step. Once you have clicked on a section that the search engine found and it appears on your screen, you can then go to the top of your screen and click on the "Edit" box in your tool bar. Select the "Find" option, key in either a single word or a string of words from your search and each find will be highlighted for you. Continue clicking "find next" until you have gone through the entire document.


Note: In scanning any book into a computer file, a few characters do not scan correctly. And the computer spell checker will accept the erroneously scanned word so long as it is any correctly spelled word. Some 40 hours of searching and correcting such errors still did not catch all.

The material can be read as you would read the actual book, starting at the beginning and reading page-by-page to the end. Or, you can click any section title and jump directly to that part of the book.

Murray County Heritage Book

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