|To locate Harshaw Chapel, take Peachtree through Muarphy. Turn at Sneed Street, at the sign. |
The DAR chapter of Murphy was chartered 1964. The first topic was the sad condition of the Old Harshaw Chapel (decaying floors, steeple, and the sad condition of the cemetery).
In January 1965, there was a joint meeting of the DAR and the Cherokee County Historical Society which resulted in the decision to restore the chapel. On January 15, 1965, the Trustees of the First Methodist Church transferred the deed for the chapel to the DAR and the project was underway.
Since 1965, a primary goal of this chapter has been the preservation of Cherokee County's oldest brick structure, the Harshaw Chapel. Just as Joshua Harshaw realized in 1869, when he gave this structure to the Methodist Church, this chapter understands the importance of preserving our local heritage.