|Home Page | Planned Exhibits | Research Support | Want to Help? | Why a Museum in Cyberspace? | Updates|
|Carter's Quarter||Barbed Wire||Cherokee Removal FT||Civil War||Coulter Dolls|
|County Officials||Death Certificates||Early Chenille||Early Doctors||Early Newspapers|
|Fort Mountain||Free Negroes 1870||Gateways||Historical County Lines||Historical Markers|
|History of Murray||Korean War||Landmarks Lost||Lists||Memoirs of a Slave|
|Methodist Church||Murray Artists||Murray Cemeteries||Murray Characters||Murray Census 1834|
|Murray Families||Murray Heritage Book||Murray High School||Murray History 1911||Murray Memories|
|Murray Post Offices||Murray Quilts||Murray Schools||Old News Stories||Photographs|
|Planned Displays||Poems||Prized Possessions||Road to Dalton 1950||Rolling Stores|
|Roseville Pottery||School Valentines||Stained Glass||Time Capsules||Vann House|
|Vann Slaves||Veterans Memorial||Vietnam War||Vintage ADs||War Dead|
|Wood Vases||World War I||World War II||Wright Hotel|
Poems by Murray Poets and Poems About Murray County
by William Martin Sapp,
Clerk of Superior Court, Whitfield County.
This poem was originally published in The Murray News.
Beneath the silent vigil of Old Fort
Whose contour pierces the skies,
Awing us into reverence,
The fair county of Murray lies.
Peopled by brave scions of patriots,
Ennobled by the march of years,
Through whose veins flows the crimson
Of ancestors without peers.
Dame Nature's bounteous hand of plenty
Into Murray's lap has poured
Untold wealth for the husbandman;
And her mountains with richness are stored.
Piping peaceful peans of prosperity,
Over forest, field, and fen,
Come zephyrs from the Realm of Dens,
Laden with the breath of life for men.
Close to the blue vaulted dome of heaven,
Old Cohutta's proud peaks rise,
Pointing forever upward
To the home beyond the skies.
Her varied valleys and clear, sheening streams
Lyric poems constantly raise;
Epics from the hills to the plains–
All give the Great Architect praise.
Murray County Poetry
|© Copyrighted 2005 - 2019 Murray County Museum - All Rights Reserved|