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Group Works to Restore Oldest House in Hinton

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The Campbell Flannagan Murrell House Museum at 422 Summers Street in Hinton, is believed to be the oldest house in town. The house is perched about a block away from the New River, providing a clear view of the water. 

Dwight Emrich and a small group of friends saved the house from demolition in 1990.

With a general store in the basement, the house was built around 1875 by Edgard Campbell and his wife. The family had just moved to Hinton, from Virginia.

Mildred Murrell, a descendant of the family, lived in the home and shared the colorful history of her family until her death in 1986.

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Mildred Murrell and her brother Rupert.

Emrich says, the home had fallen into disrepair.

The home is filled with pictures, antique toys, original furniture, and even a player piano.

"We’re just trying to recreate the history so kids can see what it was like to live way back when and how it’s different from now," Emrich said.

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Credit Jared Kline

The Museum offers guided tours on Friday, Saturday and Sundays free of charge.


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