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"Sulphur - A Brief History"
The county seat of Murray County, Oklahoma, Sulphur owes its abbreviated name to the so-called Sulphur Springs in this area, one of few known to locals before gaining somewhat of a national prominence. Like Hot Springs Arkansas, the springs are no longer sought for their medicinal qualities, but the town still contains some throwbacks to the days of aqua-therapy.
Today the population is scant, well under 10,000, but it rests next to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, the major draw in this part of the state. With 3.4 million annual visitors, Sulphur sees its share of traffic, but sadly the old Main Street has less merit than the smaller example set by even smaller Davis. The original buildings lie one block away from the main highway, OK-7, and to date the town boasts three of the county's four listings on the National Register of Historic Places. This page will show whether Sulphur has anything to really boast about.