Murray is an American city located in Calloway County, Kentucky. Murray has a population of approximately 18.000 residents and an exactly 10 square miles area. Murray is the 22nd largest city of the state and also the county seat of Calloway County. The history of the city began in the early 19th century. In the beginning, Murray was named Williston, later Pooltown, after that - Pleasant Springs. On January 1844, Murray was finally incorporated with its present name, adopted to honor congressman John L. Murray. Notable residents of Murray include actor W. Earl Brown, musician Joe Buck, historian Forrest Pogue, actress Molly Sims and tennis player Mel Purcell, among many more.
Top Attractions within Murray
Clara M. Eagle Gallery is an art gallery located downtown Murray offering a permanent collection of more than 1200 artworks. Temporary collections are a custom and until present, great ones were displayed in this Murray gallery like "American Woodwork", "Tapestries" and "African Art".
Wrather West Kentucky Museum is another Murray museum. Its building was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum has no entrance fee and depicts the history of the city, offering a great collection of artifacts.
Murray Central Park features a swimming complex and great recreational areas. Picnic areas and playgrounds are also available in this beautiful park.
Playhouse in the Park is one of the oldest theaters in the state of Kentucky and is housed in a train depot. The theater is opened all year long and offers to public classic plays, as well as comedies, dramas, musicals and original works.
Cheri Theater is a cinema located downtown Murray. It features 7 screens and was opened in 1967. Back then, it only had one screen and offered seating for 600 people. Curris Center Theater is another cinema of Murray, opened without any fees to public..