Pyramid (circa 1930) - Hitchcock Coit was a very colorful lady who traveled extensively and spent time in Egypt. She had this pyramid erected in honor of her grandfather, ARS Hunter who was the first white settler in the area. He had a trading post and traded with the Cherokee and the soldiers. He built a toll bridge across the river, ran a ferry, served as the first postmaster of Murphy and architect for one of the earlier courthouses. His name, those of his wife and niece are inscribed on the pyramid. Some say that the bodies lie buried beneath the base of the pyramid, but this has not been confirmed.