Created By: Pender County Tourism
John Murphy, buried in the Burgaw Cemetery, was also a huge contributor to Blueberry farming and the first Pender County native to start a blueberry farm with varieties of Blueberries named after him and his family.
John Murphy was an innovative and progressive businessman in Atkinson where his farm started. He once ran a produce auction house across from the Historic Train Depot in Downtown Burgaw, a major market and revenue source for the local economy.
Visitors are expected to respect the cemetery property. Located at 400 Wright St.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Blueberry Trail