Named in honor of the Chickasaw Chief, Tishomingo, the City of Tishomingo is rich in history and natural beauty. Constructed from local granite, the 1898 Chickasaw Capitol Building and the 1902 Harris Building highlight the historic district along Capitol Avenue. Two Oklahoma governors, William H.”Alfalfa Bill” Murray, and his son, Johnston Murray, were from Tishomingo. Scenic Pennington Creek flows through the city and into the adjoining National Wildlife Refuge. Murray State College, a public community college with transfer and vocational programs, provides educational opportunities and cultural enrichment.