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Murphys, California
(Calaveras County)

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Welcome to Murphys ...

Murphys is located in Calaveras County<1>.

Murphys was established in 1848.

Murphys is 2,170 feet [661 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Murphys is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Murphys lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Murphys: (209)

Communities Also Named Murphys ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Murphys: This one is located in Calaveras County and the other is located in Santa Clara County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Murphys.

Communities near Murphys ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Murphys.

  • Sonora [Tuolumne County]
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    • Sonora [Tuolumne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the south of Murphys
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,833 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sonora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sonora<4>
  • Angels [Calaveras County]
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    • Angels [Calaveras County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Murphys
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,963 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angels have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angels
  • Angels City [Calaveras County]
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    • Angels City [Calaveras County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Murphys
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angels City came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
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  • Cave City [Calaveras County]
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    • Cave City [Calaveras County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Murphys
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cave City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Murphys. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Murphys.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Murphys. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Murphys.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Murphys. See our Newspapers Page for Murphys.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Murphys ...

Looking for more information about Murphys? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Murphys, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Murphys.

Adding Murphys to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Murphys in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Murphys was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Murphys on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Murphys

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Calaveras, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Murphys - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Murphys) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Murphys. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MurphysOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murphys. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1361, Longitude: -120.4565    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






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