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1890 Communities Near Murphy ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Murphy had a post office and railroad service.

Baxter   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 107 people (with 1,138 people in 2018)
 - Baxter had a post office and railroad service
 
Coal Siding   (Jasper County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Coal Siding was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Murphy
 - Coal Siding had railroad service and no post office
 
Colfax   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 957 people (with 2,069 people in 2018)
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
 
Cordova   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Murphy
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Galesburg   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 289 people
 - Galesburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilman   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 473 people (with 493 people in 2018)
 - Gilman had a post office and railroad service
 
Green Castle   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 229 people
 - Green Castle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grinnell   (Poweshiek County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 3,332 people (with 9,320 people in 2018)
 - Grinnell had a post office and railroad service
 
Ira   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Murphy
 - Ira had a post office and railroad service
 
Kellogg   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 700 people (with 592 people in 2018)
 - Kellogg had a post office and railroad service
 
Killduff   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Murphy
 - Killduff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laurel   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Murphy
 - Laurel had a post office and railroad service
 
Lynnville   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 261 people (with 395 people in 2018)
 - Lynnville had a post office and railroad service
 
Metz   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Metz had a post office and railroad service
 
Mingo   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Murphy
 - Mingo had a post office and railroad service
 
Monroe   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 952 people (with 1,874 people in 2018)
 - Monroe had a post office and railroad service
 
Newburg   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Newburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Newton   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 2,564 people (with 15,209 people in 2018)
 - Newton had a post office and railroad service
 
Oswalt   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Murphy
 - Oswalt had a post office and railroad service
 
Otley   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 271 people
 - Otley had a post office and railroad service
 
Pella   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 2,408 people (with 10,335 people in 2018)
 - Pella had railroad service and no post office
 
Peoria   (Mahaska County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Peoria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prairie City   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 684 people (with 1,729 people in 2018)
 - Prairie City had a post office and railroad service
 
Reasnor   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 128 people (with 155 people in 2018)
 - Reasnor had a post office and railroad service
 
Searsboro   (Poweshiek County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Murphy
 - 1895 population of 153 people (with 146 people in 2018)
 - Searsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Sully   (Jasper County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Murphy
 - Sully had a post office and railroad service
 
Taintor   (Mahaska County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Murphy
 - Taintor had a post office and railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Murphy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Murphy. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Murphy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murphy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6583, Longitude: -92.9738     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Murphy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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