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The location of Murphy









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Murphy.

This page contains six sections:

Around Murphy ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Des Moines. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the west of Murphy. Des Moines has a population of 217,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Ames. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northwest of Murphy and has a population of 67,200 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

Baxter     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the northwest of Murphy.

Colfax     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the west of Murphy.

Galesburg     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the south of Murphy.

Goddard     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the west of Murphy.

Kellogg     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the northeast of Murphy.

Killduff     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the southeast of Murphy.

Lambs Grove     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the northwest of Murphy.

Lynnville     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the southeast of Murphy.

Metz     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the west of Murphy.

Monroe     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the southwest of Murphy.

Newton     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the northwest of Murphy.

Oakland Acres     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the northeast of Murphy.

Otley     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the south of Murphy.

Reasnor     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the southwest of Murphy.

Sully     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the southeast of Murphy.

For more communities neighboring Murphy, please visit our County-by-County Page for Murphy.

Jasper County ...

Murphy is located in Jasper County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jasper County: Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story & Tama.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Murphy ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Murphy.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Murphy. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Murphy. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Iowa

Iowa Tourism

Parks for Iowa

Fishing in Iowa

Hunting in Iowa

TripAdvisor Link for:

Iowa Statewide Tourism

Also of Interest:

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Iowa

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Iowa

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Iowa

Airports Near Murphy ...

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Murphy.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Murphy. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Murphy.

Large Airports

Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM) <4>   [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the West Southwest of Murphy.

Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
153 miles [246.2 km] miles to the West of Murphy.

Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]
157 miles [252.7 km] miles to the North of Murphy.

Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
186 miles [299.3 km] miles to the South Southwest of Murphy.

Rockford Intl.  (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
202 miles [325.1 km] miles to the East of Murphy.

Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
211 miles [339.6 km] miles to the East Northeast of Murphy.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

The Eastern Iowa Airport  (CID/KCID)   [Map]
66 miles [106.2 km] miles to the East Northeast of Murphy.

Waterloo Rgnl.  (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
68 miles [109.4 km] miles to the North Northeast of Murphy.

Fort Dodge Rgnl. (FOD/KFOD)   [Map]
87 miles [140 km] miles to the Northwest of Murphy.

Mason City Muni. (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
105 miles [169 km] miles to the North of Murphy.

Kirksville Rgnl. (IRK/KIRK)   [Map]
110 miles [177 km] miles to the South of Murphy.

Southeast Iowa Rgnl. (BRL/KBRL)   [Map]
113 miles [181.9 km] miles to the East Southeast of Murphy.

General Aviation Airports

Newton Muni. (ICAO: KTNU)   [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the West Northwest of Murphy.

Sully Muni. (FAA ID: 8C2)   [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the Southeast of Murphy.

Grinnell Rgnl. (ICAO: KGGI)   [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the East Northeast of Murphy.

Pella Muni. (ICAO: KPEA)   [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the South of Murphy.

Knoxville Muni. (ICAO: KOXV)   [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the South Southwest of Murphy.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Des Moines International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: DSMICAO: KDSM

Website for Des Moines International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Eppley Airfield     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: OMAICAO: KOMA

Website for Eppley Airfield

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Kirksville Regional Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: IRKICAO: KIRK

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Southeast Iowa Regional Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: BRLICAO: KBRL

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Newton Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KTNU

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Grinnell Regional Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KGGI

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Pella Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KPEA

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Knoxville Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KOXV

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Ankeny Regional Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KIKV

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Marshalltown Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KMIW

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Rochester International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RSTICAO: KRST

Website for Rochester International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Oskaloosa Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KOOA

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Kansas City International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MCIICAO: KMCI

Website for Kansas City International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Rockford International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RFDICAO: KRFD

Website for Rockford International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Dane County Regional Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MSNICAO: KMSN

Website for Dane County Regional Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


The Eastern Iowa Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: CIDICAO: KCID

Website for The Eastern Iowa Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Waterloo Regional Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: ALOICAO: KALO

Website for Waterloo Regional Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Fort Dodge Regional Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: FODICAO: KFOD

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Mason City Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MCWICAO: KMCW

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Murphy. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Murphy.

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<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Murphy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murphy. The point we use 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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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Murphy), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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