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1890 Communities Near Murray ...

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 Murray had a population of 666 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Murray had a population of 710 people.

Afton   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the West (W) from Murray
 - 1895 population of 1,045 people (with 821 people in 2018)
 - Afton had a post office and railroad service
 
Afton Junction   (Union County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Afton Junction was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Murray
 - Afton Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Arispe   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Murray
 - Arispe had a post office and railroad service
 
Barney   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Murray
 - Barney had a post office and railroad service
 
Beaconsfield   (Ringgold County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Murray
 - Beaconsfield had a post office and railroad service
 
East Peru   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Murray
 - East Peru had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grand River   (Decatur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Murray
 - Grand River had a post office and railroad service
 
Green Bay   (Clarke County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Green Bay was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Murray
 - Green Bay had a post office and railroad service
 
Groveland   (Clarke County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Groveland was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Murray
 - Groveland had a post office and railroad service
 
Hopeville   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Murray
 - 1895 population of 193 people
 - Hopeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamison   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Murray
 - Jamison had a post office and railroad service
 
Kingston   (Decatur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Murray
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Kingston had railroad service and no post office
 
Lacelle   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Murray
 - Lacelle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leslie   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Murray
 - Leslie had a post office and railroad service
 
Lorimor   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Murray
 - Lorimor had railroad service and no post office
 
McPherson   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Murray
 - McPherson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monette   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Murray
 - Monette had a post office and railroad service
 
New Virginia   (Warren County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Murray
 - 1895 population of 90 people (with 495 people in 2018)
 - New Virginia had a post office and railroad service
 
Ord   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Murray
 - Ord had a post office and no railroad service
 
Osceola   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Murray
 - 1895 population of 2,120 people (with 5,193 people in 2018)
 - Osceola had a post office and railroad service
 
Talmage   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Murray
 - Talmage had a post office and railroad service
 
Thayer   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Murray
 - 1895 population of 119 people (with 56 people in 2018)
 - Thayer had a post office and railroad service
 
Truro   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Murray
 - Truro had a post office and railroad service
 
Van Wert   (Decatur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Murray
 - Van Wert had a post office and railroad service
 
Weldon   (Decatur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Murray
 - Weldon had a post office and railroad service

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The official website for Clarke County: www.clarkecountyia.org/

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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 Murray, 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 that starts in Murray. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Murray) 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 Murray. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Murray

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murray. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0415, Longitude: -93.9491     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Murray have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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