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Nearest Communities to Murray, By-County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Murray, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Murray:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Murray and not the distance if driven.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.



Murray is located in Clarke County.

The following 7 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Decatur, Lucas, Madison, Ringgold, Union, Warren & Wayne.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 225 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Murray. Of these communities, 212 are located in counties other than Clarke County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Murray (which is Clarke County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Murray. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Adair CountyMadison CountyWarren County
Adams CountyMarion CountyWayne County
Dallas CountyPolk CountyHarrison County (MO)
Decatur CountyRinggold CountyMercer County (MO)
Guthrie CountyTaylor CountyWorth County (MO)
Lucas CountyUnion County 


Clarke County     (The county where Murray resides)
 
County Website: www.clarkecountyia.org/
County Seat for Clarke:   Osceola
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Hopeville (Unver)     [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lacelle (Unver)     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Groveland (Hist)     [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Osceola     [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Leslie (Unver)     [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jamison (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Green Bay (Hist)     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Liberty     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ottawa (Unver)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Smyrna (Unver)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Woodburn     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Jay (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jacksonville (Hist)     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
 

Adair County
 
County Seat for Adair:   Greenfield
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adair County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Zion     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hebron     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Stanzel     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Nanito (Unver)     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Orient     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Arbor Hill (Unver)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greenfield     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fisk (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Howe (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lemont (Hist)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rosserdale (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gilead (Unver)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fontanelle     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Prussia (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bridgewater     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Adams County
 
County Website: www.co.adams.ia.us/
County Seat for Adams:   Corning
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adams County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Nevinville (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Stringtown     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Williamson     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Prescott     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mercer     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Carl     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Icarid (Hist)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Queen City (Hist)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Dallas County
 
County Website: www.co.dallas.ia.us/
County Seat for Dallas:   Adel
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Caldwell Siding (Unver)     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Booneville     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Garretville (Unver)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Van Meter     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
DeSoto     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Quarry (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dexter     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Adel     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Midwest Country Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ortonville (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Waukee     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wiscotta     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kennedy (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Redfield     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Decatur County
 
County Seat for Decatur:   Leon
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Van Wert     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Weldon     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Grand River     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kingston (Unver)     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Decatur City     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Le Roy     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Garden Grove     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Leon     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Barrell (Unver)     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Terre Haute (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tuskeego (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
High Point (Unver)     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Blockly (Unver)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Davis City     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lamoni     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Togo (Hist)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Woodland     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
New Buda (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Brucewell (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pleasanton     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Morgan (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
 

Guthrie County
 
County Seat for Guthrie:   Guthrie Center
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guthrie County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Stuart     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Menlo     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Lucas County
 
County Seat for Lucas:   Chariton
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lucas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Last Chance (Unver)     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lucas     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Norwood (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Derby     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Troy (Hist)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Indianola Junction (Unver)     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Oakley (Unver)     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Whitebreast (Unver)     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Chariton     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Williamson     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Purdy (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Belinda (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Russell     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Olmitz (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Madison County
 
County Website: www.madisoncoia.us/
County Seat for Madison:   Winterset
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Barney     [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
East Peru     [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Truro     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Old Peru (Unver)     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ord (Unver)     [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
McPherson (Unver)     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Macksburg     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Buffalo (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Hanley (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Saint Charles     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Winterset     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Harrison (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Patterson     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tileville (Unver)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bevington     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Webster     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
McBride (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pitzer (Unver)     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Clucas (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Earlham     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
 

Marion County
 
County Seat for Marion:   Knoxville
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Newbern     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bauer     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Caloma (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cloud (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Melcher-Dallas     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Polk County
 
County Website: www.co.polk.ia.us/
County Seat for Polk:   Des Moines
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Ottawa (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Commerce (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
West Des Moines     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
The Meadows (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ashawa (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Millman (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fort Des Moines (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
South Ridge Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Valley Junction (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Campbell (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clive     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Crestwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Windsor Heights     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Avon Lake (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Avon (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Ringgold County
 
County Seat for Ringgold:   Mount Ayr
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ringgold County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Beaconsfield     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ellston     [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tingley     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Mortimer (Hist)     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kellerton     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Knowlton (Hist)     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Diagonal     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Polen (Unver)     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mount Ayr     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wanamaker (Unver)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Marshall (Hist)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Caledonia (Hist)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Benton     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lee (Hist)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Delphos     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Watterson (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ringgold (Hist)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Maloy     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Redding     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Taylor County
 
County Seat for Taylor:   Bedford
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Clearfield     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lenox     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Merle Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sharpsburg     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Blockton     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Conway     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Union County
 
County Seat for Union:   Creston
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Thayer     [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
Monette (Unver)     [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lorimor     [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Talmage (Unver)     [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Afton Junction (Hist)     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Shepard (Hist)     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Afton     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Arispe     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Shannon City     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
East Creston (Unver)     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Creston     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Spaulding (Unver)     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Cromwell     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Kent     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
 

Warren County
 
County Website: www.co.warren.ia.us/
County Seat for Warren:   Indianola
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
New Virginia     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
South River Crossing (Hist)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Medora (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Saint Marys     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
West Saint Marys (Unver)     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Conger (Unver)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Cool (Unver)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Wick (Unver)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Lawrenceburg (Unver)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Liberty Center     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Martensdale     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Churchville (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Prole     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Indianola     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Spring Hill     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hammondsburgh (Hist)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lacona     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Milo     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cumming     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Clarkson (Hist)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ackworth     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Norwalk     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Orillia (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lakewood     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Summerset Junction (Hist)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Summerset (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Greenbush (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Scotch Ridge (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sandyville     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Beech (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Palmyra     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carlisle     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hartford     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Wayne County
 
County Seat for Wayne:   Corydon
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Humeston     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cambria (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saxon (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Big Spring (Hist)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Peoria (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ovia (Unver)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Millerton     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hodge (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
New York (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Allerton     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clio     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Corydon     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lineville     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bethelhem (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Harrison County (MO)
 
County Seat for Harrison:   Bethany (MO)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Missouri       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Harrison County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
 
  DirectionDistance
Andover (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Akron (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hatfield (MO)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pawnee (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Blythedale (MO)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Eagleville (MO)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Mercer County (MO)
 
County Seat for Mercer:   Princeton (MO)
 
Genealogy Websites:
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Mercer County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
 
  DirectionDistance
Burrows (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saline (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wataga (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Adel (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
South Lineville (MO)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Worth County (MO)
 
County Seat for Worth:   Grant City (MO)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Missouri       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Worth County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
 
  DirectionDistance
Adams (MO) (Hist)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Murray. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Murray. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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