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The location of Murray









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Murray.

This page contains six sections:

Around Murray ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Des Moines. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the northeast of Murray. Des Moines has a population of 217,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is West Des Moines. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the north of Murray and has a population of 66,600 people.

For comparison, Murray has a population of 710 people.

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

Afton     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the west of Murray.

Arispe     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the southwest of Murray.

Barney     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the north of Murray.

Beaconsfield     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the south of Murray.

East Peru     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the north of Murray.

Ellston     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the southwest of Murray.

Grand River     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the south of Murray.

Liberty     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the northeast of Murray.

Lorimor     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the northwest of Murray.

New Virginia     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the northeast of Murray.

Osceola     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the east of Murray.

Thayer     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the west of Murray.

Truro     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the northeast of Murray.

Van Wert     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the southeast of Murray.

Weldon     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the southeast of Murray.

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

Clarke County ...

Murray is located in Clarke County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Murray ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Murray. 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 Murray. 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 Murray ...

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 Murray.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Murray. 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 Murray.

Large Airports

Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM) <4>   [Map]
37 miles [59.5 km] miles to the North Northeast of Murray.

Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
102 miles [164.2 km] miles to the West of Murray.

Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
126 miles [202.8 km] miles to the South Southwest of Murray.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Kirksville Rgnl. (IRK/KIRK)   [Map]
98 miles [157.7 km] miles to the Southeast of Murray.

Fort Dodge Rgnl. (FOD/KFOD)   [Map]
104 miles [167.4 km] miles to the North of Murray.

General Aviation Airports

Osceola Muni. (FAA ID: I75)   [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the East of Murray.

Creston Muni. (ICAO: KCSQ)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the West of Murray.

Winterset - Madison Co. Airport (FAA ID: 3Y3)   [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the North of Murray.

Mount Ayr Muni.   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the South Southwest of Murray.

Mount Ayr Muni. (FAA ID: 1Y3)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the South Southwest of Murray.

Lamoni Muni. (ICAO: KLWD)   [Map]
28 miles [45.1 km] miles to the South of Murray.

Chariton Muni. (ICAO: KCNC)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the East of Murray.

Greenfield Muni. (FAA ID: GFZ)   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the Northwest of Murray.

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)


Lamoni Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KLWD

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

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

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Chariton Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KCNC

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]


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)


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)


Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: STLICAO: KSTL

Website for Lambert - Saint Louis 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)


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)


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)


Creston Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KCSQ

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

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

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Iowa

About Clarke County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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 Murray.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 (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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Murray

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murray. The point we use 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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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Murray), 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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