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Welcome to Murphy ...

Murphy is located in Owyhee County<1> and is the County Seat for Owyhee County.

The location of Murphy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Murphy is 2,800 feet [853 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Murphy is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Murphy lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Murphy is located in the (208) area code.

The ZIP code for Murphy: 83650<4>

Communities Also Named Murphy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Murphy - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kentucky, Michigan (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Murphy.

Communities near Murphy ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Murphy.

  • Melba (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melba
    • Melba lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Murphy and is located in Canyon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melba
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melba<6>
  • Silver City (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Walters Ferry (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walters Ferry
    • Walters Ferry lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Murphy and is located in Canyon County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walters Ferry
  • Swan Falls (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Falls
    • Swan Falls lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Murphy and is located in Ada County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Falls
  • Oreana (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oreana
    • Oreana lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Murphy and is located in Owyhee County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oreana
  • Bowmont (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowmont
    • Bowmont lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Murphy and is located in Canyon County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowmont
  • Empire City (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empire City
    • Empire City was located 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Murphy and is located in Owyhee County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Empire City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • De Lamar (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Lamar
    • De Lamar was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Murphy and is located in Owyhee County
  • Kings Corner (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Corner
    • Kings Corner lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the north of Murphy and is located in Canyon County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Corner
  • Kuna (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kuna
    • Kuna lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the north of Murphy and is located in Ada County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,937 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kuna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kuna<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Murphy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Murphy.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Murphy.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Murphy. See our Newspapers Page for Murphy.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Murphy ...

Looking for more information about Murphy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Murphy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Murphy.

Adding Murphy to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Murphy in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Murphy was

We also found Murphy

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Murphy on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Murphy

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Idaho

About Owyhee County

About Idaho

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 Owyhee County: www.owyheecounty.net/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Owyhee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Murphy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Murphy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Murphy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Murphy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MurphyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murphy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2182, Longitude: -116.5523       In this case, the coordinates for Murphy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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