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Our Genealogy Helper for Murphy ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Murphy (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Murphy. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Murphy is located in Washington County.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Chicot (AR), Bolivar, Humphreys, Issaquena, Sharkey & Sunflower.

Below are the counties that are near Murphy. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Murphy:

  • Washington County     (The home county of Murphy)
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<3>
    • Forrest City [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forrest City
      • Forrest City [Washington County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forrest City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Leland [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Washington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<3>
    • Byrne City [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrne City
      • Byrne City [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byrne City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrne City
    • Greenville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Washington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Metcalfe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalfe
      • Metcalfe [Washington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalfe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalfe
  • Bolivar County
    • Choctaw [Bolivar County]
    • Shaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw
      • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
    • Boyle [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyle
      • Boyle [Bolivar County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyle<3>
    • Benoit [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benoit
      • Benoit [Bolivar County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benoit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benoit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benoit<3>
  • Hinds County
    • Delta City [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta City
      • Delta City [Hinds County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta City
  • Holmes County
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
      • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Bee Lake has also been known as:
      • Bee Lake Plantation
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Lake
    • Mileston [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mileston
      • Mileston [Holmes County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mileston
    • Gwin [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwin
      • Gwin [Holmes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwin
    • Tchula [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
      • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruger
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
  • Humphreys County
    • Gooden Lake [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gooden Lake
      • Gooden Lake [Humphreys County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooden Lake
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isola
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
      • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,915 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belzoni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belzoni<3>
    • Jaketown [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaketown
      • Jaketown [Humphreys County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaketown
    • Lake City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Humphreys County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
  • Issaquena County
    • Mayersville [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayersville
      • Mayersville [Issaquena County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 591 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayersville
  • Leflore County
    • Morgan City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
      • Morgan City [Leflore County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<3>
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidon
    • Greenwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
  • Sharkey County
    • Richey [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richey
      • Richey [Sharkey County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richey
    • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitta Yuma
      • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitta Yuma
    • Panther Burn [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Burn
      • Panther Burn [Sharkey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panther Burn
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
      • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anguilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla<3>
    • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Fork
      • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolling Fork<3>
    • Cary [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [Sharkey County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
    • Issaquena [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Issaquena
      • Issaquena [Sharkey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Issaquena
    • Blanton [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanton
      • Blanton [Sharkey County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
  • Sunflower County
    • New Town [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Sunflower County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
    • Indianola [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<3>
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Doddsville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddsville
      • Doddsville [Sunflower County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doddsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doddsville
  • Yazoo County
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Jonestown [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Yazoo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Yazoo City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yazoo City
      • Yazoo City [Yazoo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,869 people
      • Former names for Yazoo City:
      • Hannan's Bluff
      • Manchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yazoo City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yazoo City<3>
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satartia
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<3>
  • Chicot County (AR)
    • Eudora [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eudora
      • Eudora [Chicot County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eudora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eudora<3>
    • Lake Village [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Chicot County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,194 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Village<3>
  • East Carroll Parish (LA)
    • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Providence
      • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,429 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Providence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Providence<3>
  • West Carroll Parish (LA)
    • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilbourne
      • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilbourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilbourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilbourne<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Murphy, see our County-by-County Page for Murphy.

Newspapers Published in Murphy ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Murphy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Murphy, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Murphy.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Murphy:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Arkansas
    • Stories from Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Murphy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Murphy.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Murphy covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mt. Gideon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Gideon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Gideon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Gideon Cemetery
  • Fish Lake Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fish Lake Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fish Lake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Lake Cemetery
  • Delta City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Delta City Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Delta City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Delta City Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta City Cemetery
  • Section 16 Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Section 16 Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Section 16 Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Section 16 Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Murphy.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Section 16 Cemetery
  • Fourmile Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fourmile Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fourmile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fourmile Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourmile Cemetery
  • Bellamy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bellamy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bellamy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bellamy Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Murphy.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellamy Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Clitonia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clitonia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clitonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Clitonia Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Murphy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clitonia Cemetery
    • Huddleston Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Huddleston Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Huddleston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Huddleston Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Murphy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huddleston Cemetery
    • Georgia Bend Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Georgia Bend Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Georgia Bend Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Georgia Bend Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Murphy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgia Bend Cemetery
    • Vickland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vickland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vickland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Vickland Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vickland Cemetery
    • Harris Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harris Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harris Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Harris Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy.
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    • Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pilgrim Rest Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Murphy.
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    • New Foundation Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Foundation Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Foundation Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy.
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    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Zion Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Murphy.
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    • Bellewood Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bellewood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bellewood Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Murphy.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Murphy had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Murphy, with the one closest to Murphy listed first.

  • Murphy [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
    • Murphy [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Murphy
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Murphy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
  • Auter [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auter
    • Auter [Sharkey County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Murphy
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Auter had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Overby [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overby
    • Overby [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Overby had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hollandale [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
    • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hollandale had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<3>
  • Panther Burn [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Burn
    • Panther Burn [Sharkey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Panther Burn had a post office and railroad service
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  • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitta Yuma
    • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 94 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nitta Yuma had a post office and railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Warsaw [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
      • Warsaw [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Warsaw had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Percy [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Percy
      • Percy [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Percy had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Percy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
      • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 172 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Anguilla had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anguilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla<3>
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 375 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 321 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Arcola had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mont Helena [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Helena
      • Mont Helena [Sharkey County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mont Helena had no post office or railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Grace [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace
      • Grace [Issaquena County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grace had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lorenzen [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorenzen
      • Lorenzen [Sharkey County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lorenzen had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorenzen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Riverside Junction [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside Junction
      • Riverside Junction [Sharkey County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Riverside Junction had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Junction
    • Hampton [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hampton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Murphy. See our List of 1890's Communities around Murphy.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Murphy ...

While our initial data about Murphy came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Murphy in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Murphy.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Murphy:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Murphy. See our Misc Page for Murphy for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Washington County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 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: 33.1210, Longitude: -90.7015       In this case, the coordinates for Murphy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Murphy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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