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Welcome to Murchison ...

Murchison is located in Yancey County.

Murchison is 2,920 feet [890 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Murchison is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Murchison lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Murchison is located in the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Murchison ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Murchison - they are located in Manitoba, Ontario and Texas.

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

Websites for Murchison ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.yanceychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Murchison, the following might be of interest:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Murchison. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Murchison. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Murchison.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Murchison:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Murchison ...

Looking for more information about Murchison? 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.

Looking for more information about Murchison? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Murchison, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Murchison.

Communities near Murchison ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Black Mountain   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the South (S) of Murchison

Located in Buncombe County

Woodfin   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Murchison

Located in Buncombe County

Weaverville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Murchison

Located in Buncombe County

Spruce Pine   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Murchison

Located in Mitchell County

Mars Hill   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Murchison

Located in Madison County

Burnsville   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of Murchison

Ernestville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Murchison

Located in Unicoi County (TN)

Old Fort   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Murchison

Located in McDowell County

Montreat   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Murchison

Located in Buncombe County

Bakersville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Murchison

Located in Mitchell County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Murchison.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Murchison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>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 from Point A (ie- Murchison) 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 Murchison. 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 Murchison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murchison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8297, Longitude: -82.3155     [Map].

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