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Welcome to Murchison ...

Murchison is located in Yancey County<1>.

Murchison is 2,920 feet [890 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude 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 lies within the (828) area code.

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:

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.

Communities near Murchison ...

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

  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Mountain
    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the south of Murchison
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<5>
  • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodfin
    • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southwest of Murchison
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,679 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodfin<5>
  • Weaverville [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaverville
    • Weaverville [Buncombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Murchison
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaverville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weaverville<5>
  • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Murchison
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
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      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Murchison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<5>
    • Burnsville [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Murchison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<5>
    • Ernestville [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ernestville
      • Ernestville [Unicoi County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northwest of Murchison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ernestville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ernestville
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
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      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Murchison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<5>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Murchison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<5>
    • Bakersville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Mitchell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Murchison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersville<5>

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 Murchison. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Murchison.

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

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

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.

Adding Murchison to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Murchison 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 Murchison was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Yancey County

About North Carolina

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>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Yancey, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Murchison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 drawn 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MurchisonOur 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    
<4>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.
<5>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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