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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Murraytown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Murraytown and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Murraytown:
    • 35.836544, -78.239440
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Murraytown
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Murraytown ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Daddysville [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daddysville
    • Daddysville [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Murraytown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daddysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daddysville
  • Emit [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emit
    • Emit [Johnston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Murraytown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emit
  • Gold Valley Crossroads [Nash County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Valley Crossroads
    • Gold Valley Crossroads [Nash County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Murraytown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Valley Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Valley Crossroads
  • Middlesex [Nash County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlesex
    • Middlesex [Nash County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Murraytown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlesex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlesex
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    • Pilot [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot
      • Pilot [Franklin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Murraytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilot
    • Pine Ridge [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Murraytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Rocky Cross [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Cross
      • Rocky Cross [Nash County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Murraytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Cross
    • Rogers Crossroads [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Crossroads
      • Rogers Crossroads [Nash County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Murraytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Crossroads
    • Social Plains [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Social Plains
      • Social Plains [Franklin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Murraytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Social Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Social Plains
    • Union Hope [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hope
      • Union Hope [Nash County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Murraytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hope

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Murraytown. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • John 'Big John' Baker     (Professional football)
      • Full name: John Haywood Baker, Jr.
      • Professional football. He was born in Raleigh (NC) on June 10, 1935 (a Monday) and died in Raleigh (NC) on October 31, 2007 (a Wednesday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Carolina Biblical Gardens (Wake County, North Carolina).
      • Raleigh is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Murraytown.
      • Raleigh is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Murraytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Baker<3>
    • Charles Henry 'Red' Barrett     (Major League Baseball)
    • Jim Thomas Clack     (Professional football)
    • Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany     (Author)
    • Andrew Johnson     (17th President of the US (1865 - 1869))
      • 17th President of the US (1865 - 1869). He was born in Raleigh (NC) on December 29, 1808 (a Thursday) and died in Elizabethton (TN) on July 31, 1875 (a Saturday) at the age of 66.
      • Raleigh is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Murraytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson<3>
    • Jack 'Galveston Giant' Johnson     (Professional boxer)
    • Thelonious Monk     (Muscician, composer, pianist, bandleader)
      • Full name: Thelonious Sphere Monk
      • Muscician, composer, pianist, bandleader. He was born in Rocky Mount (NC) on October 10, 1917 (a Wednesday) and died in Englewood (NJ) on February 17, 1982 (a Wednesday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Rocky Mount is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Murraytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thelonious Monk<3>
    • Raymond Lee 'Ray' Murray     (Professional baseball)
    • Norman Pedro Rich     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Washington, DC on February 26, 1930 (a Wednesday) and died in Selma (NC) on January 17, 1970 (a Saturday) at the age of 39. He is buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery (Passaic County, New Jersey).
      • Selma is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Murraytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Pedro Rich<3>
    • Soupy Sales     (Comedian)
      • Born: Milton Supman
      • Comedian. He was born in Franklinton (NC) on January 8, 1926 (a Friday) and died in Bronx (NY) on October 22, 2009 (a Thursday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Franklinton is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Murraytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Soupy Sales<3>
    • Kate Elizabeth Smith     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Washington, DC on May 1, 1907 (a Wednesday) and died in Raleigh (NC) on June 17, 1986 (a Tueday) at the age of 79.
      • Raleigh is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Murraytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kate Elizabeth Smith<3>
    • Gregory Walcott     (Actor)
    • James Arthur 'Bill Lewis' Whitfield     (Professional wrestler)

How Far From Murraytown to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Murraytown to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Murraytown and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Nashville, which is the Seat of Nash County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Murraytown to Nashville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west (W). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 221 miles [355.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,080 miles [9,784.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,775 miles [10,903.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,656 miles [7,493.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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About Nash County

About North Carolina

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

The official website for Nash County: www.co.nash.nc.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Murraytown) 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 Murraytown. 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 MurraytownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murraytown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8365, Longitude: -78.2394       In this case, the coordinates for Murraytown 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Murraytown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.723 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.926 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.30 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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