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Our Genealogy Helper for Murdock ...

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 Murdock (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 Murdock. 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.

Murdock is located in Cass County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cass County: Fremont (IA), Mills (IA), Lancaster, Otoe, Sarpy & Saunders.

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

  DirDistance
Cass     (The home county for Murdock)
  Wabash   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  South Bend   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Manley   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Alvo   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Weeping Water   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cullom   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Nehawka   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Butler
  Dwight   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dodge
  Inglewood   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ames   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Douglas
  Millard   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Venice   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ralston   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Boys Town   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  King Lake   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Omaha   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Valley   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bennington   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Home Park   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Gage
  Adams   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cortland   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Johnson
  Cook   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sterling   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tecumseh   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Vesta   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lancaster
  Waverly   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Walton   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Havelock   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Bennet   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Davey   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pine Lake   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  College View   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gaslight Village   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Panama   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Raymond   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hickman   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Nemaha
  Brock   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Julian   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Otoe
  Palmyra   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Unadilla   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Otoe   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Syracuse   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Burr   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lorton   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Nebraska City   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Talmage   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Saline
  Crete   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sarpy
  Linoma Beach   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Chalco   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Papillion   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  La Platte   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  La Vista   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bellevue   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Saunders
  Ashland   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wann   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ceresco   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Yutan   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mead   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Wahoo   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Leshara   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Colon   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Weston   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Valparaiso   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Malmo   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Seward
  Pleasant Dale   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Garland   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bee   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Grover   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington
  Washington   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fort Calhoun   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kennard   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fremont (IA)
  Bartlett (IA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  McPaul (IA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Percival (IA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Thurman (IA)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tabor (IA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sidney (IA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Randolph (IA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hamburg (IA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Riverton (IA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mills (IA)
  Pacific Junction (IA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pacific City (IA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Glenwood (IA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mineola (IA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Silver City (IA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Malvern (IA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Pottawattamie (IA)
  Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Carter Lake (IA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Crescent (IA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Honey Creek (IA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Treynor (IA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Murdock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Murdock.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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 Murdock covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Wabash Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Callahan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Emmanuel Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Wortman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE South Bend Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Belmont Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Alvo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Platteford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Brethren Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Riverview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Lefler Farm Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Eagle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Grandview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Ashland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Wright Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Glendale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Murdock ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Murdock.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Murdock. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Murdock and those printed in the larger area surrounding Murdock.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 31 miles [49.9 km] of Murdock.

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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Murdock had a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Murdock had a population of 241 people.

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

Wabash   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Murdock
 - Wabash had no post office or railroad service
 
Wabash   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Murdock
 - Wabash had a post office and railroad service
 
Elmwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Murdock
 - Elmwood had no post office or railroad service
 
Elmwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Murdock
 - 1895 population of 303 people (with 648 people in 2017)
 - Elmwood had a post office and railroad service
 
South Bend   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Murdock
 - South Bend had no post office or railroad service
 
South Bend   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Murdock
 - 1895 population of 132 people (with 102 people in 2017)
 - South Bend had a post office and railroad service
 
Alvo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Murdock
 - Alvo had no post office or railroad service
 
Alvo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Murdock
 - Alvo had a post office and railroad service
 
Manley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Murdock
 - Manley had no post office or railroad service
 
Manley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Murdock
 - Manley had a post office and railroad service
 
Louisville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Murdock
 - Louisville had no post office or railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Murdock. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Murdock in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Nebraska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Library/Archives Division of the Nebraska State Historical Society

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Nebraska to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Cass County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dodge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Douglas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gage County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Johnson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lancaster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nemaha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Otoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saline County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sarpy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saunders County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Seward County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fremont County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mills County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pottawattamie County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Nebraska
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Nebraska, for Cass County

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.

Disaster Stories from Nebraska
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Iowa
      Missouri

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Murdock ...

While our initial data about Murdock came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Murdock 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 Murdock.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

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

Notes for Murdock:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Murdock

Published by Rand McNally & Co.


We have found Murdock in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Murdock for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Cass County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cass County: www.cassne.org/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Murdock) 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 Murdock. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Murdock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murdock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9261, Longitude: -96.2809     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Murdock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Murdock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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