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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Murdock.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Murdock and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Murdock. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Murdock.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Cass County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Cass County sighting report from eBird.

Since Murdock is near Sarpy County and also Saunders County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sarpy County

Sighting report for Saunders County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Murdock.

How Far From Murdock to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Murdock and extending to:

  • Plattsmouth [Map], which is the Seat of Cass County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Murdock to Plattsmouth, with an average speed<2> 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 most of a day.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,534 miles [10,515.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,286 miles [11,725.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,186 miles [8,346.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Murdock ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Murdock.

While the name Murdock is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Florida

Charlotte County

Our profile page for Murdock, Charlotte County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,252 miles [2,014.9 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Douglas County

Our profile page for Murdock, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the East.

Indiana

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Murdock, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Murdock, Butler County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Butler County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kingman County

Our profile page for Murdock, Kingman County   [Map]

Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the South Southwest.

Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Murdock, Tangipahoa Parish

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Tangipahoa Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Minnesota

Swift County

Our profile page for Murdock, Swift County   [Map]

Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the North.

New Mexico

Quay County

Our profile page for Murdock, Quay County

This community is historic.<8>

Although located in Quay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ohio

Warren County

Our profile page for Murdock, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the East.

Pennsylvania

Somerset County

Our profile page for Murdock, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the East.

Utah

Beaver County

Our profile page for Murdock, Beaver County   [Map]

Distance: About 901 miles [1,450 km] to the West.

Davis County

Our profile page for Murdock, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the West.

Washington

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Murdock, Klickitat County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Murdock ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cedar Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast of Murdock   [Map]

Eagle   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Greenwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Louisville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Manley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Meadow   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Prairie Home   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Weeping Water   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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 Murdock. 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.

Philip Abbott     (Born as Philip Abbott Alexander)

Actor. He was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Thursday March 20, 1924 and died in Tarzana (California) on Monday February 23, 1998 at an age of 73. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Murdock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Abbott<9>

Art Babbit     (Born as Arthur Harold Babitsky)

Animator. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Tueday October 8, 1907 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday March 4, 1992 at an age of 84. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Murdock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Babbit

Lee Beggs

Actor. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Saturday December 3, 1870 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 18, 1943 at an age of 72. He was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Murdock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Beggs

Bob Boozer     (Robert Louis Boozer)

Professional basketball. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Monday April 26, 1937 and died in Omaha (Nebraska) on Saturday May 19, 2012 at an age of 75. He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Murdock

Omaha [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Murdock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Boozer

Marlon Brando

Oscar winning actor, director, activist. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Thursday April 3, 1924 and died in Westwood (California) on Thursday July 1, 2004 at an age of 80.

Omaha [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Murdock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marlon Brando

Leslie Brooks     (Born as Virginia Leslie Gettman)

Actress. She was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Thursday July 13, 1922 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Friday July 1, 2011 at an age of 89. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Murdock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Brooks

Samuel Earl 'Wahoo Sam' Crawford

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wahoo (Nebraska) on Sunday April 18, 1880 and died in Hollywood (California) on Saturday June 15, 1968 at an age of 88. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wahoo [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Murdock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Earl 'Wahoo Sam' Crawford

Gerald Ford     (Born as Leslie Lynch King)

38th President of the US (1974 - 1977). He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Monday July 14, 1913 and died in Rancho Mirage (California) on Tueday December 26, 2006 at an age of 93.

Omaha [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Murdock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gerald Ford

Eddie Gardner

Aviation pioneer. He was born in Plainfield (Illinois) on Wednesday April 4, 1888 and died in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Friday May 6, 1921 at an age of 33. He was buried at Plainfield Twp. Cemetery (Will County, Illinois) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Murdock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Gardner

Gordon MacRae     (Albert Gordon MacRae)

Actor, singer. He was born in East Orange (New Jersey) on Saturday March 12, 1921 and died in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Friday January 24, 1986 at an age of 64. He was buried at Wyuka Cemetery (Lancaster County, Nebraska) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Murdock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon MacRae

Buddy Miles     (George Allen Miles, Jr.)

Musician. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Friday September 5, 1947 and died in Austin (Texas) on Tueday February 26, 2008 at an age of 60.

Omaha [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Murdock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buddy Miles

Anne Ramsey     (Born as Anne Mobley)

Actress. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Wednesday March 27, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 11, 1988 at an age of 59. She was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Murdock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Ramsey

Angelo Rossitto     (Angelo Salvatore Rossitto)

Actor, sideshow performer. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Tueday February 18, 1908 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday September 21, 1991 at an age of 83. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Murdock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelo Rossitto

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Communities in 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>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.

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<3>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 Murdock to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 320.312 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.945 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.17 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Murdock could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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<9>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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