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Murphy, Nebraska

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The location of Murphy

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Murphy.

This page contains six sections:

Around Murphy ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Grand Island. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the west of Murphy. Grand Island has a population of 51,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hastings. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the southwest of Murphy and has a population of 25,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Aurora   [Map]   4,488   E   5 miles [8 km]
Central City   [Map]   2,920   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Friend   [Map]   984   E   46 miles [74 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   1,262   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Geneva   [Map]   2,122   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gibbon   [Map]   1,890   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Henderson   [Map]   989   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kenesaw   [Map]   970   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ravenna   [Map]   1,373   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   2,342   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Shelton   [Map]   1,061   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Stromsburg   [Map]   1,158   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sutton   [Map]   1,429   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wood River   [Map]   1,350   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
York   [Map]   7,862   E   27 miles [43.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Alda   [Map]   660   W   18 miles [29 km]
Chapman   [Map]   291   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Doniphan   [Map]   844   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Giltner   [Map]   357   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hampton   [Map]   430   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hansen   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Harvard   [Map]   966   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hord   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Hordville   [Map]   146   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Marquette   [Map]   232   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Overland   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Phillips   [Map]   293   W   5 miles [8 km]
Stockham   [Map]   45   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Trumbull   [Map]   197   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Worms   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

For more communities neighboring Murphy, please visit our County-by-County Page for Murphy.

Hamilton County ...

Murphy is located in Hamilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hamilton County: Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Hall, Merrick, Polk & York.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Murphy ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Murphy.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Murphy. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Murphy. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Nebraska

    Nebraska Tourism
    Parks for Nebraska

    Fishing in Nebraska
    Hunting in Nebraska

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Nebraska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Nebraska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Nebraska

Airports Near Murphy ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Murphy.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Aurora Muni. (ICAO: KAUH)   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   WNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Harvard State Airport (ICAO: K08K)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Central City Muni. (FAA ID: 07K)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hastings Muni. (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
York Muni. (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Murphy.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Murphy. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   ENE   119 miles [191.5 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   ESE   210 miles [338 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   S   225 miles [362.1 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   235 miles [378.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   WNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   WSW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   E   70 miles [112.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Aurora Muni. (ICAO: KAUH)   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Harvard State Airport (ICAO: K08K)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Central City Muni. (FAA ID: 07K)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hastings Muni. (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
York Muni. (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   ENE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fairmont State Airfield (FAA ID: FMZ)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Eppley Airfield   (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
  Website for Eppley Airfield
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
  Website for Kansas City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hastings Muni.   (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
York Muni.   (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport   (ICT/KICT)   [Map]
  Website for Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Columbus Muni.   (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
  Website for Des Moines International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Central Nebraska Rgnl.   (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]
  Website for Central Nebraska Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kearney Rgnl.   (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Aurora Muni.   (ICAO: KAUH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Harvard State Airport   (ICAO: K08K)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Hamilton County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hamilton County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Murphy.

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Murphy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murphy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8792, Longitude: -98.1120     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Murphy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Murphy), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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