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Murray, Nebraska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Murray ...

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 Murray (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 Murray. 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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

Murray 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 Murray. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Murray:

Cass     (The home county for Murray)
  Rock Bluff   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Plattsmouth   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Nehawka   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cullom   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Weeping Water   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Manley   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  South Bend   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wabash   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ralston   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Millard   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Omaha   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Boys Town   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Home Park   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Venice   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bennington   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  King Lake   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Valley   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cook   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sterling   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tecumseh   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bennet   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Walton   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Havelock   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Panama   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pine Lake   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Davey   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  College View   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Julian   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Brock   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Peru   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rohrs   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Brownville   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Nebraska City   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Otoe   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lorton   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Syracuse   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Unadilla   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Talmage   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Burr   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  La Platte   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bellevue   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Papillion   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  La Vista   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chalco   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Linoma Beach   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wann   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Yutan   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mead   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Leshara   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ceresco   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Washington   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fort Calhoun   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  De Soto - Historic   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fremont (IA)
  Bartlett (IA)   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  McPaul (IA)   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Thurman (IA)   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Percival (IA)   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Tabor (IA)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sidney (IA)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Randolph (IA)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Riverton (IA)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hamburg (IA)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Imogene (IA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Farragut (IA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mills (IA)
  Pacific Junction (IA)   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pacific City (IA)   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Glenwood (IA)   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Malvern (IA)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Mineola (IA)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Silver City (IA)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hastings (IA)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Emerson (IA)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Henderson (IA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Montgomery (IA)
  Coburg (IA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Red Oak (IA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Page (IA)
  Shenandoah (IA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Essex (IA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Northboro (IA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tarkio City (IA) - Historic   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Coin (IA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pottawattamie (IA)
  Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Carter Lake (IA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Treynor (IA)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Crescent (IA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McClelland (IA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Macedonia (IA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Underwood (IA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Carson (IA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Honey Creek (IA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oakland (IA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Loveland (IA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Neola (IA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Atchison (MO)
  Watson (MO)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Farmers City (MO)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Phelps City (MO)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rock Port (MO)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Murray ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Murray.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Clemmons Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Lewiston Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Youngs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Buck Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Rock Bluff Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Eight Mile Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE East Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Kenosha Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Holy Sepulchre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S West Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Van Eaton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Eatons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sciota Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Mackey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mackey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grandview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Waubonsie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Linville Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  N LaPlatte Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Glendale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Murray ...

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 418 newspapers that have been published in the area around Murray.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Murray. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Murray and those printed in the larger area surrounding Murray.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 33 miles [53.1 km] of Murray.

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, Murray had a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Murray had a population of 475 people.

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

Rock Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Murray
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Rock Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Nehawka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Murray
 - Nehawka had no post office or railroad service
Nehawka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Murray
 - 1895 population of 258 people (with 208 people in 2017)
 - Nehawka had a post office and railroad service
Plattsmouth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Murray
 - Plattsmouth had no post office or railroad service
Plattsmouth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Murray
 - 1895 population of 8,392 people (with 6,451 people in 2017)
 - Plattsmouth had a post office and railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Murray
 - Union had no post office or railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Murray
 - Union had a post office and railroad service
Bartlett (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Murray
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and railroad service
McPaul (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Murray
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McPaul had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Murray. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Murray 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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Murray:

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:

Douglas County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Lancaster County:     Cyndi's



Nemaha County:     Cyndi's



Otoe County:     Cyndi's



Sarpy County:     Cyndi's



Saunders County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Fremont County (IA):     Cyndi's



Mills County (IA):     Cyndi's



Montgomery County (IA):     Cyndi's



Page County (IA):     Cyndi's



Pottawattamie County (IA):     Cyndi's



Atchison County (MO):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Nebraska   Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Murray ...

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

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 Murray:

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

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Murray

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Nebraska Community

About Cass County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cass County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Murray) 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 Murray. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Murray

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murray. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9163, Longitude: -95.9268     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Murray 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:

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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 Murray, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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