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Introduction ...

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

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 Murray, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Murray and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Murray 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 Murray. 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 Murray.

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 Murray is near Fremont County and also Mills County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Fremont County

Sighting report for Mills 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 Murray.

How Far From Murray 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 Murray to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Plattsmouth [Map], which is the Seat of Cass County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Murray to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,008 miles [1,622.2 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 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,522 miles [10,496.1 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 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,173 miles [8,325.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Murray ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Murray.

While the name Murray is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Arkansas

Newton County

Our profile page for Murray, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the South Southeast.

California

Kings County

Our profile page for Murray, Kings County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,338 miles [2,153.3 km] to the West.

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Murray, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,175 miles [1,891 km] to the East.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Murray, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,175 miles [1,891 km] to the Southeast.

Idaho

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Murray, Shoshone County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Indiana

Davies's County

Our profile page for Murray, Davies's County

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

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

Wells County

Our profile page for Murray, Wells County   [Map]

Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the East.

Iowa

Clarke County

Our profile page for Murray, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the East.

Kentucky

Calloway County

Our profile page for Murray, Calloway County   [Map]

Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the Southeast.

Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Murray, Aroostook County

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

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

Michigan

Mackinac County

Our profile page for Murray, Mackinac County

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

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

Sanilac County

Our profile page for Murray, Sanilac County

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

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

Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Murray, Saint Louis County   [Map]

Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Montana

Custer County

Our profile page for Murray, Custer County

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

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

New Mexico

Socorro County

Our profile page for Murray, Socorro County

This community is historic.<8>

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

New York

Orleans County

Our profile page for Murray, Orleans County   [Map]

Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the East Northeast.

North Dakota

Traill County

Our profile page for Murray, Traill County   [Map]

Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the North.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Murray   [Map]

Distance: About 1,788 miles [2,877.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Murray, Clearfield County

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

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

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Murray, Lebanon County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km] to the East.

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Murray, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Abbeville County

Our profile page for Murray, Abbeville County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Lexington County

Our profile page for Murray, Lexington County   [Map]

Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the East Southeast.

South Dakota

Brown County

Our profile page for Murray, Brown County

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

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

Texas

Young County

Our profile page for Murray, Young County   [Map]

Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the South Southwest.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Murray, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the West.

Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Murray, Pierce County

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

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

West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Murray, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Murray ...

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 Northwest of Murray   [Map]

Eureka (IA)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Fort Crook   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Louisville   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Manley   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Meadow   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Paradise Park   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Rock Bluff   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Union   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Weeping Water   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Wyoming   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [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 Murray. 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.

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Murray

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Babbit<9>

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Murray

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Murray

Omaha [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Murray

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Murray

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marlon Brando

Don Chandler

Professional football. He was born in Council Bluffs (Iowa) on Wednesday September 5, 1934 and died in Tulsa (Oklahoma) on Thursday August 11, 2011 at an age of 76. He was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Council Bluffs [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Murray

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Chandler

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Murray

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gerald Ford

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Murray

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Murray

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Murray

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelo Rossitto

Carl David 'Winky' Smith

Professional hockey. He was born in Cache Bay (Ontario) on Tueday September 18, 1917 and died in Omaha (Nebraska) on Sunday January 8, 1967 at an age of 49. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Murray

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl David 'Winky' Smith

Charles Frederick 'Skip' Stephenson

Comedian, actor, musician. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Thursday April 18, 1940 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday May 18, 1992 at an age of 52. He was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Murray

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Frederick 'Skip' Stephenson

Lalomie Washburn

Singer, songwriter. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Monday August 25, 1941 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday September 18, 2004 at an age of 63. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Murray

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lalomie Washburn

Malcolm X     (Born as Malcom Little)

Activist. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Tueday May 19, 1925 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday February 21, 1965 at an age of 39. He was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Murray

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Malcolm X

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About Cass County

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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: 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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>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 Murray 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 320.063 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.657 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.989 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Murray 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 Murray, 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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