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Welcome to Murdo ...

The city of Murdo is located in Jones County<1> and is the County Seat for Jones County.

The location of Murdo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Murdo: MUR-doh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Murdo has a population of 438 people<4> (see below for details).

Murdo is 2,310 feet [704 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Murdo is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Murdo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Murdo (for example, toward Belvidere), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

The area code for Murdo: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Murdo had an population of 438 people. This is a decrease of 10.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 28.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Murdo had a population of 488 people (or 48.51% of the total population of Jones County). This makes Murdo the county's most populous community.

The population of Murdo represents 0.06% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 156th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 488 people, the population of Murdo decreased 20.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 612 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Murdo.

Communities Also Named Murdo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Murdo - it's located in Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Murdo.

Communities near Murdo ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Murdo.

  • Draper [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
    • Draper [Jones County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Murdo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Draper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 67 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<7>
  • Okaton [Jones County]
  • Westover [Jones County] - Historic
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    • Westover [Jones County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Murdo
    • Estimated population in 2014: 6 people
  • Capa [Jones County] - Historic
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    • Capa [Jones County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Murdo
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Vivian [Lyman County]
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      • Vivian [Lyman County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the east of Murdo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vivian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vivian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vivian<7>
    • White River [Mellette County]
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      • White River [Mellette County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the south of Murdo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White River<7>
    • Midland [Haakon County]
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      • Midland [Haakon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Murdo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland<7>
    • Belvidere [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belvidere
      • Belvidere [Jackson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<6> to the west of Murdo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belvidere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvidere
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belvidere<7>
    • Wood [Mellette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood
      • Wood [Mellette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Murdo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 63 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wood<7>
    • Presho [Lyman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Presho
      • Presho [Lyman County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<6> to the east of Murdo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Presho have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Presho
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Presho<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Murdo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Murdo.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Murdo. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Murdo.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Murdo. See our Newspapers Page for Murdo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Murdo ...

Looking for more information about Murdo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Murdo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Murdo.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Dakota

About Jones County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Jones, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Murdo. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Murdo.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Murdo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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- Murdo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Murdo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Murdo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murdo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8892, Longitude: -100.7140       In this case, the coordinates for Murdo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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