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Welcome to Murray ...

Murray is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Murray is located in Young County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Murray, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

Murray is 1,210 feet [369 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Murray: (940)

Communities Also Named Murray ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 28 communities that are also named Murray - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Murray ...

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

  • Graham
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham is located in Young County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,568 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graham <4>
  • Throckmorton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Newcastle
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newcastle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcastle
    • Newcastle is located in Young County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newcastle <4>
  • Woodson
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodson
    • Woodson is located in Throckmorton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodson <4>
  • Proffitt
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proffitt
    • Proffitt is located in Young County
  • Eliasville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eliasville
    • Eliasville is located in Young County
  • South Bend
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Elbert
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elbert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elbert
    • Elbert is located in Throckmorton County
  • Padgett
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Padgett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Padgett
    • Padgett is located in Young County
  • Bunger
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunger
    • Bunger is located in Young County

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 Murray. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Murray.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Murray. 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 Murray.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Murray ...

Looking for more information about Murray? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Murray, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Murray.

Adding Murray to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Murray in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Murray was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Murray post office opened in 1880.

We also found Murray in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Murray.

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 State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Young, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Murray - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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