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The location of Murray









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Murray (aka 'Murray City') ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Salt Lake City. It lies just north of Murray. Salt Lake City has a population of 201,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is West Valley City. It lies just west of Murray and has a population of 136,000 people.

For comparison, Murray has a population of 49,300 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 starting from Murray and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bountiful   [Map]   44,107   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Draper   [Map]   47,710   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Herriman   [Map]   39,224   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Layton   [Map]   76,691   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lehi   [Map]   62,712   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Millcreek   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Ogden   [Map]   87,031   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Orem   [Map]   97,839   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Provo   [Map]   117,335   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Riverton   [Map]   43,344   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sandy   [Map]   96,145   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
South Jordan   [Map]   70,954   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Spanish Fork   [Map]   39,443   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Taylorsville   [Map]   59,992   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
West Jordan   [Map]   113,905   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bennion   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Canyon View Village   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Clark Village Gardens   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cottonwood Village   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cottonwood   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Enchanted Village   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Greenfield Village   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hamilton Village   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Hidden Village   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Majestic Village   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
South Salt Lake   [Map]   24,956   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Vista Village   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Wasatch Village   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Woodhaven Village   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Woodstock Village   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Salt Lake County ...

Murray is located in Salt Lake County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Salt Lake County: Davis, Morgan, Summit, Tooele, Utah & Wasatch.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Murray ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Murray ...

Looking for more information about Murray? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Murray, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Murray.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Murray. 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 Murray. 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 Utah

    Utah Tourism
    Parks for Utah

    Fishing in Utah
    Hunting in Utah

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Utah Statewide Tourism
    Murray Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Murray


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Utah

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Utah

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

Airports Near Murray ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Salt Lake City Muni.   [Map]   WSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
South Valley Rgnl. (FAA ID: U42)   [Map]   WSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Salt Lake City Intl.  (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]   NNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Skypark Airport (FAA ID: BTF)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tooele Valley Airport  (FAA ID: TVY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tooele Muni.   [Map]   WSW   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 Murray.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Murray. 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
Salt Lake City Intl.  (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]   NNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Boise Air Terminal  (BOI/KBOI)   [Map]   NW   298 miles [479.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Provo Muni.  (PVU/KPVU)   [Map]   SSE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wendover Airport  (ICAO: KENV)   [Map]   W   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Salt Lake City Muni.   [Map]   WSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
South Valley Rgnl. (FAA ID: U42)   [Map]   WSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Skypark Airport (FAA ID: BTF)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tooele Valley Airport  (FAA ID: TVY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tooele Muni.   [Map]   WSW   25 miles [40.2 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.

Salt Lake City Intl.   (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]
  Website for Salt Lake City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boise Air Terminal   (BOI/KBOI)   [Map]
  Website for Boise Air Terminal
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ogden - Hinckley Airport   (OGD/KOGD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Provo Muni.   (PVU/KPVU)   [Map]
  Website for Provo Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wendover Airport   (ICAO: KENV)   [Map]
  Website for Wendover Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Murray: www.ci.murray.ut.us/

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>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 from Point A (ie- Murray) 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 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: 40.6670, Longitude: -111.8884     [Map].

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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 Murray), 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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