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Our Genealogy Helper for Murat ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Murat (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 Murat. 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.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Murat is located in Rockbridge County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rockbridge County: Alleghany, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt & Nelson.

Below are the counties that are near Murat. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Murat:

  • Rockbridge County     (The home county of Murat)
    • Fancy Hill (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fancy Hill
      • Fancy Hill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fancy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fancy Hill
    • East Lexington (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lexington
      • East Lexington lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lexington
    • Buffalo Forge (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Forge
      • Buffalo Forge lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Forge
    • Glasgow (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • Riverside (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
    • Fairfield (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Goshen (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<3>
    • Brownsburg (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Marlbrook (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlbrook
      • Marlbrook lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlbrook
  • Alleghany County
    • Griffith (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffith
      • Griffith lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Murat and is located in Alleghany County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
    • Iron Gate (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Gate
      • Iron Gate lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Murat and is located in Alleghany County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Gate
    • Clifton Forge (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Forge
      • Clifton Forge lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Murat and is located in Alleghany County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Forge<3>
    • Selma (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Murat and is located in Alleghany County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Low Moor (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Rich Patch (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Patch
      • Rich Patch lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Murat and is located in Alleghany County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Patch
  • Amherst County
    • Alto (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
      • Alto lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Murat and is located in Amherst County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
    • Allwood (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allwood
      • Allwood lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Murat and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allwood
    • Forks of Buffalo (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forks of Buffalo
      • Forks of Buffalo lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Murat and is located in Amherst County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forks of Buffalo
    • Pleasant View (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Pedlar Mills (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pedlar Mills
      • Pedlar Mills lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pedlar Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pedlar Mills
    • Sandidges (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandidges
      • Sandidges lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Murat and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandidges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandidges
    • Lowesville (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
    • Monitor (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monitor
      • Monitor lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Murat and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monitor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monitor
    • Coolwell (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolwell
      • Coolwell lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coolwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolwell
    • Sweet Briar Station (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Briar Station
      • Sweet Briar Station lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Amherst County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Briar Station
    • Winesap (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winesap
      • Winesap lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Amherst County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winesap
    • Amherst (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Amherst County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<3>
    • Madison Heights (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison Heights
      • Madison Heights lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison Heights<3>
  • Augusta County
    • Newport (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Murat and is located in Augusta County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Steeles Tavern (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Spottswood (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spottswood
      • Spottswood lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Murat and is located in Augusta County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spottswood
    • Craigsville (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Murat and is located in Augusta County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<3>
    • Greenville (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Marble Valley (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble Valley
      • Marble Valley lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Murat and is located in Augusta County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble Valley
    • Middlebrook (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Stuarts Draft (33 miles [53.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Lyndhurst (37 miles [59.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Fishersville (38 miles [61.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishersville
      • Fishersville lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Murat and is located in Augusta County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishersville<3>
  • Bath County
    • Millboro (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Yost (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yost
      • Yost lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Murat and is located in Bath County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yost
    • Carloover (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carloover
      • Carloover lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Murat and is located in Bath County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carloover
    • Healing Springs (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Healing Springs
      • Healing Springs lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Murat and is located in Bath County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healing Springs
    • Mitchelltown (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchelltown
      • Mitchelltown lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Murat and is located in Bath County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchelltown
    • Warm Springs (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Fort Lewis (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lewis
      • Fort Lewis was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Murat and is located in Bath County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Greenwood (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Murat and is located in Bath County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Burnsville (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Murat and is located in Bath County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
  • Bedford City
    • Bedford (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Murat and is located in Bedford City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<3>
  • Bedford County
    • Boonsboro (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonsboro
      • Boonsboro lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Bedford County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
    • Goode (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
    • Lowry (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
      • Lowry lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Murat and is located in Bedford County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
    • Montvale (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Villamont (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villamont
      • Villamont lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Bedford County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villamont
    • Forest (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Moneta (39 miles [62.8 km] to the south)
  • Botetourt County
    • Salt Petre Cave (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Petre Cave
      • Salt Petre Cave lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salt Petre Cave. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Salt Petre Cave has also been known as:
      • Salt Peter Cave
      • Saltpetre
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Petre Cave
    • Salisbury (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Botetourt County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Gala (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gala
      • Gala lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Murat and is located in Botetourt County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gala
    • Glen Wilton (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Wilton
      • Glen Wilton lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Murat and is located in Botetourt County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Wilton
    • Buchanan (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
      • Buchanan lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Botetourt County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<3>
    • Haden (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haden
      • Haden lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Murat and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haden
    • Springwood (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springwood
      • Springwood lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Botetourt County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood
    • Strom (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strom
      • Strom lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Murat and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strom
    • Lithia (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lithia
      • Lithia lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lithia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lithia
    • Fincastle (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Botetourt County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<3>
    • Blue Ridge (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<3>
    • Troutville (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
      • Troutville lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Botetourt County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<3>
    • Daleville (31 miles [49.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<3>
  • Buena Vista City
    • Buena Vista (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Murat and is located in Buena Vista City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista<3>
  • Campbell County
    • Rustburg (39 miles [62.8 km] to the southeast)
  • Covington City
    • Covington (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Murat and is located in Covington City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<3>
  • Craig County
    • New Castle (36 miles [57.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Craig County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<3>
  • Highland County
    • McDowell (40 miles [64.4 km] to the north)
  • Lexington City
    • Lexington (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Murat and is located in Lexington City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
  • Lynchburg City
    • Lavino Village (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavino Village
      • Lavino Village lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Lynchburg City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavino Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavino Village
    • Woodbine Village (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbine Village
      • Woodbine Village lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Lynchburg City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbine Village
    • Lynchburg (31 miles [49.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Lynchburg City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<3>
  • Nelson County
    • Massies Mill (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Massies Mill
      • Massies Mill lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Murat and is located in Nelson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Massies Mill
    • Jonesboro (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro
      • Jonesboro lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Murat and is located in Nelson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesboro
    • Gladstone (39 miles [62.8 km] to the east)
  • Roanoke City
    • Roanoke (39 miles [62.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Roanoke City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<3>
  • Roanoke County
    • Hollins (36 miles [57.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Roanoke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<3>
    • Vinton (38 miles [61.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Roanoke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<3>
  • Staunton City
    • Staunton (37 miles [59.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staunton
      • Staunton lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Murat and is located in Staunton City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staunton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Staunton<3>
  • Pocahontas County (WV)
    • Huntersville (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northwest)

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

Newspapers Published in Murat ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Murat.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Murat, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Murat.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Murat:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Murat ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Murat.

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

  • Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Oxford Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Mt. Moreland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Moreland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Moreland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Moreland Cemetery
  • Miller Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
  • Collierstown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Collierstown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Collierstown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collierstown Cemetery
  • Falling Spring Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Falling Spring Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Falling Spring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Spring Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Old Monmouth Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Monmouth Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Monmouth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Monmouth Cemetery
  • Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer Cemetery
  • Pullen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pullen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pullen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pullen Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Murat.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullen Cemetery
  • Deacons Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Deacons Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Deacons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Deacons Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Murat.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deacons Cemetery
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    • Mt. Lidia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Lidia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Lidia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Lidia Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Lidia Cemetery
    • Wesley Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wesley Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wesley Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wesley Chapel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Murat.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Chapel Cemetery
    • Rockbridge Memorial Gardens

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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Murat had a population of 23 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Murat (Rockbridge County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murat
    • Murat lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Murat had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murat
  • Zollman (Rockbridge County) - Historic
    • While Zollman was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zollman
    • Zollman was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Zollman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zollman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Oakdale (Rockbridge County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakdale
    • Oakdale lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakdale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakdale
  • Longwood (Rockbridge County) - Historic
    • While Longwood was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood
    • Longwood was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Longwood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fancy Hill (Rockbridge County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fancy Hill
    • Fancy Hill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fancy Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fancy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fancy Hill
  • Collierstown (Rockbridge County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collierstown
    • Collierstown lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 376 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Collierstown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collierstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collierstown
  • Buffalo Forge (Rockbridge County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Forge
    • Buffalo Forge lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Buffalo Forge had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Forge
  • East Lexington (Rockbridge County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lexington
    • East Lexington lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Lexington had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lexington
  • Rapps Mill (Rockbridge County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapps Mill
    • Rapps Mill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rapps Mill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rapps Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapps Mill
  • South River (Rockbridge County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South River
    • South River lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South River had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South River
  • Natural Bridge (Rockbridge County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natural Bridge
    • Natural Bridge lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Natural Bridge had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natural Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natural Bridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natural Bridge<3>
  • Glasgow (Rockbridge County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,107 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glasgow had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
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    • Denmark (Rockbridge County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
      • Denmark lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Denmark had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denmark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
    • Gilmore Mills (Rockbridge County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilmore Mills
      • Gilmore Mills lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gilmore Mills had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilmore Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilmore Mills
    • Balcony Falls (Rockbridge County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balcony Falls
      • Balcony Falls lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Murat and is located in Rockbridge County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Balcony Falls had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balcony Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balcony Falls

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Murat. See our List of 1890's Communities around Murat.

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Mentions & References for Murat

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

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About Virginia

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

The official website for Rockbridge County: www.co.rockbridge.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Murat) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7460, Longitude: -79.5259       In this case, the coordinates for Murat have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Murat, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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