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Our Genealogy Helper for Murphy ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Murphy (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 Murphy. 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Murphy is located in Barbour County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Harrison, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker & Upshur.

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

  • Barbour County     (The home county of Murphy)
    • Audra [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Audra
      • Audra [Barbour County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Audra
    • Elk City [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk City
      • Elk City [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk City
    • Union [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Wellington Heights [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington Heights
      • Wellington Heights [Barbour County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington Heights
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<3>
    • Valley Bend [Barbour County]
    • Berryburg [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryburg
      • Berryburg [Barbour County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryburg
    • Belington [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<3>
    • Adaland [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adaland
      • Adaland [Barbour County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adaland
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Kalamazoo [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalamazoo
      • Kalamazoo [Barbour County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalamazoo
  • Braxton County
    • Burnsville [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Braxton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<3>
    • Napier [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napier
      • Napier [Braxton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napier
    • Heaters [Braxton County]
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<3>
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Sutton [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<3>
  • Doddridge County
    • New Milton [Doddridge County]
    • West Union [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Doddridge County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 799 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<3>
  • Gilmer County
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<3>
  • Harrison County
    • Lost Creek [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
      • Lost Creek [Harrison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Creek
    • Quiet Dell [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quiet Dell
      • Quiet Dell [Harrison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quiet Dell
    • Anmoore [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anmoore
      • Anmoore [Harrison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anmoore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anmoore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anmoore<3>
    • Stonewood [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewood
      • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood
    • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<3>
    • Nutter Fort [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutter Fort
      • Nutter Fort [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • West Milford [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Milford
      • West Milford [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Milford
    • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
      • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<3>
    • Despard [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Despard
      • Despard [Harrison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Despard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Despard
    • Adamston [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamston
      • Adamston [Harrison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adamston
    • Tichenal [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tichenal
      • Tichenal [Harrison County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tichenal
    • Gore [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gore
      • Gore [Harrison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
  • Lewis County
    • Garton Village [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garton Village
      • Garton Village [Lewis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garton Village
    • Jane Lew [Lewis County]
    • Smith Village [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Village
      • Smith Village [Lewis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Village
    • Westfield [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Lewis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Weston [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Lewis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<3>
    • Cox Town [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cox Town
      • Cox Town [Lewis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cox Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox Town
    • Valley Chapel [Lewis County]
    • Camden [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Lewis County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
  • Marion County
    • Hebron [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Marion County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Whitehall [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehall
      • Whitehall [Marion County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehall
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Samaria [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samaria
      • Samaria [Marion County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samaria
    • Helens Run [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helens Run
      • Helens Run [Marion County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helens Run
    • Monongah [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monongah
      • Monongah [Marion County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monongah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monongah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monongah<3>
    • Worthington [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worthington
      • Worthington [Marion County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worthington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worthington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worthington<3>
    • Fairmont [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
      • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<3>
    • Garden Village [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Village
      • Garden Village [Marion County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Village
    • Barrackville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrackville
      • Barrackville [Marion County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrackville
    • Farmington [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Marion County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 365 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<3>
    • Rivesville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivesville
      • Rivesville [Marion County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 903 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rivesville<3>
  • Monongalia County
    • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
      • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 30,549 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<3>
    • Westover [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
      • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<3>
  • Pocahontas County
    • Durbin [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbin
      • Durbin [Pocahontas County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 294 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durbin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durbin<3>
  • Preston County
    • Newburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Preston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<3>
    • Threefork Bridge [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threefork Bridge
      • Threefork Bridge [Preston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threefork Bridge
    • Tunnelton [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnelton
      • Tunnelton [Preston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunnelton<3>
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<3>
    • Arthurdale [Preston County]
    • Aurora [Preston County]
    • Reedsville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<3>
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<3>
    • Masontown [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masontown
      • Masontown [Preston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 538 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Masontown<3>
    • Albright [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albright
      • Albright [Preston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albright
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albright<3>
  • Randolph County
    • Tigheville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tigheville
      • Tigheville [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tigheville
    • Womelsdorf [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Leadsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadsville
      • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<3>
    • Beverly [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<3>
    • Canfield [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Randolph County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Helvetia [Randolph County]
    • Mill Creek [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
      • Mill Creek [Randolph County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
    • Huttonsville [Randolph County]
    • Elkwater [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkwater
      • Elkwater [Randolph County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkwater
    • Wymer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wymer
      • Wymer [Randolph County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wymer
  • Ritchie County
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
  • Taylor County
    • Flemington [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Taylor County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
    • Stone House [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone House
      • Stone House [Taylor County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Yates [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates
      • Yates [Taylor County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sandy [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
      • Sandy [Taylor County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Knottsville [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knottsville
      • Knottsville [Taylor County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knottsville
    • Fetterman [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fetterman
      • Fetterman [Taylor County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fetterman
    • Grafton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,982 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
  • Tucker County
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<3>
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<3>
    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canaan Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canaan Valley<3>
    • Davis [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<3>
  • Upshur County
    • Gormley [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gormley
      • Gormley [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gormley
    • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhannon
      • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<3>
    • Excelsior [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Upshur County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Abbott [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Upshur County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Hoover Town [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover Town
      • Hoover Town [Upshur County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoover Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover Town
    • Frenchton [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchton
      • Frenchton [Upshur County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchton
    • Wilsontown [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsontown
      • Wilsontown [Upshur County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsontown
    • Goshen [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Upshur County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Murphy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
  • Webster County
  • Wetzel County
    • Smithfield [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Wetzel County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Murphy ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Murphy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Murphy, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Murphy.

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 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 Murphy:

  • 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 West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Murphy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Murphy.

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

  • Bethany Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethany Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethany Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany Cemetery
  • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  • McDermott Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McDermott Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McDermott Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDermott Cemetery
  • Redabaugh Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Redabaugh Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Redabaugh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redabaugh Cemetery
  • Audra Bethel Cemetery
  • Rohrbough Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rohrbough Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rohrbough Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rohrbough Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Oldaker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oldaker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oldaker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldaker Cemetery
    • Buckhannon Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buckhannon Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Buckhannon Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon Memorial Cemetery
    • Heavner Cemetery
    • Mt. Nebo Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Pitman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pitman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pitman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pitman Cemetery
    • Oakington Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakington Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakington Cemetery
    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Zion Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Murphy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Lovett Chapel Cemetery
    • Bean Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bean Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bean Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bean Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bean Cemetery

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>

While we didn't find Murphy in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Murphy.

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

  • Pecks Run [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecks Run
    • Pecks Run [Upshur County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pecks Run had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecks Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecks Run
  • Swamp Run [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swamp Run
    • Swamp Run [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Swamp Run had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swamp Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swamp Run
  • Ruraldale [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruraldale
    • Ruraldale [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ruraldale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruraldale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruraldale
  • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhannon
    • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,403 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,394 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Buckhannon had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<3>
  • Overhill [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overhill
    • Overhill [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Murphy
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Overhill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overhill
  • Elk City [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk City
    • Elk City [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Murphy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elk City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk City
  • Continue List ...
    • Ivy [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
      • Ivy [Upshur County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Murphy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ivy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy
    • Talbott [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talbott
      • Talbott [Barbour County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Talbott had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talbott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talbott
    • Overfield [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overfield
      • Overfield [Barbour County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 137 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Overfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overfield
    • Wilmoth [Barbour County] - Historic
      • While Wilmoth was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmoth
      • Wilmoth [Barbour County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wilmoth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmoth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Calhoun [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun
      • Calhoun [Barbour County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Murphy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Calhoun had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 378 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Philippi had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<3>
    • Johnstown [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
      • Johnstown [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 120 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Johnstown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
    • Lorentz [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorentz
      • Lorentz [Upshur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Murphy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lorentz had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorentz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorentz
    • Hampton [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Upshur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 550 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hampton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Murphy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murphy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0576, Longitude: -80.1412       In this case, the coordinates for Murphy 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 Murphy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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