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Our Genealogy Helper for Murphytown ...

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 Murphytown (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 Murphytown. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Murphytown is located in Wood 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 Wood County: Athens (OH), Meigs (OH), Washington (OH), Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie & Wirt.

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

  • Wood County     (The home county of Murphytown)
    • Kanawha [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha
      • Kanawha [Wood County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha
    • Mineral Acres [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Acres
      • Mineral Acres [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Acres
    • Mineral Wells [Wood County]
    • Parkers Towne [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkers Towne
      • Parkers Towne [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkers Towne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkers Towne
    • North Hills [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hills
      • North Hills [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 774 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hills
    • Slate [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate
      • Slate [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate
    • Parkersburg [Wood County]
    • Vienna [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
      • Vienna [Wood County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<2>
    • Pleasant View [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Wood County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Boaz [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boaz
      • Boaz [Wood County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boaz have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boaz
    • Blennerhassett [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blennerhassett
      • Blennerhassett [Wood County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blennerhassett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blennerhassett
    • Lubeck [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lubeck
      • Lubeck [Wood County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lubeck
    • Williamstown [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamstown
      • Williamstown [Wood County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamstown<2>
  • Calhoun County
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 513 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<2>
  • Doddridge County
    • West Union [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Doddridge County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 799 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<2>
    • New Milton [Doddridge County]
  • Gilmer County
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<2>
  • Jackson County
    • Odaville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odaville
      • Odaville [Jackson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odaville
    • Sherman [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Jackson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
    • Wilding [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilding
      • Wilding [Jackson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilding
    • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood
      • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenswood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenswood<2>
    • Sandyville [Jackson County]
    • Flatwoods [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Jackson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Ripley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<2>
  • Mason County
    • Hartford City [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford City
      • Hartford City [Mason County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford City
    • New Haven [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
      • New Haven [Mason County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,464 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<2>
    • Mason [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Mason County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 936 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason<2>
  • Pleasants County
    • Belmont [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Pleasants County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Saint Marys [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys
      • Saint Marys [Pleasants County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,772 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<2>
    • Hebron [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Pleasants County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
  • Ritchie County
    • Cairo [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<2>
    • Cantwell [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantwell
      • Cantwell [Ritchie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantwell
    • Ellenboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Ritchie County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 363 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenboro<2>
    • Harrisville [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
      • Harrisville [Ritchie County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,674 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisville<2>
    • Pennsboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennsboro
      • Pennsboro [Ritchie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,003 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennsboro<2>
    • Pullman [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullman
      • Pullman [Ritchie County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pullman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
    • Mountain [Ritchie County]
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
  • Roane County
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,038 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<2>
  • Tyler County
    • Plum Run [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Run
      • Plum Run [Tyler County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Run
    • Friendly [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendly
      • Friendly [Tyler County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendly
    • Sistersville [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sistersville
      • Sistersville [Tyler County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sistersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sistersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sistersville<2>
    • Middlebourne [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlebourne
      • Middlebourne [Tyler County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlebourne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlebourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlebourne<2>
    • Paden City [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paden City
      • Paden City [Tyler County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paden City<2>
  • Wirt County
    • Greencastle [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencastle
      • Greencastle [Wirt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
    • Newark [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
      • Newark [Wirt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Freeport [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Wirt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Wirt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<2>
    • Windy [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy
      • Windy [Wirt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy
    • Burning Springs [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burning Springs
      • Burning Springs [Wirt County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burning Springs
    • Peewee [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peewee
      • Peewee [Wirt County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peewee
  • Athens County (OH)
    • Youba [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youba
      • Youba [Athens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youba
    • Coolville [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolville
      • Coolville [Athens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 494 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolville<2>
    • Beebe [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beebe
      • Beebe [Athens County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beebe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beebe
    • Vanderhoof [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vanderhoof
      • Vanderhoof [Athens County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
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    • Stewart [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewart
      • Stewart [Athens County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewart
    • Guysville [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guysville
      • Guysville [Athens County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guysville
    • Armadale [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armadale
      • Armadale [Athens County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armadale
    • Amesville [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amesville
      • Amesville [Athens County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amesville<2>
    • Mudsock [Athens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mudsock
      • Mudsock [Athens County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mudsock. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Carsey Town [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carsey Town
      • Carsey Town [Athens County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carsey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carsey Town
    • Athens [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Athens County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,536 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<2>
    • Jacksonville [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
      • Jacksonville [Athens County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 480 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • The Plains [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Plains
      • The Plains [Athens County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for The Plains<2>
  • Gallia County (OH)
    • Cheshire [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheshire
      • Cheshire [Gallia County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheshire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheshire
  • Meigs County (OH)
    • Portland [Meigs County]
    • Keno [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keno
      • Keno [Meigs County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keno
    • Bashan [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bashan
      • Bashan [Meigs County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bashan
    • Spiller [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spiller
      • Spiller [Meigs County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spiller
    • Dorcas [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorcas
      • Dorcas [Meigs County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorcas
    • Racine [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Meigs County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Racine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Racine<2>
    • Syracuse [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
      • Syracuse [Meigs County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Syracuse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Syracuse<2>
    • Pomeroy [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomeroy
      • Pomeroy [Meigs County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,757 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomeroy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomeroy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomeroy<2>
    • Middleport [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleport
      • Middleport [Meigs County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rutland [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutland
      • Rutland [Meigs County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutland<2>
  • Monroe County (OH)
    • Graysville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
      • Graysville [Monroe County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 72 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysville
    • Stafford [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford
      • Stafford [Monroe County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 75 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stafford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
    • Antioch [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Monroe County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 79 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antioch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Lewisville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Monroe County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
    • Sardis [Monroe County]
    • Woodsfield [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodsfield
      • Woodsfield [Monroe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodsfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodsfield<2>
  • Morgan County (OH)
    • Chesterhill [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterhill
      • Chesterhill [Morgan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 275 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterhill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterhill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterhill<2>
    • Stockport [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockport
      • Stockport [Morgan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 483 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockport<2>
    • Todds [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Todds
      • Todds [Morgan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Todds
    • Hackney [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackney
      • Hackney [Morgan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackney
    • Malta [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta
      • Malta [Morgan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 640 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malta<2>
    • McConnelsville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnelsville
      • McConnelsville [Morgan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,749 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McConnelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McConnelsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McConnelsville<2>
  • Noble County (OH)
    • Dungannon [Noble County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dungannon
      • Dungannon [Noble County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
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    • Crooked Tree [Noble County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crooked Tree
      • Crooked Tree [Noble County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crooked Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Tree
    • Harriettsville [Noble County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harriettsville
      • Harriettsville [Noble County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harriettsville
    • Dexter City [Noble County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dexter City
      • Dexter City [Noble County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dexter City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter City
    • South Olive [Noble County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Olive
      • South Olive [Noble County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
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    • Caldwell [Noble County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caldwell
      • Caldwell [Noble County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,712 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caldwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caldwell<2>
    • Belle Valley [Noble County]
    • Sarahsville [Noble County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarahsville
      • Sarahsville [Noble County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarahsville
    • Summerfield [Noble County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerfield
      • Summerfield [Noble County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerfield
  • Washington County (OH)
    • Belpre [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belpre
      • Belpre [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,386 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belpre<2>
    • Sandhill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandhill
      • Sandhill [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandhill
    • Yankeeburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yankeeburg
      • Yankeeburg [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphytown
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    • Marietta [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,356 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marietta<2>
    • Oak Grove [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Redbush [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbush
      • Redbush [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
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    • Devola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devola
      • Devola [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Devola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devola
    • Barlow [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barlow
      • Barlow [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barlow
    • Fillmore [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fillmore
      • Fillmore [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fillmore
    • Alden [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alden
      • Alden [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden
    • Churchtown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchtown
      • Churchtown [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchtown
    • Decaturville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decaturville
      • Decaturville [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decaturville
    • Watertown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watertown
      • Watertown [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown

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

Newspapers Published in Murphytown ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Murphytown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Murphytown, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Murphytown.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Murphytown:

  • 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 Ohio
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Murphytown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Murphytown.

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

  • Farrow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Farrow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Farrow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farrow Cemetery
  • Farson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Farson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Farson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farson Cemetery
  • Mt. Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Cemetery
  • Grant Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grant Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Hill Cemetery
  • Red Hill UMC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Hill UMC Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Hill UMC Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill UMC Cemetery
  • Vaughn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vaughn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vaughn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn Cemetery
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    • Kanawha UMC Cemetery
    • Caplinger Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Caplinger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Caplinger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caplinger Cemetery
    • Snider Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Snider Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snider Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snider Cemetery
    • Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Vandevier Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vandevier Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vandevier Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandevier Cemetery
    • Creel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Creel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Creel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creel Cemetery
    • Ross - McCardle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ross - McCardle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ross - McCardle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ross - McCardle Cemetery
    • Kincheloe Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kincheloe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kincheloe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kincheloe Cemetery
    • Creel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Creel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Creel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creel 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 Murphytown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Murphytown.

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

  • Red Hill [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
    • Red Hill [Wood County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
  • Davisville [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davisville
    • Davisville [Wood County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Davisville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davisville
  • Dallison [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallison
    • Dallison [Wood County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Murphytown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dallison had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallison
  • Tallyho [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallyho
    • Tallyho [Wood County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tallyho had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallyho have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallyho
  • Walker [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
    • Walker [Wood County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphytown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Walker had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
  • Boreman [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boreman
    • Boreman [Wood County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphytown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boreman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boreman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boreman
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    • Mineral Wells [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Wells
      • Mineral Wells [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mineral Wells had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Wells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Wells<2>
    • Valley Mills [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Mills
      • Valley Mills [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Murphytown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Valley Mills had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Mills
    • Chesterville [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterville
      • Chesterville [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 94 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chesterville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterville
    • Slate [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate
      • Slate [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Murphytown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Slate had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate
    • Leachtown [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leachtown
      • Leachtown [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Murphytown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leachtown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leachtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leachtown
    • Deerwalk [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerwalk
      • Deerwalk [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Murphytown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Deerwalk had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerwalk
    • Parkersburg [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkersburg
      • Parkersburg [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 8,408 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,306 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Parkersburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkersburg<2>
    • Newport [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Murphytown
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Newport had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Polandale [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polandale
      • Polandale [Wood County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphytown
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Polandale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polandale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polandale

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Murphytown ...

While our initial data about Murphytown came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Murphytown in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Murphytown.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Murphytown. See our Misc Page for Murphytown for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Murphytown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murphytown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2340, Longitude: -81.4435       In this case, the coordinates for Murphytown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Murphytown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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