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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Murray, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Murray and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Murray:
    • 38.895639, -81.640127
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Murray
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Murray ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Murray.

Within West Virginia, the name Murray is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 27 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Newton County
      • This Murray is located in Newton County and lies 671 miles [1,079.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Murray.
    • California
      • Kings County
      • This Murray is located in Kings County and lies 2,095 miles [3,371.6 km]<1> to the west of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kings County community of Murray.
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Murray is located in Fairfield County and lies 469 miles [754.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Murray.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Murray is located in Hillsborough County and lies 755 miles [1,215.1 km]<1> to the south of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Murray.
    • Idaho
      • Shoshone County
      • This Murray is located in Shoshone County and lies 1,805 miles [2,904.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shoshone County community of Murray.
    • Indiana
      • Davies's County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Murray [Davies's County].
      • Wells County
      • This Murray is located in Wells County and lies 229 miles [368.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wells County community of Murray.
    • Iowa
      • Clarke County
      • This Murray is located in Clarke County and lies 667 miles [1,073.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Murray.
    • Kentucky
      • Calloway County
      • This Murray is located in Calloway County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calloway County community of Murray.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Murray [Aroostook County].
    • Michigan
      • Mackinac County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Murray [Mackinac County].
      • Sanilac County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Murray [Sanilac County].
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Murray is located in Saint Louis County and lies 810 miles [1,303.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Murray.
    • Montana
      • Custer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Murray [Custer County].
    • Nebraska
      • Cass County
      • This Murray is located in Cass County and lies 768 miles [1,236 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Murray.
    • New Mexico
      • Socorro County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Socorro County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Socorro County community of Murray.
    • New York
      • Orleans County
      • This Murray is located in Orleans County and lies 355 miles [571.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orleans County community of Murray.
    • North Dakota
      • Traill County
      • This Murray is located in Traill County and lies 980 miles [1,577.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Traill County community of Murray.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Murray lies 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clearfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Murray [Clearfield County].
      • Lebanon County
      • This Murray is located in Lebanon County and lies 293 miles [471.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lebanon County community of Murray.
      • Sullivan County
      • This Murray is located in Sullivan County and lies 331 miles [532.7 km] to the northeast of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Murray.
    • South Carolina
      • Abbeville County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Murray [Abbeville County].
      • Lexington County
      • This Murray is located in Lexington County and lies 341 miles [548.8 km]<1> to the south of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lexington County community of Murray.
    • South Dakota
      • Brown County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Murray [Brown County].
    • Texas
      • Young County
      • This Murray is located in Young County and lies 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Young County community of Murray.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Murray is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,601 miles [2,576.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Murray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Murray.
    • Washington
      • Pierce County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Murray [Pierce County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Murray ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cuba [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
    • Cuba [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Murray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
  • Drift Run [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drift Run
    • Drift Run [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Murray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drift Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drift Run
  • Hemlock [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemlock
    • Hemlock [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Murray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemlock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
  • Independence [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
    • Independence [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Murray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Jones Crossing [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Murray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • LeRoy [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LeRoy
      • LeRoy [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Murray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for LeRoy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LeRoy
    • Liverpool [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liverpool
      • Liverpool [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Murray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liverpool have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liverpool
    • Meadowdale [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowdale
      • Meadowdale [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Murray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowdale
    • Mentor [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mentor
      • Mentor [Jackson County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Murray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mentor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • New Era [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Era
      • New Era [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Murray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Era have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Era
    • Pleasant Hill [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Murray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Sandyville [Jackson County]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Murray. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Walter Lee 'Piggy' Barnes     (Professional football, actor)
    • Mel Clark     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Letart (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 7, 1926 and died in West Columbia (West Virginia) on Thursday May 1, 2014 at the age of 87. He is buried at Sunrise Memorial Gardens (Mason County, West Virginia).
      • Letart is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Murray.
      • West Columbia is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Murray.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<6>

How Far From Murray to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Murray to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Murray and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Ripley, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Murray to Charleston, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 247 miles [397.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,089 miles [9,799.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,805 miles [10,951.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,680 miles [7,531.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Murray) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murray. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8956, Longitude: -81.6401       In this case, the coordinates for Murray have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Murray could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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 Murray, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Murray to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.654 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.586 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.69 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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