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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 Murraysville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Murraysville and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Murraysville:
    • 39.077578, -81.806522
    • 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 Murraysville
  • 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 Murraysville ...

We have found three communities that share the name Murraysville.

Within West Virginia, the name Murraysville is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • North Carolina
      • New Hanover County
      • This Murraysville is located in New Hanover County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Murraysville that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murraysville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Hanover County community of Murraysville.
    • Ohio
      • Lorain County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Lorain County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lorain County community of Murraysville.
    • South Carolina
      • Berkeley County
      • This Murraysville is located in Berkeley County and lies 418 miles [672.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Murraysville that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murraysville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkeley County community of Murraysville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Murraysville ...

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.

  • Bald Knobs [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bald Knobs
    • Bald Knobs [Meigs County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Murraysville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bald Knobs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bald Knobs
  • Keno [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keno
    • Keno [Meigs County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Murraysville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keno
  • Lone Cedar [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Cedar
    • Lone Cedar [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Murraysville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Cedar
  • Long Bottom [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Bottom
    • Long Bottom [Meigs County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Murraysville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Bottom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Bottom
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Bottom<4>
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Neptune [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neptune
      • Neptune [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Murraysville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neptune have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neptune
    • Polk [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polk
      • Polk [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Murraysville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polk
    • Pond Creek [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Creek
      • Pond Creek [Wood County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Murraysville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Creek
    • Randolph Landing [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph Landing
      • Randolph Landing [Meigs County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Murraysville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph Landing
    • Reedsville [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Meigs County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Murraysville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
    • Rushville [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
      • Rushville [Meigs County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Murraysville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
    • Shade River [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shade River
      • Shade River [Meigs County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Murraysville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shade River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shade River
    • Success [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Meigs County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Murraysville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Success

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 Murraysville. 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Murraysville.
      • West Columbia is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Murraysville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<5>
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gallipolis (Ohio) on Monday September 11, 1944 and died in Short Gap (West Virginia) on Friday January 9, 2009 at the age of 64. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Gallipolis is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Murraysville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts<5>

How Far From Murraysville to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ripley, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Murraysville to Ripley, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 256 miles [412 km] to the east (E). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,088 miles [9,797.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • 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).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,680 miles [7,531.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Murraysville. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Murraysville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murraysville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0776, Longitude: -81.8065       In this case, the coordinates for Murraysville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Murraysville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<7>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 Murraysville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.752 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.724 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.703 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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