Murphy, Owyhee County, Idaho Genealogy

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Murphy is an unincorporated community in Owyhee County, Idaho, and is the county seat. It is one of the smallest county seats in the nation. It became the county seat of Owyhee County in 1934, when the seat of government for the county was moved from Silver City. It is distinguished by having the only working and enforced parking meter in the county, located directly in front of the courthouse.

Geographic location:

Grand View is a city in the north-central part of Owyhee County, Idaho

City Hall




LDS Cemetery Records

Vol. 24 page 62 - Grand View Cemetery

Church History and Records





The Idaho State Archives has a copy of this newspaper, published in Murphy.

Owyhee Avalanche -- 14 Feb. 1919

School Records and Yearbooks

The Idaho State Historical Society Library has a 1986 copy of "The Raider," a high school annual for Rimrock High School, which serves Bruneau, Grand View, and Oreana residents.


Wikipedia page for Murphy, Idaho.