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Murphy is in Owyhee County, in the Boise City-Nampa metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Pat Murphy, mining engineer
The latitude of Murphy is 43.218N. The longitude is -116.551W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,802 feet.
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Owyhee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Murphy political report.
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