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Our Genealogy Helper for Barney ...

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 Barney (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 Barney. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Barney is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Adair, Clarke, Dallas, Guthrie, Polk, Union & Warren.

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

  DirDistance
Madison     (The home county for Barney)
  East Peru   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Truro   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Macksburg   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Winterset   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Saint Charles   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Patterson   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Webster   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bevington   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Earlham   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
 
Adair
  Hebron   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Zion   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stanzel   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Orient   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fontanelle   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bridgewater   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Adair   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Adams
  Williamson   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Stringtown   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Prescott   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Carl   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mercer   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mount Etna   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Queen City - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Corning   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cass
  Massena   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clarke
  Murray   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Green Bay - Historic   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Woodburn   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Dallas
  Booneville   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  DeSoto   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Van Meter   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dexter   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Adel   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Redfield   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wiscotta   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Waukee   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dallas Center   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Linden   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Minburn   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Decatur
  Van Wert   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Weldon   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Grand River   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Le Roy   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Decatur City   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Garden Grove   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Leon   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Davis City   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lamoni   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Guthrie
  Stuart   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Menlo   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Casey   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Panora   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lucas
  Lucas   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Derby   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chariton   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
  Bauer   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Melcher-Dallas   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pleasantville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Polk
  West Des Moines   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clive   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Windsor Heights   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Urbandale   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Des Moines   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grimes   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Johnston   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Country Estate Village   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Herrold   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Saylorville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ringgold
  Ellston   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Tingley   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Beaconsfield   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Knowlton - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Diagonal   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kellerton   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mount Ayr   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Benton   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Delphos   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Maloy   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Taylor
  Lenox   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clearfield   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Union
  Lorimor   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Thayer   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Afton   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Arispe   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Creston   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Shannon City   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cromwell   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kent   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Warren
  New Virginia   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Martensdale   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Prole   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cumming   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Liberty Center   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Indianola   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Norwalk   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lakewood   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Milo   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ackworth   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Wayne
  Humeston   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Barney ...

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 162 newspapers that have been published in the area around Barney.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Barney, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Barney.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Barney:

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //iowaculture.gov/history/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Iowa to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adair County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Adams County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cass County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clarke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dallas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Decatur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Guthrie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lucas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ringgold County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wayne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Madison County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Iowa, for Madison County

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.

Disaster Stories from Iowa
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Missouri

Cemeteries Near Barney ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Barney.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Barney Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Lorimor Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peru Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Beardsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hamblin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bragg Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Groesbeck Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hartman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE King Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dodge Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brown Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW West Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Claypool Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Troy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Murray Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Worthing Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Farson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W West Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kickman Cemetery   [Map]     

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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Barney had a post office and railroad service.

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

Lorimor   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Barney
 - Lorimor had railroad service and no post office
 
East Peru   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Barney
 - East Peru had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monette   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Barney
 - Monette had a post office and railroad service
 
Ord   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Barney
 - Ord had a post office and no railroad service
 
McPherson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Barney
 - McPherson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Truro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Barney
 - Truro had a post office and railroad service
 
Thayer   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Barney
 - 1895 population of 119 people (with 56 people in 2018)
 - Thayer had a post office and railroad service
 
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Barney
 - 1895 population of 666 people (with 710 people in 2018)
 - Murray had a post office and railroad service
 
Macksburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Barney
 - 1895 population of 186 people (with 118 people in 2018)
 - Macksburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talmage   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Barney
 - Talmage had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Barney. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Barney in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Barney ...

While our initial data about Barney came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Barney 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 Barney.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Barney:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Iowa

About Madison County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.madisoncoia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Barney) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Barney. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Barney

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1666, Longitude: -94.0039     [Map].
<2>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.
<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 Barney, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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