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Our Genealogy Helper for Delmar ...

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 Delmar (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 Delmar. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Delmar is located in Clinton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clinton County: Cedar, Jackson, Jones, Scott, Carroll (IL), Rock Island (IL) & Whiteside (IL).

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

Clinton     (The home county for Delmar)
  North Welton   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Welton   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Elwood   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lost Nation   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Goose Lake   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Grand Mound   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bryant   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Tenmile   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Toronto   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Elvira   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lowden   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bennett   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stanwood   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Durant   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tipton   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mechanicsville   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lime City   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Buchanan   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cedar Valley   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hopkinton   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Zwingle   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bernard   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fillmore   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cascade   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rockdale   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Peosta   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Centralia   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dubuque   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Epworth   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Asbury   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Graf   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Farley   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Maquoketa   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Buckhorn   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Andrew   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Spragueville   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Preston   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ironhills   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Springbrook   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Van Buren   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Miles   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Crab Town   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Monmouth   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Canton   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Oxford Junction   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oxford Mills   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Onslow   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Center Junction   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Olin   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Amber   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Morley   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Langworthy   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Anamosa   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Martelle   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  South Towne Park   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Midway Beach   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  McCausland   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dixon   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Donahue   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Long Grove   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Park View   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  New Liberty   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Eldridge   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Maysville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Walcott   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bettendorf   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Davenport   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Carroll (IL)
  Arnold (IL)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Blackhawk (IL)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Marcus (IL)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Savanna (IL)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ayers (IL)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Thomson (IL)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wacker (IL)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Center Hill (IL)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Argo Fay (IL)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ideal (IL)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Polsgrove (IL)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mount Carroll (IL)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fair Haven (IL)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Henry (IL)
  Cleveland (IL)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Green Rock (IL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dayton (IL)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Colona (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hickory Hills (IL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
  Hanover (IL)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Aiken (IL)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bremen (IL)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elizabeth (IL)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Galena (IL)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Menominee (IL)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  East Dubuque (IL)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Scales Mound (IL)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stockton (IL)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rock Island (IL)
  Cordova (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Port Byron (IL)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hampton (IL)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rapids City (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Moline (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rock Island (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hillsdale (IL)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Barstow (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  East Moline (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Silvis (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Carbon Cliff (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Coal Valley (IL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Milan (IL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Whiteside (IL)
  Fulton (IL)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Albany (IL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Newton Corners (IL)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Morrison (IL)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Erie (IL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fenton (IL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lyndon (IL)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grant (WI)
  Hazel Green (WI)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hazel Green (WI)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Jamestown (WI)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sinnipee (WI) - Historic   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lafayette (WI)
  New Diggings (WI)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  White Oak Springs (WI)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Delmar ...

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 127 newspapers that have been published in the area around Delmar.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Delmar. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Delmar and those printed in the larger area surrounding Delmar.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 28 miles [45.1 km] of Delmar.

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 websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Delmar:

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

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 Clinton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cedar County:     Cyndi's



Delaware County:     Cyndi's



Dubuque County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Jones County:     Cyndi's



Linn County:     Cyndi's



Muscatine County:     Cyndi's



Scott County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County (IL):     Cyndi's



Henry County (IL):     Cyndi's



Jo Daviess County (IL):     Cyndi's



Rock Island County (IL):     Cyndi's



Whiteside County (IL):     Cyndi's



Grant County (WI):     Cyndi's



Lafayette County (WI):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Clinton County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Iowa

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 ...

Cemeteries Near Delmar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Delmar.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rathbun Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Immaculate Conception Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haylock Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak View Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Welton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairfield Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Richardson Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Estate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Estate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Codfish Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jessen Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jessen Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW St. Columbkille Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Assumption Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Goddard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Walrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clinton County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clinton County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rossiter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Summer Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Buckhorn Waterford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Busch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glahn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gohlmann Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem's Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE North Bend School Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dark Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dark Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woods Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Rustic Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Schickel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Schmidt Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Esgate Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Andrew Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Saint John Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N St. Johns 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 Delmar had a population of 518 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Delmar had a population of 487 people.

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

Riggs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Delmar
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Riggs had a post office and railroad service
Browns   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Delmar
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Browns had a post office and railroad service
Maquoketa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Delmar
 - 1895 population of 3,077 people (with 5,998 people in 2018)
 - Maquoketa had a post office and railroad service
Welton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Delmar
 - 1895 population of 82 people (with 151 people in 2018)
 - Welton had a post office and railroad service
Elwood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Delmar
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - Elwood had a post office and railroad service
Charlotte   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Delmar
 - 1895 population of 231 people (with 363 people in 2018)
 - Charlotte had a post office and railroad service
Lost Nation   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Delmar
 - 1895 population of 213 people (with 408 people in 2018)
 - Lost Nation had a post office and railroad service
Spragueville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Delmar
 - 1895 population of 116 people (with 82 people in 2018)
 - Spragueville had a post office and no railroad service
Andrew   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Delmar
 - 1895 population of 307 people (with 409 people in 2018)
 - Andrew had a post office and no railroad service
Nashville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Delmar
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Nashville had a post office and railroad service
Fulton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Delmar
 - 1895 population of 167 people
 - Fulton had a post office and no railroad service

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Delmar ...

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

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 Delmar:

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

We have found Delmar in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Delmar for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Clinton County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clinton County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Delmar) 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 Delmar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Delmar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Delmar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9987, Longitude: -90.6080     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Delmar have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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:
<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 Delmar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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