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Our Genealogy Helper for Dorchester ...

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 Dorchester (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 Dorchester. 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.

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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Dorchester is located in Allamakee County.

To see how the shape of Iowa's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Allamakee County: Clayton, Fayette, Winneshiek, Houston (MN), Crawford (WI) & Vernon (WI).

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

  • Allamakee County     (The home county of Dorchester)
    • New Albin [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albin
      • New Albin [Allamakee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albin<3>
    • Waukon [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukon
      • Waukon [Allamakee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,600 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukon<3>
    • Lansing [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Allamakee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<3>
    • Dalby [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalby
      • Dalby [Allamakee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dalby
    • Rossville [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossville
      • Rossville [Allamakee County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossville
    • Waterville [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterville
      • Waterville [Allamakee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville
    • Volney [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Volney
      • Volney [Allamakee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Volney
    • Harpers Ferry [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpers Ferry
      • Harpers Ferry [Allamakee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 326 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpers Ferry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harpers Ferry<3>
    • Postville [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Postville
      • Postville [Allamakee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,033 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Postville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Postville<3>
    • Waukon Junction [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukon Junction
      • Waukon Junction [Allamakee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukon Junction
  • Clayton County
    • Luana [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luana
      • Luana [Clayton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luana<3>
    • Watson [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Clayton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson
    • Monona [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monona
      • Monona [Clayton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,462 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monona<3>
    • Marquette [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marquette
      • Marquette [Clayton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marquette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marquette<3>
    • McGregor [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGregor
      • McGregor [Clayton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGregor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGregor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGregor<3>
    • Farmersburg [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmersburg
      • Farmersburg [Clayton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 264 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmersburg
    • Saint Olaf [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Olaf
      • Saint Olaf [Clayton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Olaf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Olaf
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Olaf<3>
  • Fayette County
    • Clermont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clermont
      • Clermont [Fayette County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 580 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clermont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clermont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clermont<3>
    • Elgin [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Fayette County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<3>
    • Saint Lucas [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Lucas
      • Saint Lucas [Fayette County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Lucas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lucas
    • Waucoma [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waucoma
      • Waucoma [Fayette County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waucoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waucoma<3>
    • West Union [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Fayette County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,270 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<3>
  • Howard County
    • Cresco [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cresco
      • Cresco [Howard County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,744 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cresco<3>
    • Protivin [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Protivin
      • Protivin [Howard County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 266 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Protivin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Protivin<3>
    • Lime Springs [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Springs
      • Lime Springs [Howard County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lime Springs<3>
  • Winneshiek County
    • Highlandville [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highlandville
      • Highlandville [Winneshiek County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highlandville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highlandville
    • Hesper [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hesper
      • Hesper [Winneshiek County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesper
    • Decorah [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decorah
      • Decorah [Winneshiek County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,484 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decorah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decorah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decorah<3>
    • Burr Oak [Winneshiek County]
    • Bluffton [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffton
      • Bluffton [Winneshiek County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffton
    • Ossian [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ossian
      • Ossian [Winneshiek County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ossian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ossian<3>
    • Castalia [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castalia
      • Castalia [Winneshiek County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castalia
    • Calmar [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calmar
      • Calmar [Winneshiek County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calmar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calmar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calmar<3>
    • Ridgeway [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Winneshiek County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<3>
    • Kendallville [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kendallville
      • Kendallville [Winneshiek County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kendallville
    • Spillville [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spillville
      • Spillville [Winneshiek County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spillville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spillville<3>
    • Festina [Winneshiek County]
  • Fillmore County (MN)
    • Mabel [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabel
      • Mabel [Fillmore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 744 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mabel<3>
    • Newburg [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Fillmore County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
    • Canton [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Fillmore County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 342 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
    • Bratsberg [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bratsberg
      • Bratsberg [Fillmore County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bratsberg
    • South Rushford [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Rushford
      • South Rushford [Fillmore County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Rushford
    • Harmony [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Fillmore County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 982 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harmony<3>
    • Rushford Village [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushford Village
      • Rushford Village [Fillmore County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushford Village
    • Rushford [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushford
      • Rushford [Fillmore County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,695 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushford<3>
    • Peterson [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterson
      • Peterson [Fillmore County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peterson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterson<3>
    • Whalan [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whalan
      • Whalan [Fillmore County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whalan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whalan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whalan<3>
    • Lanesboro [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanesboro
      • Lanesboro [Fillmore County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 725 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lanesboro<3>
    • Preston [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
      • Preston [Fillmore County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Preston<3>
  • Houston County (MN)
    • Eitzen [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eitzen
      • Eitzen [Houston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eitzen
    • Spring Grove [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Houston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Grove<3>
    • Caledonia [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Houston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,754 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<3>
    • Riceford [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceford
      • Riceford [Houston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceford
    • Reno [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reno
      • Reno [Houston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reno
    • Yucatan [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yucatan
      • Yucatan [Houston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yucatan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yucatan
    • Brownsville [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
      • Brownsville [Houston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 505 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
    • Houston [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Houston County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 972 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<3>
    • Hokah [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hokah
      • Hokah [Houston County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 548 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hokah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hokah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hokah<3>
    • Money Creek [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Money Creek
      • Money Creek [Houston County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Money Creek
    • La Crescent [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Crescent
      • La Crescent [Houston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Crescent<3>
  • Winona County (MN)
    • Nodine [Winona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nodine
      • Nodine [Winona County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nodine
    • Dakota [Winona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dakota
      • Dakota [Winona County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dakota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dakota
    • Lewiston [Winona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston
      • Lewiston [Winona County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,543 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewiston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewiston<3>
    • Stockton [Winona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
      • Stockton [Winona County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 773 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockton
    • Winona [Winona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Winona County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,545 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<3>
  • Crawford County (WI)
    • De Soto [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
      • De Soto [Crawford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto
    • Ferryville [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferryville
      • Ferryville [Crawford County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferryville
    • Mount Sterling [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Sterling
      • Mount Sterling [Crawford County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 196 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Sterling
    • Eastman [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastman
      • Eastman [Crawford County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 404 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastman
    • Gays Mills [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gays Mills
      • Gays Mills [Crawford County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gays Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gays Mills
    • Prairie du Chien [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie du Chien
      • Prairie du Chien [Crawford County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie du Chien
    • Bell Center [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell Center
      • Bell Center [Crawford County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 114 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Center
    • Soldiers Grove [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soldiers Grove
      • Soldiers Grove [Crawford County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 535 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soldiers Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soldiers Grove
    • Steuben [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steuben
      • Steuben [Crawford County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steuben
    • Wauzeka [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wauzeka
      • Wauzeka [Crawford County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wauzeka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauzeka
  • La Crosse County (WI)
    • La Crosse [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Crosse
      • La Crosse [La Crosse County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Crosse
    • Shelby [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [La Crosse County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • French Island [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Island
      • French Island [La Crosse County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Island
    • Onalaska [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onalaska
      • Onalaska [La Crosse County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onalaska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onalaska
    • Holmen [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmen
      • Holmen [La Crosse County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holmen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmen
    • West Salem [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Salem
      • West Salem [La Crosse County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Salem
    • Bangor [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
      • Bangor [La Crosse County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bangor
  • Trempealeau County (WI)
    • Trempealeau [Trempealeau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trempealeau
      • Trempealeau [Trempealeau County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trempealeau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trempealeau
  • Vernon County (WI)
    • Genoa [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genoa
      • Genoa [Vernon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
    • Stoddard [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoddard
      • Stoddard [Vernon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoddard
    • Retreat [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Retreat
      • Retreat [Vernon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Retreat
    • Purdy [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purdy
      • Purdy [Vernon County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purdy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
    • Chaseburg [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaseburg
      • Chaseburg [Vernon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaseburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chaseburg
    • Coon Valley [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coon Valley
      • Coon Valley [Vernon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coon Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coon Valley
    • Liberty Pole [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Pole
      • Liberty Pole [Vernon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Pole
    • Viroqua [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viroqua
      • Viroqua [Vernon County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,394 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viroqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viroqua
    • Westby [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westby
      • Westby [Vernon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,254 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westby
    • Readstown [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Readstown
      • Readstown [Vernon County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Readstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Readstown

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

Newspapers Published in Dorchester ...

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 131 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dorchester.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dorchester, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dorchester.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from Iowa
    • Stories from Minnesota
    • Stories from Wisconsin

Cemeteries Near Dorchester ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dorchester.

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

  • St. Johns Methodist Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
  • Portland Prairie Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Portland Prairie Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Portland Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland Prairie Cemetery
  • St. Lukes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Lukes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Lukes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Lukes Cemetery
  • Carsten Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carsten Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carsten Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carsten Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • O'Hare Place Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the O'Hare Place Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the O'Hare Place Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Hare Place Cemetery
    • English Bench Cemetery
    • Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Old Wilmington Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Wilmington Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Wilmington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Wilmington Cemetery
    • Portland Prairie Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Portland Prairie Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Portland Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland Prairie Cemetery
    • Stone Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stone Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Cemetery
    • West Waterloo Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Waterloo Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Waterloo Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Waterloo Ridge Cemetery
    • Waterloo Ridge Cemetery
    • Quandahl Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Quandahl Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Quandahl Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quandahl Cemetery

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Dorchester had a population of 109 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Dorchester [Allamakee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorchester
    • Dorchester [Allamakee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 109 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dorchester had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dorchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dorchester<3>
  • Eitzen [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eitzen
    • Eitzen [Houston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Eitzen had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eitzen
  • Bee [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee
    • Bee [Houston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee
  • Quandahl [Allamakee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quandahl
    • Quandahl [Allamakee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Quandahl had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quandahl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quandahl
  • Wilmington [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
    • Wilmington [Houston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilmington had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
  • Highlandville [Winneshiek County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highlandville
    • Highlandville [Winneshiek County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Highlandville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highlandville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highlandville
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    • Willington Grove [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willington Grove
      • Willington Grove [Houston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Willington Grove had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willington Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willington Grove
    • Spring Grove [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Houston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 394 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,262 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Grove had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Grove<3>
    • Lycurgus [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lycurgus
      • Lycurgus [Allamakee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lycurgus had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lycurgus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lycurgus
    • Newhouse [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newhouse
      • Newhouse [Houston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newhouse had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newhouse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newhouse
    • Locust [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust
      • Locust [Winneshiek County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Locust had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust
    • New Albin [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albin
      • New Albin [Allamakee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 411 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 498 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Albin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albin<3>
    • Caledonia [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Houston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 927 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,754 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Caledonia had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<3>
    • Thoten [Winneshiek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thoten
      • Thoten [Winneshiek County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thoten had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thoten have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thoten
    • Freeburg [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeburg
      • Freeburg [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Freeburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeburg

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Dorchester. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dorchester.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dorchester ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Dorchester:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Allamakee County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Allamakee County: www.co.allamakee.ia.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dorchester) 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 Dorchester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DorchesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dorchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4697, Longitude: -91.5110       In this case, the coordinates for Dorchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Dorchester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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