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Our Genealogy Helper for Langworthy ...

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 Langworthy (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 Langworthy. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Langworthy is located in Jones County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jones County: Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson & Linn.

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

Jones     (The home county for Langworthy)
  Monticello   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Amber   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Anamosa   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Center Junction   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Stone City   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Fairview   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Morley   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Onslow   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Martelle   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Olin   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Wyoming   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Oxford Junction   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Oxford Mills   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Shellsburg   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Urbana   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Atkins   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Benton City - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Walford   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Newhall   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Quasqueton   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Winthrop   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Rowley   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Lamont   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Aurora   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Independence   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Brandon   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Mechanicsville   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Stanwood   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Clarence   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Lowden   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Buchanan   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Tipton   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Cedar Valley   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Bennett   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Rochester   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Springdale   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  West Branch   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Centerdale   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Edgewood   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Wood   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Millville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  North Buena Vista   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Osterdock   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Strawberry Point   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Elkport   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Garber   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Littleport   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Mederville   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Lost Nation   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Toronto   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Elwood   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Wheatland   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Delmar   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Calamus   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  North Welton   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Welton   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Grand Mound   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Hopkinton   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Rockville   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Delhi   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Ryan   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Delaware   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Earlville   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Robinson   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Manchester   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Oneida   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Greeley   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Holy Cross   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Masonville   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Colesburg   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Cascade   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Worthington   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Fillmore   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Dyersville   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Farley   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Summit Village Dyersville Park   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Bernard   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Epworth   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  New Vienna   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Bankston   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Peosta   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Centralia   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Graf   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Canton   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Monmouth   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Baldwin   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Crab Town   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Ironhills   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Buckhorn   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Maquoketa   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  La Motte   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Andrew   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Saint Donatus   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Springbrook   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Bellevue   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Solon   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Shueyville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Swisher   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Oasis   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  North Liberty   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Oakdale   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Coralville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Iowa City   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Tiffin   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  University Heights   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Prairieburg   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Viola   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Springville   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Central City   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Coggon   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Squaw Creek Village   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Lisbon   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Alburnett   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Marion   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Bertram   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Robins   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Troy Mills   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  New Liberty   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Dixon   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
Jo Daviess (IL)
  East Dubuque (IL)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Menominee (IL)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
Grant (WI)
  Cassville (WI)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Cassville (WI)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Sinnipee (WI) - Historic   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Jamestown (WI)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>

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

Newspapers Published in Langworthy ...

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 86 newspapers that have been published in the area around Langworthy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Langworthy, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Langworthy.

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 all and free to view - you should note 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 Langworthy:

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 Jones County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's



Buchanan County:     Cyndi's



Cedar County:     Cyndi's



Clayton County:     Cyndi's



Clinton County:     Cyndi's



Delaware County:     Cyndi's



Dubuque County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Linn County:     Cyndi's



Scott County:     Cyndi's



Jo Daviess County (IL):     Cyndi's



Grant County (WI):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

Cemeteries Near Langworthy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Langworthy.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  WSW Langworthy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  SE Wayne Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>  
  ESE Kiburz Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zimmerman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>  
  WSW Cass Congregational Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Midland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Amber Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Johns Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]<1>  
  SE Edinburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Four Horn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE East Monticello Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Prairie Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>  
  WSW Fremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boot Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Castle Grove Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>  
  SSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Castle Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>  
  WSW Harts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hazel Knoll Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hazel Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scotch Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowens Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grove Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>  
  SSW Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grafft Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE North Madison Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Livingston Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>  
  SW Wilcox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spade Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Highland Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Madison Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Madison Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hopkinton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W St. Josephs 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 Langworthy had a population of 93 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Monticello   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the Northeast (NE) from Langworthy
 - 1895 population of 1,938 people (with 3,885 people in 2018)
 - Monticello had a post office and railroad service
Amber   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Langworthy
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Amber had a post office and railroad service
Anamosa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Langworthy
 - 1895 population of 2,078 people (with 5,507 people in 2018)
 - Anamosa had a post office and railroad service
Scotch Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Langworthy
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Scotch Grove had a post office and railroad service
Junction Switch   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the North (N) from Langworthy
 - Junction Switch had railroad service and no post office
Castle Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the Northwest (NW) from Langworthy
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Castle Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Stone City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the Southwest (SW) from Langworthy
 - 1895 population of 267 people
 - Stone City had a post office and railroad service
Center Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the Southeast (SE) from Langworthy
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 111 people in 2015)
 - Center Junction had a post office and railroad service
Sand Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the North (N) from Langworthy
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Sand Springs had a post office and railroad service
Argand   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the Northwest (NW) from Langworthy
 - Argand had a post office and no railroad service
Fairview   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the Southwest (SW) from Langworthy
 - 1895 population of 263 people
 - Fairview 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 Langworthy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Langworthy in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Langworthy ...

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

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 Langworthy:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Jones County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jones 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Langworthy) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Langworthy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Langworthy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Langworthy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1911, Longitude: -91.2240     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Langworthy 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 Langworthy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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