A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Mooreville, Iowa

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other IA

The location of Mooreville

Discover you family history through historical newspapers at

Our Genealogy Helper for Mooreville ...

So far, we have found very little information about Mooreville. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Mooreville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mooreville, please Contact Us.

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 Mooreville (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 Mooreville. 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 and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Mooreville is historic, it would have been located within present day Tama County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tama County: Benton, Black Hawk, Grundy, Iowa, Jasper, Marshall & Poweshiek.

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

Tama     (The home county for Mooreville)
  Dysart   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]<2>
  Traer   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Buckingham   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Clutier   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Elberon   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Vining   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Gladstone   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gladbrook   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Garwin   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Toledo   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mount Auburn   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Garrison   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Vinton   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Benton City - Historic   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Van Horne   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Irving   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Urbana   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Belle Plaine   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Luzerne   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Newhall   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shellsburg   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Black Hawk
  La Porte City   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Blessing   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Voorhies   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Gilbertville   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Jubilee   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hudson   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Elk Run Heights   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Raymond   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Evansdale   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dewar   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cedar Falls   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Janesville   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Denver   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Readlyn   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bremer   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tripoli   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Jesup   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rowley   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Independence   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Quasqueton   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fairbank   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hazleton   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Winthrop   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stanley   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  New Hartford   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Shell Rock   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Aplington   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Austinville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Robinson   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Masonville   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oran   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oelwein   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Westgate   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Reinbeck   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Morrison   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dike   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Grundy Center   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Beaman   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Holland   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stout   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fern   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Conrad   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Buck Grove   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wellsburg   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Whitten   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Union   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gifford   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Steamboat Rock   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marengo   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ladora   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Victor   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  South Amana   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Amana   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Middle Amana   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Conroy   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Homestead   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Center Point   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Walker   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Palo   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Toddville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Troy Mills   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Robins   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grand View Village   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hiawatha   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sunset Village   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Alburnett   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Le Grand   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marshalltown   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ferguson   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gilman   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Albion   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Liscomb   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Haverhill   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Laurel   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  LaMoille   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hartwick   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sheridan   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Malcom   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Mooreville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mooreville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Geneseo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Ramthun Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW St. Marys of Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dysart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Urmy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Gnagy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Anton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Larch Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW West Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Engledow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Westview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Buckingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Houghton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carlisle Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pratt Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Garrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenwall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Auburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Mooreville ...

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 158 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mooreville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mooreville, there are papers which were published within 33 miles [53.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mooreville.

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.

Mooreville itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 49 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Dysart   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Mooreville
 - 1895 population of 775 people (with 1,317 people in 2018)
 - Dysart had a post office and railroad service
Eagle Center   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mooreville
 - Eagle Center had a post office and no railroad service
La Porte City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mooreville
 - 1895 population of 1,052 people (with 2,259 people in 2018)
 - La Porte City had a post office and railroad service
Traer   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mooreville
 - 1895 population of 1,014 people (with 1,604 people in 2018)
 - Traer had a post office and railroad service
Garrison   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mooreville
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 361 people in 2018)
 - Garrison had a post office and railroad service
Mount Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Mooreville
 - 1895 population of 103 people (with 146 people in 2018)
 - Mount Auburn had a post office and railroad service
Washburn   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Mooreville
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Washburn had a post office and railroad service
Gilbertville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mooreville
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 729 people in 2018)
 - Gilbertville 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 Mooreville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mooreville in the 1890's.

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 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 it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Tama County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's



Black Hawk County:     Cyndi's



Bremer County:     Cyndi's



Buchanan County:     Cyndi's



Butler County:     Cyndi's



Delaware County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Grundy County:     Cyndi's



Hardin County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Jasper County:     Cyndi's



Linn County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Poweshiek County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mooreville ...

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

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 Mooreville:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Mooreville. See our Misc Page for Mooreville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Tama County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tama County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mooreville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mooreville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mooreville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2455, Longitude: -92.3005     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mooreville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 07 Oct 2019