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Moorland, Iowa

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Our Genealogy Helper for Moorland ...

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 Moorland (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 Moorland. 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.

Moorland is located in Webster County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Webster County: Boone, Calhoun, Greene, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas & Wright.

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

Webster     (The home county for Moorland)
  Barnum   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Callender   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Otho   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fort Dodge   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Coalville   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cypsum City - Historic   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Slifer   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Clare   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Palm Grove   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Gowrie   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Burnside   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Evanston   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Harcourt   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Boxholm   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pilot Mound   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Fraser   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ogden   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Boone   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Moingona   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Berkley   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jordan   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Luther   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Buena Vista
  Newell   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Albert City   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Somers   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Knierim   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Rinard   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Farnhamville   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Manson   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lohrville   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rockwell City   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Twin Lakes   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pomeroy   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jolley   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lake City   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lytton   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Yetter   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lanesboro   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ralston   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lidderdale   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Glidden   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Carroll Community Estates   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Carroll   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Breda   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Paton   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Churdan   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dana   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Grand Junction   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Scranton   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rippey   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cooper   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stratford   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Webster City   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stanhope   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kamrar   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Blairsburg   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jewell   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Randall   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Williams   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pioneer   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Humboldt   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dakota City   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Gilmore City   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rutland   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Thor   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Arnold   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bradgate   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hardy   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bode   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Livermore   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ottosen   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Renwick   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lu Verne   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Irvington   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Palo Alto
  West Bend   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mallard   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Palmer   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pocahontas   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rolfe   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fonda   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Havelock   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Plover   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Varina   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Laurens   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grant City   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sac City   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lake View   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Nemaha   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Zenorsville   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Story City   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Woolstock   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Eagle Grove   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Goldfield   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Holmes   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clarion   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cornelia   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Galt   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Solberg - Historic   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Moorland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moorland.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Our Lady of Good Council Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fulton Twp. Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Fulton Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Elkhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Graceland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mizpah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Callender Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE C C Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Olafs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burns Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Calvary United Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Lizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Danish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Willowledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Our Saviour Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Corpus Christi Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE North Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW St. James Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Otho Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concordia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Cedar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jackson Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Trinity Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Moorland ...

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 205 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moorland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moorland, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moorland.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Moorland had a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Moorland had a population of 160 people.

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

Tara   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Moorland
 - 1895 population of 108 people
 - Tara had a post office and railroad service
Callender   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Moorland
 - 1895 population of 78 people (with 351 people in 2018)
 - Callender had a post office and railroad service
Barnum   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Moorland
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 184 people in 2018)
 - Barnum had a post office and railroad service
Otho   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Moorland
 - 1895 population of 47 people (with 516 people in 2018)
 - Otho had a post office and railroad service
Fort Dodge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Moorland
 - 1895 population of 4,871 people (with 24,098 people in 2018)
 - Fort Dodge had a post office and railroad service
Kalo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Moorland
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Kalo had a post office and railroad service
Coalville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Moorland
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Coalville had a post office and railroad service
Clare   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Moorland
 - Clare had a post office and railroad service

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Webster County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Buena Vista County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County:     Cyndi's



Greene County:     Cyndi's



Hamilton County:     Cyndi's



Humboldt County:     Cyndi's



Kossuth County:     Cyndi's



Palo Alto County:     Cyndi's



Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's



Sac County:     Cyndi's



Story County:     Cyndi's



Wright County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

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

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 Moorland:

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

We have found Moorland in these Censuses: 2010-1970. See our Census Page for Moorland for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Iowa

About Webster County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Webster County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moorland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4414, Longitude: -94.2944     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moorland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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:

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<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 Moorland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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