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Our Genealogy Helper for Moran ...

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 Moran (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 Moran. 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 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.

Moran is located in Dallas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dallas County: Adair, Boone, Greene, Guthrie, Madison, Polk & Warren.

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

  DirDistance
Dallas     (The home county for Moran)
  Woodward   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Bouton   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Granger   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Minburn   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Dallas Center   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Perry   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Waukee   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Adel   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dawson   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Booneville   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  DeSoto   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Van Meter   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Linden   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Adair
  Stanzel   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Boone
  Madrid   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Luther   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Moingona   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Berkley   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Boone   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ogden   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Jordan   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fraser   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pilot Mound   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Boxholm   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Carroll
  Coon Rapids   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ralston   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Greene
  Rippey   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Grand Junction   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cooper   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Dana   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Paton   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Scranton   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Churdan   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Guthrie
  Jamaica   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Herndon   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Yale   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Panora   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bagley   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stuart   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Guthrie Center   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Menlo   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bayard   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Casey   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hamilton
  Stratford   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stanhope   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Randall   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jewell   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hardin
  Garden City   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jasper
  Valeria   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mingo   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oswalt   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clyde   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Green Castle   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ira   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vandalia   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Goddard   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Prairie City   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Baxter   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Metz   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
  Earlham   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bevington   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Patterson   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Winterset   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Saint Charles   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Webster   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  East Peru   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion
  Swan   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marshall
  Rhodes   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  State Center   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Polk
  Polk City Junction   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Polk City   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Saylorville Reservoir   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Herrold   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Grimes   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Johnston   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Urbandale   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clive   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Alleman   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Saylorville   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ankeny   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Windsor Heights   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  West Des Moines   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Story
  Sheldahl   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Slater   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Kelley   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Huxley   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Midvale   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ontario   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ames   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Zenorsville   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Shipley   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Maxwell   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Iowa Center   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Warren
  Cumming   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Lakewood   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Norwalk   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Prole   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Carlisle   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Martensdale   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Indianola   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ackworth   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sandyville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Webster
  Dayton   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lanyon   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harcourt   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gowrie   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Burnside   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lehigh   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Palm Grove   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Moran ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moran.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Robbins Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Beaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woodward Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Xenia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N State Hospital Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Cassel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Hopkins Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E United Brethren Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Dalander Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Hillsdale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brethren Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lem Small Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peoples Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Minburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hoff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davis Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peoples Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Highview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beebe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Polk City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hull Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW St. Patrick's Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Violet Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mowrer Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Moran ...

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 230 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moran.

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

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>

While we didn't find Moran in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Moran.

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

Woodward   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Moran
 - 1895 population of 328 people (with 1,420 people in 2018)
 - Woodward had a post office and railroad service
 
Granger   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Moran
 - Granger had a post office and railroad service
 
Bouton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Moran
 - Bouton had a post office and railroad service
 
Madrid   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Moran
 - 1895 population of 565 people (with 2,562 people in 2018)
 - Madrid had a post office and railroad service
 
Minburn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Moran
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 343 people in 2018)
 - Minburn had a post office and railroad service
 
Ingersoll - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ingersoll was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Moran
 - Ingersoll had railroad service and no post office
 
Dallas Center   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Moran
 - 1895 population of 445 people (with 1,714 people in 2018)
 - Dallas Center had a post office and railroad service
 
Perry   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Moran
 - 1895 population of 2,880 people (with 7,456 people in 2018)
 - Perry had a post office and railroad service
 
Polk City Junction   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Moran
 - Polk City Junction had railroad service and no post office

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

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //iowaculture.gov/history/

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 Dallas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adair County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Carroll County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Guthrie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jasper County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marshall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Story County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Dallas County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Iowa, for Dallas 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Iowa

About Dallas County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dallas County: www.co.dallas.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Moran) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moran. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8108, Longitude: -93.9077     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moran 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: findagrave.com.

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

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