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Our Genealogy Helper for Morley ...

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 Morley (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 Morley. 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 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.

Morley 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 Morley. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Morley:

  DirDistance
Jones     (The home county for Morley)
  Olin   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Martelle   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Anamosa   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Amber   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Stone City   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Center Junction   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Langworthy   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Onslow   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oxford Mills   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Benton
  Atkins   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Walford   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Shellsburg   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Norway   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Urbana   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Benton City - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Newhall   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Watkins   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Buchanan
  Quasqueton   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rowley   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Winthrop   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cedar
  Mechanicsville   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Stanwood   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Buchanan   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Tipton   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cedar Valley   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lowden   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  West Branch   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Bennett   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Clinton
  Toronto   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lost Nation   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wheatland   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elwood   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Delmar   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grand Mound   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  North Welton   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Welton   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Delaware
  Hopkinton   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Ryan   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Robinson   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Delhi   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Delaware   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Earlville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oneida   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Masonville   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Greeley   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Holy Cross   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dubuque
  Cascade   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fillmore   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bernard   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Farley   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dyersville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Summit Village Dyersville Park   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Epworth   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Zwingle   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peosta   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bankston   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Vienna   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Iowa
  Amana   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Homestead   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Middle Amana   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  South Amana   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson
  Monmouth   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Canton   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Buckhorn   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Crab Town   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ironhills   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Maquoketa   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Andrew   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  La Motte   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Springbrook   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Johnson
  Solon   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Oasis   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Shueyville   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Swisher   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  North Liberty   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Coralville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Iowa City   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tiffin   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  University Heights   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hills   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Linn
  Lisbon   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Springville   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Viola   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bertram   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Squaw Creek Village   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Marion   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Prairieburg   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Central City   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ely   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Alburnett   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cedar Rapids   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Muscatine
  West Liberty   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Atalissa   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  South Towne Park   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Nichols   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Scott
  New Liberty   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dixon   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Donahue   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Maysville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Walcott   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Long Grove   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington
  Riverside   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Morley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Morley.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Highland Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grafft Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Piper - Kohl Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Merritt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spade Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Pioneer Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Olin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Glenn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Norwich Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boot Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hazel Green Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Andre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Madison Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Midland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilcox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Linn Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Lisbon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. John Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stanwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Amber Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Diamond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Madison Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Edinburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Springville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Isdore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Paralta Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Morley ...

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 77 newspapers that have been published in the area around Morley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Morley, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Morley.

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, Morley had a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Morley had a population of 113 people.

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

Olin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Morley
 - 1895 population of 519 people (with 691 people in 2018)
 - Olin had a post office and railroad service
 
Martelle   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Morley
 - 1895 population of 104 people (with 250 people in 2018)
 - Martelle had a post office and railroad service
 
Mechanicsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Morley
 - 1895 population of 612 people (with 1,133 people in 2018)
 - Mechanicsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairview   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Morley
 - 1895 population of 263 people
 - Fairview had a post office and no railroad service
 
Anamosa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Morley
 - 1895 population of 2,078 people (with 5,507 people in 2018)
 - Anamosa had a post office and railroad service
 
Lisbon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Morley
 - 1895 population of 1,079 people (with 2,247 people in 2018)
 - Lisbon had a post office and railroad service
 
Stanwood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Morley
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 662 people in 2018)
 - Stanwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Hale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Morley
 - Hale had a post office and railroad service
 
Amber   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Morley
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Amber had a post office and railroad service
 
Stone City   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Morley
 - 1895 population of 267 people
 - Stone City had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Morley
 - 1895 population of 1,259 people (with 4,454 people in 2018)
 - Mount Vernon 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 Morley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Morley in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Morley:

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 Jones County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buchanan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cedar County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clinton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Delaware County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dubuque County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iowa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Johnson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Linn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Muscatine County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Scott County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Morley ...

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

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 Morley:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Iowa

About Jones County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jones County: www.co.jones.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Morley) 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 Morley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Morley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0063, Longitude: -91.2463     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morley 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 Morley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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