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Our Genealogy Helper for Morrisburgh ...

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

We've added Morrisburgh to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Morrisburgh, 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 Morrisburgh (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 Morrisburgh. 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 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Guthrie County: Adair, Audubon, Carroll, Cass, Dallas, Greene & Madison.

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

  DirDistance
Guthrie     (The home county for Morrisburgh)
  Panora   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]<2>
  Stuart   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Menlo   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Guthrie Center   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Yale   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Casey   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Herndon   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bagley   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Jamaica   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  North Branch   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bayard   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Adair
  Adair   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Stanzel   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Fontanelle   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Orient   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Zion   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bridgewater   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Adams
  Williamson   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Carl   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mount Etna   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Audubon
  Exira   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brayton   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Audubon   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gray   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kimballton   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Boone
  Berkley   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Madrid   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ogden   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Moingona   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Luther   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Boone   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fraser   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Carroll
  Coon Rapids   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dedham   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ralston   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Willey   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Glidden   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Templeton   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cass
  Anita   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wiota   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Massena   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Norway Center   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cumberland   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grove City - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sycamore Village   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Atlantic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Dallas
  Linden   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Redfield   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wiscotta   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Dexter   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Adel   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  DeSoto   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dawson   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dallas Center   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Minburn   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Van Meter   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Perry   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Booneville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Bouton   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Greene
  Cooper   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rippey   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grand Junction   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Scranton   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dana   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Churdan   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Paton   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Madison
  Earlham   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Webster   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Winterset   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Macksburg   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Patterson   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bevington   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  East Peru   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Barney   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saint Charles   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Truro   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Polk
  Clive   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grimes   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Urbandale   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  West Des Moines   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Herrold   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Johnston   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Windsor Heights   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Saylorville Reservoir   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Polk City   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Polk City Junction   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saylorville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Des Moines   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ankeny   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Shelby
  Elk Horn   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Story
  Sheldahl   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Slater   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Union
  Lorimor   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Creston   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cromwell   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Afton   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Warren
  Cumming   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lakewood   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Norwalk   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Martensdale   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Prole   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Morrisburgh ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Morrisburgh.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Morrisburg Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Glendon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S South Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S North Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spillers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE West Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Rosehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Menlo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E East Linn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  E Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Monteith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Monteith Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Dexter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW West Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wiscotta Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Brethren Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Resurrection Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jefferson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Vandevanter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE PLeasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Messenger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Van Order Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valley Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maplewood Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Morrisburgh ...

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 85 newspapers that have been published in the area around Morrisburgh.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Morrisburgh, 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 Morrisburgh.

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.

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

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

Dale   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Morrisburgh
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Dale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linden   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Morrisburgh
 - Linden had a post office and railroad service
 
Glendon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Morrisburgh
 - Glendon had a post office and railroad service
 
Stuart   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Morrisburgh
 - 1895 population of 2,052 people (with 1,726 people in 2018)
 - Stuart had a post office and railroad service
 
Panora   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Morrisburgh
 - 1895 population of 809 people (with 1,071 people in 2018)
 - Panora had a post office and railroad service
 
Redfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Morrisburgh
 - 1895 population of 397 people (with 795 people in 2018)
 - Redfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Monteith   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Morrisburgh
 - Monteith had a post office and railroad service
 
Menlo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Morrisburgh
 - 1895 population of 389 people (with 348 people in 2018)
 - Menlo 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 Morrisburgh. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Morrisburgh in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Morrisburgh:

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 Guthrie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adair County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Adams County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Audubon 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

 
Cass County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dallas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Story County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

About Guthrie County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morrisburgh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6000, Longitude: -94.3180     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morrisburgh have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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