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Nearest Communities to Mortimer, By-County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Mortimer, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Mortimer:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community 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.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to 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 checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Mortimer and not the distance if driven.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.



Although our information shows that the community of Mortimer is historic,<2> it would have been located within present day Ringgold County.

The following 5 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ringgold County: Decatur, Taylor, Union, Harrison (MO) & Worth (MO).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 188 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Mortimer. Of these communities, 170 are located in counties other than Ringgold County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<3> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Mortimer (which is Ringgold County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Mortimer. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Adair CountyLucas CountyWarren County
Adams CountyMadison CountyGentry County (MO)
Cass CountyMontgomery CountyHarrison County (MO)
Clarke CountyPage CountyMercer County (MO)
Dallas CountyTaylor CountyNodaway County (MO)
Decatur CountyUnion CountyWorth County (MO)


Ringgold County     (The county where Mortimer resides)
 
County Seat for Ringgold:   Mount Ayr
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ringgold County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Polen (Unver)     [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Knowlton (Hist)     [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Diagonal     [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Tingley     [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ellston     [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Marshall (Hist)     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Benton     [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mount Ayr     [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Beaconsfield     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Delphos     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Maloy     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kellerton     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Redding     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Caledonia (Hist)     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wanamaker (Unver)     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Watterson (Unver)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ringgold (Hist)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lee (Hist)     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
 

Adair County
 
County Seat for Adair:   Greenfield
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adair County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Zion     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Orient     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fisk (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gilead (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hebron     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Greenfield     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Nanito (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Stanzel     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bridgewater     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fontanelle     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lemont (Hist)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Arbor Hill (Unver)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Howe (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Prussia (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rosserdale (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Canby (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Berea (Unver)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Linwood (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Adams County
 
County Website: www.co.adams.ia.us/
County Seat for Adams:   Corning
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adams County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Stringtown     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mercer     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Prescott     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Nevinville (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Icarid (Hist)     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Queen City (Hist)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Williamson     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Corning     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Carl     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Iveyville (Unver)     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Brooks     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Quincy     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mount Etna     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Carbon     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Nodaway     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dickieville (Unver)     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lincoln Center     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Strand     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
 

Cass County
 
County Seat for Cass:   Atlantic
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cass County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Dewey (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Massena     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Cumberland     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Clarke County
 
County Website: www.clarkecountyia.org/
County Seat for Clarke:   Osceola
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Hopeville (Unver)     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Murray     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lacelle (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Leslie (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Green Bay (Hist)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Groveland (Hist)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Osceola     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jamison (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Smyrna (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Woodburn     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ottawa (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Liberty     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Dallas County
 
County Website: www.co.dallas.ia.us/
County Seat for Dallas:   Adel
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Caldwell Siding (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Decatur County
 
County Seat for Decatur:   Leon
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Grand River     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Tuskeego (Unver)     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Kingston (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Barrell (Unver)     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Decatur City     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Van Wert     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lamoni     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Terre Haute (Unver)     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Togo (Hist)     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Weldon     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Leon     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Davis City     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Blockly (Unver)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
New Buda (Unver)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pleasanton     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Garden Grove     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Le Roy     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
High Point (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Woodland     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Brucewell (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Lucas County
 
County Seat for Lucas:   Chariton
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lucas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Last Chance (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Madison County
 
County Website: www.madisoncoia.us/
County Seat for Madison:   Winterset
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Macksburg     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Barney     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
McPherson (Unver)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Harrison (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ord (Unver)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Webster     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
East Peru     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Old Peru (Unver)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Buffalo (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Truro     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pitzer (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Winterset     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hanley (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tileville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Charles     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Patterson     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Montgomery County
 
County Seat for Montgomery:   Red Oak
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Villisca     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Clarinda Junction (Hist)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sciola (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tenville     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Morton Mills (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Grant     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wallin (Unver)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Page County
 
County Seat for Page:   Clarinda
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Page County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Dayton (Hist)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hawleyville (Unver)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hepburn     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Clarinda     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Shambaugh     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bethesda (Unver)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Taylor County
 
County Seat for Taylor:   Bedford
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Clearfield     [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lenox     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Merle Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sharpsburg     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Conway     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Blockton     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Platteville (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bushville (Unver)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Holt (Unver)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gravity     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Athelstan     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bedford     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ladoga (Unver)     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Guss (Unver)     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Henshaw (Unver)     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
New Market     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Siam     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
 

Union County
 
County Seat for Union:   Creston
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Shannon City     [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Arispe     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kent     [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Afton     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Shepard (Hist)     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Creston     [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
East Creston (Unver)     [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Afton Junction (Hist)     [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cromwell     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Talmage (Unver)     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Thayer     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Monette (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Spaulding (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lorimor     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
 

Warren County
 
County Website: www.co.warren.ia.us/
County Seat for Warren:   Indianola
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
New Virginia     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
South River Crossing (Hist)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Gentry County (MO)
 
County Seat for Gentry:   Albany (MO)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Missouri       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Gentry County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
 
  DirectionDistance
Siloam Springs (MO)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Ellenorah (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Enyart (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lone Star (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gentry (MO)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pinhook (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Harrison County (MO)
 
County Seat for Harrison:   Bethany (MO)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Missouri       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Harrison County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
 
  DirectionDistance
Hatfield (MO)     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pawnee (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Andover (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Washington Center (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Eagleville (MO)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Blythedale (MO)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Akron (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Brooklyn (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Martinsville (MO)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ridgeway (MO)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Mercer County (MO)
 
County Seat for Mercer:   Princeton (MO)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Missouri       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mercer County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
 
  DirectionDistance
Burrows (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saline (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Nodaway County (MO)
 
County Seat for Nodaway:   Maryville (MO)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Missouri       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Nodaway County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
 
  DirectionDistance
Allison (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Gaynor (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hopkins (MO)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Parnell (MO)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Orrsburg (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pickering (MO)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Worth County (MO)
 
County Seat for Worth:   Grant City (MO)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Missouri       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Worth County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
 
  DirectionDistance
Irena (MO)     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Adams (MO) (Hist)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Isadora (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Allendale (MO)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Grant City (MO)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Mount Waller (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sheridan (MO)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Prohibition City (MO)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Denver (MO)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Worth (MO)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Oxford (MO)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mortimer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8844, Longitude: -94.3197     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mortimer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Mortimer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<3>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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