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Nearest Communities to Mount Ayr, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the southeast 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 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 and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

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



Mount Ayr is located in Ringgold County and is the County Seat.

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 191 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Mount Ayr. Of these communities, 173 are located in counties other than Ringgold County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Mount Ayr (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 Mount Ayr. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Adair CountyMadison CountyGentry County (MO)
Adams CountyPage CountyHarrison County (MO)
Clarke CountyTaylor CountyMercer County (MO)
Decatur CountyUnion CountyNodaway County (MO)
Lucas CountyWayne CountyWorth County (MO)


Ringgold County     (The county where Mount Ayr 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
Marshall (Hist)     [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Delphos     [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Benton     [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Watterson (Unver)     [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Caledonia (Hist)     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Diagonal     [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wanamaker (Unver)     [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kellerton     [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tingley     [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Knowlton (Hist)     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ringgold (Hist)     [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Maloy     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lee (Hist)     [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Redding     [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Beaconsfield     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ellston     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mortimer (Hist)     [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Polen (Unver)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 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   33 miles [53.1 km]
Orient     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fisk (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gilead (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hebron     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 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   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mercer     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Prescott     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Icarid (Hist)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Iveyville (Unver)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Queen City (Hist)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Corning     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Nevinville (Unver)     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Brooks     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Williamson     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Carl     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Quincy     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nodaway     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Carbon     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mount Etna     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dickieville (Unver)     [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]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lacelle (Unver)     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Green Bay (Hist)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Leslie (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Murray     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Groveland (Hist)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Osceola     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Smyrna (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Jamison (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Woodburn     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ottawa (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 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
Tuskeego (Unver)     [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Grand River     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lamoni     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Barrell (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Terre Haute (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Togo (Hist)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Decatur City     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Davis City     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kingston (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
New Buda (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Blockly (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Leon     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Van Wert     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pleasanton     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Weldon     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Brucewell (Unver)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Garden Grove     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
High Point (Unver)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Morgan (Unver)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Woodland     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Le Roy     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 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]     NE   39 miles [62.8 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
Barney     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Macksburg     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
McPherson (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ord (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
East Peru     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harrison (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Old Peru (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Truro     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 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   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hawleyville (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 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]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Blockton     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Platteville (Unver)     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Athelstan     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Merle Junction (Unver)     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lenox     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Conway     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sharpsburg     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bedford     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gravity     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bushville (Unver)     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Holt (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ladoga (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Guss (Unver)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
New Market     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Siam     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Henshaw (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 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]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Arispe     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shepard (Hist)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kent     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Afton Junction (Hist)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Afton     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Talmage (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Thayer     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Creston     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
East Creston (Unver)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cromwell     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Monette (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lorimor     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Spaulding (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
 

Wayne County
 
County Seat for Wayne:   Corydon
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Big Spring (Hist)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lineville     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Humeston     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saxon (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 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   23 miles [37 km]
Lone Star (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ellenorah (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gentry (MO)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pinhook (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Enyart (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Albany (MO)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Voyage (MO) (Hist)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Alanthus Grove (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Albany Junction (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Carmack (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Effingham (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Evona (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Darlington (MO)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
McCurry (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mount Pleasant (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Whitten (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stanberry (MO)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gentryville (MO)     [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   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pawnee (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Washington Center (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Andover (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Eagleville (MO)     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Blythedale (MO)     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Brooklyn (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Akron (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Martinsville (MO)     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ridgeway (MO)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cainsville (MO)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
New Hampton (MO)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Gardner (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bethany (MO)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mitchellville (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mount Moriah (MO)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Matkins (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wildwood (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bridgeport (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pleasant Ridge (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Blue Ridge (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bolton (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 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   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saline (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Adel (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wataga (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Dinsmore (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Goshen (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
South Lineville (MO)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Alvord (MO) (Hist)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mercer (MO)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Modena (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Princeton (MO)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 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   27 miles [43.5 km]
Parnell (MO)     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gaynor (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Orrsburg (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hopkins (MO)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ravenwood (MO)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pickering (MO)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Clyde (MO)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Conception Junction (MO)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bedison (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Conception (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
Adams (MO) (Hist)     [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Irena (MO)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Allendale (MO)     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Grant City (MO)     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Mount Waller (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Isadora (MO) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Prohibition City (MO)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Denver (MO)     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Sheridan (MO)     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Worth (MO)     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Oxford (MO)     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Mount Ayr. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Ayr) 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 Mount Ayr. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount Ayr

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Ayr. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7142, Longitude: -94.2380     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Ayr have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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