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Our Genealogy Helper for Mount Carmel ...

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 Mount Carmel (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 Mount Carmel. 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.

Name Variations for Mount Carmel ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Mount Carmel.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Carmel: Mt. Carmel

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 hospitals 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.

Mount Carmel is located in Carroll County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Carroll County: Audubon, Calhoun, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Sac & Shelby.

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

  DirDistance
Carroll     (The home county for Mount Carmel)
  Breda   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Lidderdale   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Carroll   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Carroll Community Estates   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Arcadia   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Halbur   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Roselle   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lanesboro   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Glidden   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Willey   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Templeton   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ralston   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Audubon
  Gray   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Audubon   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fiscus   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kimballton   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Exira   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Boone
  Beaver   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Buena Vista
  Newell   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Juniata   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lakeside   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Casino Beach   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Storm Lake   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Calhoun
  Yetter   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lake City   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lytton   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Lohrville   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rockwell City   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jolley   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rinard   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Twin Lakes   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Farnhamville   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Somers   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pomeroy   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Knierim   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Crawford
  Westside   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Vail   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Boyer   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Aspinwall   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Deloit   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kiron   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Denison   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Manilla   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sunset Village   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Schleswig   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Buck Grove   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Arion   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Greene
  Scranton   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Churdan   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Paton   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cooper   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dana   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grand Junction   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rippey   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Guthrie
  Bayard   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bagley   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Herndon   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  North Branch   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jamaica   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Guthrie Center   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Yale   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Ida
  Arthur   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ida Grove   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Galva   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Battle Creek   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Holstein   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pocahontas
  Fonda   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Varina   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Palmer   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Sac
  Auburn   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Grant City   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sac City Junction - Historic   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wall Lake   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lake View   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sac City   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Odebolt   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Early   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Nemaha   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Schaller   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Shelby
  Irwin   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Defiance   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kirkman   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Earling   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Westphalia   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elk Horn   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Harlan   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Webster
  Slifer   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gowrie   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Callender   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lanyon   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Barnum   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Moorland   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harcourt   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Palm Grove   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Mount Carmel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mount Carmel.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW St. Bernards Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Luckow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Immanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Arcadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holy Family Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carroll City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E East Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wheatland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Cottonwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Grant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grant City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Emmanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Lanesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Westside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Augustine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holy Angels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW South Wall Lake Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Mount Carmel ...

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 172 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Carmel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Carmel, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Carmel.

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 Mount Carmel had a population of 72 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Maple River   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mount Carmel
 - 1895 population of 144 people
 - Maple River had a post office and railroad service
 
Kentner   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mount Carmel
 - Kentner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Breda   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount Carmel
 - 1895 population of 256 people (with 475 people in 2018)
 - Breda had a post office and railroad service
 
Carroll   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mount Carmel
 - 1895 population of 2,448 people (with 9,812 people in 2018)
 - Carroll had a post office and railroad service
 
Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mount Carmel
 - 1895 population of 174 people (with 306 people in 2018)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
 
Arcadia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mount Carmel
 - 1895 population of 463 people (with 502 people in 2018)
 - Arcadia had a post office and railroad service
 
Grant City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Mount Carmel
 - 1895 population of 193 people
 - Grant City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carnarvon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mount Carmel
 - Carnarvon 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 Mount Carmel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Carmel in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 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 Mount Carmel:

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 Carroll County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Audubon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buena Vista County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Calhoun County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crawford 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

 
Ida County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sac County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby 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 Carroll County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Iowa, for Carroll 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mount Carmel ...

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

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 Mount Carmel:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Express Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Carroll County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Carroll County: www.co.carroll.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Carmel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Carmel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1525, Longitude: -94.9086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Carmel 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 Mount Carmel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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