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Our Genealogy Helper for Mount Hamill ...

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 Hamill (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 Hamill. 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 Hamill ...

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 Hamill.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Hamill: Mt. Hamill

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 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 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.

Mount Hamill is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Des Moines, Henry, Van Buren, Hancock (IL), Henderson (IL) & Clark (MO).

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

Lee     (The home county for Mount Hamill)
  Houghton   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  White Lane - Historic   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Russellville - Historic   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Pilot Grove   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Big Mound   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Saint Paul   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Primrose   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Donnellson   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  West Point   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Sawyer   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Jeffersonville - Historic   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Floris   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Des Moines
  Danville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Middletown   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  West Burlington   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Patterson   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Yarmouth   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sperry   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mediapolis   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Salem   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Oakland Mills   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Westwood   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Rome   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  New London   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Swedesburg   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mount Union   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Olds   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wayland   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lockridge   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Libertyville   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Maharishi Vedic City   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pleasant Plain   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Batavia   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Abingdon   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Packwood   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Linby   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pekin   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Richland   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ollie   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Morning Sun   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wyman   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Elrick Junction   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wapello   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Columbus Junction   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cotter   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Van Buren
  Farmington   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bonaparte   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Stockport   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Keosauqua   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Birmingham   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mount Sterling   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cantril   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Douds   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Leando   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Selma   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Eldon   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Agency   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Competine   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cliffland   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Crawfordsville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rubio   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ainsworth   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Washington   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hancock (IL)
  Nauvoo (IL)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Niota (IL)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pontoosuc (IL)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dallas City (IL)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Colusa (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Adrian (IL)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hamilton (IL)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Warsaw (IL)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ferris (IL)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Burnside (IL)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Elvaston (IL)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Carthage (IL)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  La Harpe (IL)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Henderson (IL)
  Gulf Port (IL)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Carman (IL)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lomax (IL)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gladstone (IL)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oquawka (IL)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stronghurst (IL)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Biggsville (IL)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Media (IL)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clark (MO)
  Revere (MO)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Clark City (MO)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Kahoka (MO)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Wayland (MO)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Luray (MO)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Alexandria (MO)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wyaconda (MO)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Neeper (MO)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint Patrick (MO)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Knox (MO)
  Rutledge (MO)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lewis (MO)
  Williamstown (MO)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Scotland (MO)
  Granger (MO)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Arbela (MO)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gorin (MO)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  South Gorin (MO)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Memphis (MO)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Mount Hamill ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clay Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kennedy Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sax Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cottonwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Beeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bonnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Pilot Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Primrose Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCulloch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bayles Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S McKeehan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hoover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blacksmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Goldsmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE East Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N South Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wallingford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Snyder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Acklan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S J A Davis Grounds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N East Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hillsboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Farnum Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Reed's Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Frost Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reid Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Donnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Emerson Plot   [Map]     
  NE Boyleston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hunting Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Farmington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Alfrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW H Banla Grounds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Graner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whorton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pickle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carnahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stone - Tree Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bonaparte Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Green Glade Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Everhardt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Van Hyning Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pitman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bentler Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Abbe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pickard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Creek Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Mount Hamill ...

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 76 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Hamill.

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

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, Mount Hamill had a post office and no railroad service.

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

La Crew   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Mount Hamill
 - La Crew had a post office and railroad service
Houghton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Mount Hamill
 - Houghton had a post office and railroad service
Pilot Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Mount Hamill
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Pilot Grove had a post office and railroad service
Big Mound   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Mount Hamill
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Big Mound had a post office and no railroad service
Primrose   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mount Hamill
 - 1895 population of 165 people
 - Primrose had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Paul   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mount Hamill
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 125 people in 2018)
 - Saint Paul had a post office and railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Mount Hamill
 - 1895 population of 551 people (with 381 people in 2018)
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Donnellson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mount Hamill
 - 1895 population of 94 people (with 857 people in 2018)
 - Donnellson 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 Hamill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Hamill 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 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 Hamill:

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis County:     Cyndi's



Des Moines County:     Cyndi's



Henry County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Keokuk County:     Cyndi's



Louisa County:     Cyndi's



Van Buren County:     Cyndi's



Wapello County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Hancock County (IL):     Cyndi's



Henderson County (IL):     Cyndi's



Clark County (MO):     Cyndi's



Knox County (MO):     Cyndi's



Lewis County (MO):     Cyndi's



Scotland County (MO):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Lee County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Iowa, for Lee 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mount Hamill ...

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

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 Hamill:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Iowa

About Lee County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lee County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Hamill) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mount Hamill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount Hamill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Hamill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7512, Longitude: -91.6121     [Map].

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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:

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

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