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Our Genealogy Helper for Nahant ...

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 Nahant (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 Nahant. 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 southeast 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 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.

Nahant is located in Scott County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Scott County: Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine & Rock Island (IL).

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

Scott     (The home county for Nahant)
  Davenport   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Blue Grass   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bettendorf   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Eldridge   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Panorama Park   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Maysville   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Walcott   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Donahue   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Long Grove   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Durant   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bennett   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lime City   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lowden   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tipton   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cedar Valley   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Buchanan   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Centerdale   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Downey   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stanwood   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Grand Mound   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Folletts   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shaffton   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wheatland   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Low Moor   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Camanche   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  North Welton   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Welton   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elvira   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Toronto   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Maquoketa   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Buckhorn   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Preston   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lone Tree   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oxford Junction   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oxford Mills   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Grandview   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Letts   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wapello   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elrick Junction   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Columbus Junction   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Midway Beach   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  South Towne Park   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Muscatine   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Atalissa   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fruitland   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  West Liberty   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Nichols   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Conesville   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Henry (IL)
  Colona (IL)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Green Rock (IL)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cleveland (IL)   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dayton (IL)   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Orion (IL)   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hickory Hills (IL)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lynn Center (IL)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ophiem (IL)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Osco (IL)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Andover (IL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Alpha (IL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Geneseo (IL)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cambridge (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Knox (IL)
  Rio (IL)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Henderson Grove (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Altona (IL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Henderson (IL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oneida (IL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wataga (IL)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Galesburg (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Mercer (IL)
  Preemption (IL)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sherrard (IL)   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Matherville (IL)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Shale City (IL)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Gilchrist (IL)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Viola (IL)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Aledo (IL)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Eliza (IL)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  New Windsor (IL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Windsor (IL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Joy (IL)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Burgess (IL)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Seaton (IL)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rock Island (IL)
  Rock Island (IL)   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Milan (IL)   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Andalusia (IL)   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Moline (IL)   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Oak Grove (IL)   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Taylor Ridge (IL)   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Coyne Center (IL)   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Coal Valley (IL)   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  East Moline (IL)   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Reynolds (IL)   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Silvis (IL)   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Carbon Cliff (IL)   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hampton (IL)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Warren (IL)
  Shanghai City (IL)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Little York (IL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gerlaw (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Monmouth (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Whiteside (IL)
  Albany (IL)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Erie (IL)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Newton Corners (IL)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fenton (IL)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fulton (IL)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Prophetstown (IL)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lyndon (IL)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Nahant ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nahant.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Tri-City Jewish Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Fairmont Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Friday Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Chippiannock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holy Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW St. Peter's Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Hebrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Andalusia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E William Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock Island Confederate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Kisenmacher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Chapel Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Post Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock Island National Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakdale Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davenport Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blue Grass Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Rock River View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Montpelier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coal Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rose Lawn Memorial Estates Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walcott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Edgington Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oakleaf Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Rock Island County Fome Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fenno Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Nahant ...

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 Nahant.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nahant, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nahant.

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>

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

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

Rock Island (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Nahant
 - 1895 population of 13,634 people (with 37,678 people in 2018)
 - Rock Island had a post office and railroad service
Jamestown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Nahant
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
Andalusia (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Nahant
 - 1895 population of 281 people (with 1,167 people in 2018)
 - Andalusia had a post office and no railroad service
Milan (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nahant
 - 1895 population of 692 people (with 5,031 people in 2018)
 - Milan had a post office and railroad service
Davenport   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nahant
 - 1895 population of 26,872 people (with 102,085 people in 2018)
 - Davenport had a post office and railroad service
Buffalo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nahant
 - 1895 population of 379 people (with 1,279 people in 2018)
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
Moline (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Nahant
 - 1895 population of 12,000 people (with 41,902 people in 2018)
 - Moline had a post office and railroad service
Blue Grass   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Nahant
 - 1895 population of 78 people (with 1,674 people in 2018)
 - Blue Grass had a post office and railroad service
Taylor Ridge (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nahant
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Taylor Ridge 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 Nahant. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nahant 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 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 Nahant:

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 Scott County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cedar County:     Cyndi's



Clinton County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Jones County:     Cyndi's



Louisa County:     Cyndi's



Muscatine County:     Cyndi's



Henry County (IL):     Cyndi's



Knox County (IL):     Cyndi's



Mercer County (IL):     Cyndi's



Rock Island County (IL):     Cyndi's



Warren County (IL):     Cyndi's



Whiteside County (IL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Scott County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Scott County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nahant. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4875, Longitude: -90.6379     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nahant 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:

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

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