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Our Genealogy Helper for Nevinville ...

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 Nevinville (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 Nevinville. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Nevinville is located in Adams County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Adams County: Adair, Cass, Montgomery, Page, Ringgold, Taylor & Union.

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

  DirDistance
Adams     (The home county for Nevinville)
  Williamson   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Carl   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Prescott   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Stringtown   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mount Etna   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Queen City - Historic   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mercer   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Corning   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Quincy   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Lincoln Center   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brooks   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Adair
  Orient   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Fontanelle   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Zion   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bridgewater   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Stanzel   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Adair   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Audubon
  Brayton   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Exira   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cass
  Massena   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cumberland   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Norway Center   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Anita   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wiota   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grove City - Historic   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Atlantic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sycamore Village   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lewis   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Griswold   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Marne   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Clarke
  Murray   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Dallas
  Dexter   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wiscotta   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Redfield   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Linden   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  DeSoto   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Van Meter   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Adel   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Decatur
  Grand River   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Guthrie
  Casey   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Menlo   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stuart   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Guthrie Center   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  North Branch   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Panora   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Madison
  Macksburg   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Webster   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Barney   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Winterset   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  East Peru   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Earlham   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Truro   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Patterson   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint Charles   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bevington   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Montgomery
  Grant   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tenville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Villisca   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elliott   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Red Oak   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Page
  Hepburn   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clarinda   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ringgold
  Knowlton - Historic   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Diagonal   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tingley   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ellston   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Benton   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mount Ayr   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Maloy   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beaconsfield   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Delphos   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Redding   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kellerton   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Taylor
  Lenox   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Clearfield   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Sharpsburg   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Conway   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gravity   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bedford   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Market   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Blockton   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Athelstan   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Union
  Cromwell   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Creston   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Kent   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Afton   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Arispe   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Shannon City   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lorimor   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Thayer   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Warren
  New Virginia   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Nevinville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nevinville.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bohemian National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Spaulding Center Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Penn Ave. Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Cutler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Prairie Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Orient Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Avondale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Campbell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Carl Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Summit Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Prescott Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Old Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Lytles Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Witt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Garner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Fontanelle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Graceland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Hill of Zion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Greenfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Nevinville ...

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 95 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nevinville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nevinville, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nevinville.

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 Nevinville had a population of 141 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Fisk   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nevinville
 - Fisk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orient   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Nevinville
 - 1895 population of 130 people (with 372 people in 2018)
 - Orient had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Nevinville
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Cromwell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nevinville
 - 1895 population of 196 people (with 107 people in 2018)
 - Cromwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Carl   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nevinville
 - 1895 population of 132 people
 - Carl had a post office and no railroad service
 
Creston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nevinville
 - 1895 population of 7,200 people (with 7,788 people in 2018)
 - Creston had a post office and railroad service
 
Prescott   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Nevinville
 - 1895 population of 259 people (with 238 people in 2018)
 - Prescott had a post office and railroad service
 
Fontanelle   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nevinville
 - 1895 population of 830 people (with 607 people in 2018)
 - Fontanelle had a post office and railroad service
 
East Creston   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nevinville
 - East Creston had railroad service and no post office
 
Greenfield   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Nevinville
 - 1895 population of 1,048 people (with 1,811 people in 2018)
 - Greenfield 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 Nevinville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nevinville in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Nevinville:

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 Adams County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adair County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Audubon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cass County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clarke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dallas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Decatur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Guthrie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Page County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ringgold County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Adams County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Iowa

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 ...
      Missouri

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Nevinville ...

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

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 Nevinville:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Iowa

About Adams County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nevinville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nevinville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1472, Longitude: -94.5008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nevinville 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 Nevinville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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