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Our Genealogy Helper for New Dixon ...

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 New Dixon (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 New Dixon. 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 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.

New Dixon 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 New Dixon. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to New Dixon:

Scott     (The home county for New Dixon)
  Dixon   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Donahue   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  New Liberty   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Maysville   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Walcott   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Long Grove   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Eldridge   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Park View   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Blue Grass   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Davenport   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  McCausland   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bennett   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lowden   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Durant   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lime City   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Tipton   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stanwood   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Buchanan   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cedar Valley   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wheatland   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Grand Mound   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Toronto   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Welton   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  North Welton   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lost Nation   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Elwood   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Delmar   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Folletts   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Low Moor   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Zwingle   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bernard   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cascade   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Buckhorn   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Maquoketa   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Monmouth   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ironhills   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Preston   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Spragueville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Andrew   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Canton   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Crab Town   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Miles   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Van Buren   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oasis   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lone Tree   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Solon   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Iowa City   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  University Heights   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oxford Mills   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Oxford Junction   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Olin   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Onslow   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Center Junction   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Morley   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Amber   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Anamosa   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Martelle   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Langworthy   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Letts   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grandview   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  South Towne Park   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Midway Beach   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Atalissa   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Muscatine   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  West Liberty   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fruitland   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Nichols   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Conesville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carroll (IL)
  Thomson (IL)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ayers (IL)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Savanna (IL)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Henry (IL)
  Green Rock (IL)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cleveland (IL)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Colona (IL)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dayton (IL)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hickory Hills (IL)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Orion (IL)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Osco (IL)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Geneseo (IL)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lynn Center (IL)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ophiem (IL)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Andover (IL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Mercer (IL)
  Preemption (IL)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Eliza (IL)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sherrard (IL)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Matherville (IL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Shale City (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aledo (IL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gilchrist (IL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Joy (IL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Viola (IL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Boston (IL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Windsor (IL)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Windsor (IL)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rock Island (IL)
  Rock Island (IL)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Andalusia (IL)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Moline (IL)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hampton (IL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Milan (IL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cordova (IL)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  East Moline (IL)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Port Byron (IL)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Illinois City (IL)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oak Grove (IL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rapids City (IL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Silvis (IL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Whiteside (IL)
  Albany (IL)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fulton (IL)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Newton Corners (IL)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Erie (IL)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fenton (IL)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near New Dixon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Dixon.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Allens Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mowder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alger Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Emmanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Big Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Round Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Kvindherred Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE O'Toole Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Linn Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kuebler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Dubois Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Allison Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Homigrahusen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Barber Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Inland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E St. Anns Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Walcott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Long Grove Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in New Dixon ...

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 61 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Dixon.

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

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 New Dixon in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New Dixon.

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

Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Dixon
 - Buena Vista had a post office and no railroad service
Big Rock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Dixon
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Big Rock had a post office and railroad service
New Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Dixon
 - New Liberty had a post office and railroad service
Donahue   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Dixon
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 367 people in 2018)
 - Donahue had a post office and railroad service
Calamus   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from New Dixon
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 402 people in 2018)
 - Calamus had a post office and railroad service
Wheatland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Dixon
 - 1895 population of 569 people (with 717 people in 2018)
 - Wheatland had a post office and railroad service
Walcott   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from New Dixon
 - Walcott had railroad service and no post office
Grand Mound   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Dixon
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 596 people in 2018)
 - Grand Mound had a post office and railroad service
Noel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Noel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from New Dixon
 - Noel 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 New Dixon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Dixon 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 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 New Dixon:

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



Dubuque County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Jones County:     Cyndi's



Linn County:     Cyndi's



Louisa County:     Cyndi's



Muscatine County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County (IL):     Cyndi's



Henry County (IL):     Cyndi's



Mercer County (IL):     Cyndi's



Rock Island 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 ...

Communities in Iowa

About Scott County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Dixon. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Dixon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Dixon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7347, Longitude: -90.7713     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Dixon 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 New Dixon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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