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Our Genealogy Helper for New Era ...

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 Era (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 Era. 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 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.

New Era is located in Muscatine County.

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

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

  DirDistance
Muscatine     (The home county for New Era)
  Midway Beach   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Montpelier   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Muscatine   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  South Towne Park   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fruitland   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Atalissa   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  West Liberty   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Nichols   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Conesville   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Cedar
  Durant   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lime City   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bennett   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Centerdale   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tipton   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cedar Valley   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Downey   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lowden   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Buchanan   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  West Branch   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Clinton
  Calamus   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wheatland   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Grand Mound   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Toronto   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Folletts   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lost Nation   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  North Welton   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Welton   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Shaffton   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Low Moor   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elwood   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Des Moines
  Mediapolis   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sperry   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Yarmouth   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Henry
  Winfield   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mount Union   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Olds   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Johnson
  Lone Tree   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oasis   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hills   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Iowa City   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  University Heights   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Coralville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Solon   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jones
  Oxford Mills   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oxford Junction   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Olin   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Linn
  Lisbon   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Louisa
  Grandview   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Letts   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wapello   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Columbus Junction   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elrick Junction   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Morning Sun   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cotter   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wyman   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Scott
  Buffalo   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Blue Grass   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Walcott   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Maysville   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Davenport   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  New Liberty   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dixon   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Donahue   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Eldridge   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bettendorf   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Long Grove   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Washington
  Riverside   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ainsworth   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Crawfordsville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Henderson (IL)
  Oquawka (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Henry (IL)
  Colona (IL)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Green Rock (IL)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Orion (IL)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cleveland (IL)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dayton (IL)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lynn Center (IL)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ophiem (IL)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Osco (IL)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alpha (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Andover (IL)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hickory Hills (IL)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Woodhull (IL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Knox (IL)
  Rio (IL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Henderson Grove (IL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Mercer (IL)
  Eliza (IL)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Joy (IL)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Aledo (IL)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Preemption (IL)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Matherville (IL)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  New Boston (IL)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Shale City (IL)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gilchrist (IL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sherrard (IL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Viola (IL)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Keithsburg (IL)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Seaton (IL)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Rock Island (IL)
  Illinois City (IL)   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Andalusia (IL)   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Buffalo Prairie (IL)   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Taylor Ridge (IL)   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Reynolds (IL)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Oak Grove (IL)   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rock Island (IL)   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Coyne Center (IL)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Milan (IL)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Moline (IL)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Coal Valley (IL)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  East Moline (IL)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
 
Warren (IL)
  Little York (IL)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Shanghai City (IL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gerlaw (IL)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Monmouth (IL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near New Era ...

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

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Fairport Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nye Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dodge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Krell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Harker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Illinois City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Montpelier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Melpine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Parr Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Blue Grass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Doran Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Buffalo Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Durant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Peter's Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Edgington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Andalusia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kisenmacher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walcott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wildasin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wildsan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Leech Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Klein Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in New Era ...

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 140 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Era.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Era, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Era.

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

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

Pine Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pine Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from New Era
 - Pine Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairport   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Era
 - 1895 population of 198 people
 - Fairport had a post office and railroad service
 
Illinois City (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from New Era
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Illinois City had a post office and railroad service
 
Montpelier   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from New Era
 - Montpelier had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Era
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Pleasant Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buffalo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from New Era
 - 1895 population of 379 people (with 1,279 people in 2018)
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Grass   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Era
 - 1895 population of 78 people (with 1,674 people in 2018)
 - Blue Grass had a post office and railroad service
 
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Era
 - Summit had railroad service and no post office
 
Edgington (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New Era
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Edgington had a post office and no 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 Era. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Era 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 New Era:

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 Muscatine County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cedar County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clinton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Des Moines County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Johnson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jones County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Linn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Louisa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Scott County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henderson County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Knox County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rock Island County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Iowa

About Muscatine County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Muscatine County: www.co.muscatine.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 drawn from Point A (ie- New Era) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Era. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4661, Longitude: -90.8921     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Era 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 New Era, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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