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New Hampton, Iowa

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Our Genealogy Helper for New Hampton ...

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 Hampton (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 Hampton. 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 northeast 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 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.

New Hampton is located in Chickasaw County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chickasaw County: Bremer, Butler, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell & Winneshiek.

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

Chickasaw     (The home county for New Hampton)
  North Washington   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Ionia   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lawler   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Fredericksburg   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Alta Vista   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bassett   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Nashua   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Postville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Black Hawk
  Finchford   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Edwards - Historic   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dunkerton   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  North Cedar   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cedar City   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cedar Falls   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dewar   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Evansdale   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elk Run Heights   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Raymond   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Frederika   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Tripoli   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sumner   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Plainfield   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Bremer   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Readlyn   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Denver   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Janesville   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fairbank   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hazleton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stanley   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clarksville   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greene   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Shell Rock   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Allison   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bristow   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Hartford   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Aredale   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dumont   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kesley   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cerro Gordo
  Dougherty   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rock Falls   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Alpha   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Waucoma   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Saint Lucas   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hawkeye   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Douglass   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Donnan   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Randalia   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Westgate   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Union   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oran   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Maynard   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Colwell   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Charles City   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Floyd   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Oakwood   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Roseville   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marble Rock   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Aureola   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rudd   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Nora Springs   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elma   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Protivin   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Vernon Springs   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cresco   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Riceville   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lime Springs   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Forest City - Historic   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chester   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Orchard   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  McIntire   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Osage   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Little Cedar   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rock Creek   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Meyer   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mitchell   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stacyville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint Ansgar   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Toeterville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jackson Junction   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fort Atkinson   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Spillville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Festina   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Calmar   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ossian   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kendallville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bluffton   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Decorah   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Castalia   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hesper   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fillmore (MN)
  Etna (MN)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Canton (MN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harmony (MN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ostrander (MN)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mower (MN)
  Le Roy (MN)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Taopi (MN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Adams (MN)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near New Hampton ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW New Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Children of Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Eggleston Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE North East Iowa Garden of Memories   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jacksonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Richland Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE North Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Yankee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Boniface Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Johns German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sargeant Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Patricks Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jerico Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rowley Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cagley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stapleton Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stapleton Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of New Hampton ...

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 178 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Hampton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of New Hampton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of New Hampton and those printed in the larger area surrounding New Hampton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 35 miles [56.3 km] of New Hampton.

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that New Hampton had a population of 1,314 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, New Hampton had a population of 3,394 people.

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

Boyd   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New Hampton
 - Boyd had a post office and railroad service
Devon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Hampton
 - Devon had a post office and railroad service
Williamstown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from New Hampton
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Williamstown had a post office and no railroad service
North Washington   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Hampton
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 138 people in 2018)
 - North Washington had a post office and no railroad service
Ionia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Hampton
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 275 people in 2018)
 - Ionia had a post office and no railroad service
Republic   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Hampton
 - Republic had a post office and no railroad service
Fredericksburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New Hampton
 - 1895 population of 321 people (with 913 people in 2018)
 - Fredericksburg had a post office and railroad service
Lawler   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from New Hampton
 - 1895 population of 464 people (with 419 people in 2018)
 - Lawler had a post office and railroad service
Chickasaw   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from New Hampton
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Chickasaw 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 Hampton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Hampton in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 New Hampton:

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 Chickasaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Allamakee County:     Cyndi's



Black Hawk County:     Cyndi's



Bremer County:     Cyndi's



Buchanan County:     Cyndi's



Butler County:     Cyndi's



Cerro Gordo County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Floyd County:     Cyndi's



Howard County:     Cyndi's



Mitchell County:     Cyndi's



Winneshiek County:     Cyndi's



Fillmore County (MN):     Cyndi's



Mower County (MN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

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

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 New Hampton:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found New Hampton in these Censuses: 2010-1970. See our Census Page for New Hampton for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Iowa

About Chickasaw County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for New Hampton:

The official website for Chickasaw 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Hampton) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Hampton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0572, Longitude: -92.3163     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Hampton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Hampton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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