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Our Genealogy Helper for New Liberty ...

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

Scott     (The home county for New Liberty)
  Dixon   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Walcott   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Maysville   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Donahue   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Long Grove   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Blue Grass   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Eldridge   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Park View   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Davenport   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  McCausland   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bettendorf   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Bennett   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Durant   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lowden   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lime City   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tipton   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Stanwood   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Buchanan   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cedar Valley   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Centerdale   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wheatland   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Toronto   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Grand Mound   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lost Nation   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  North Welton   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Welton   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elwood   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Delmar   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Folletts   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Low Moor   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cascade   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Buckhorn   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Monmouth   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Maquoketa   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ironhills   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Canton   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Crab Town   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Andrew   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Preston   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Spragueville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Miles   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Van Buren   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Springbrook   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oasis   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lone Tree   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Solon   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Iowa City   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hills   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  University Heights   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coralville   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  North Liberty   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shueyville   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tiffin   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oxford Junction   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Oxford Mills   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Olin   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Onslow   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Morley   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Center Junction   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Amber   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Martelle   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Anamosa   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stone City   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Langworthy   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bertram   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Viola   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ely   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Squaw Creek Village   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Letts   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grandview   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Columbus Junction   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wapello   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  South Towne Park   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Midway Beach   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Atalissa   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Muscatine   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  West Liberty   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Nichols   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fruitland   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Conesville   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Riverside   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Henry (IL)
  Green Rock (IL)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cleveland (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Colona (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dayton (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hickory Hills (IL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Orion (IL)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lynn Center (IL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ophiem (IL)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Osco (IL)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mercer (IL)
  Eliza (IL)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Preemption (IL)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sherrard (IL)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Matherville (IL)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Joy (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Aledo (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Shale City (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gilchrist (IL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Boston (IL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Viola (IL)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rock Island (IL)
  Andalusia (IL)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rock Island (IL)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Illinois City (IL)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Moline (IL)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Milan (IL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Taylor Ridge (IL)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Buffalo Prairie (IL)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  East Moline (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hampton (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oak Grove (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Coyne Center (IL)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cordova (IL)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Coal Valley (IL)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Whiteside (IL)
  Albany (IL)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fulton (IL)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Newton Corners (IL)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near New Liberty ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Round Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Inland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Big Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Farmington Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Homigrahusen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Moneka Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Allens Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alger Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Eureka Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Center Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sugar Creek Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Durant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE O'Toole Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mowder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Emmanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW York Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ochiltree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whitmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Van Horn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elliott Parr Grave   [Map]     
  ESE Maysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kuebler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Centerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW South Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walcott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Linn Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kvindherred Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dubois Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Virginia Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in New Liberty ...

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 80 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Liberty.

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

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 in 1895, New Liberty had a post office and railroad service. In 2018, New Liberty had a population of 142 people.

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

Big Rock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Liberty
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Big Rock had a post office and railroad service
Dixon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Liberty
 - 1895 population of 244 people (with 250 people in 2018)
 - Dixon had a post office and railroad service
Bennett   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Liberty
 - Bennett had a post office and railroad service
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Liberty
 - Buena Vista had a post office and no railroad service
Durant   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Liberty
 - 1895 population of 505 people (with 1,837 people in 2018)
 - Durant had a post office and railroad service
Stockton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from New Liberty
 - 1895 population of 121 people (with 195 people in 2018)
 - Stockton had a post office and railroad service
Walcott   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New Liberty
 - Walcott had railroad service and no post office
Wheatland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Liberty
 - 1895 population of 569 people (with 717 people in 2018)
 - Wheatland had a post office and railroad service
Calamus   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Liberty
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 402 people in 2018)
 - Calamus 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 Liberty. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Liberty in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Liberty:

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



Washington County:     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for New Liberty ...

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

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 Liberty:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Scott County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Liberty. 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- New Liberty) 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 Liberty. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Liberty

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Liberty. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7160, Longitude: -90.8780     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Liberty 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 Liberty, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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