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Our Genealogy Helper for New London ...

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 London (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 London. 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 London is located in Henry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Henry County: Des Moines, Jefferson, Lee, Louisa, Van Buren & Washington.

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

Henry     (The home county for New London)
  Lowell   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mount Union   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Oakland Mills   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Salem   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Westwood   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Swedesburg   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rome   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Olds   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wayland   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Coppock   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Des Moines
  Danville   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Yarmouth   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Middletown   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Sperry   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mediapolis   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  West Burlington   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Patterson   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Lockridge   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Pleasant Plain   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Libertyville   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Maharishi Vedic City   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Packwood   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Abingdon   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Batavia   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lone Tree   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Richland   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ollie   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Denmark   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Saint Paul   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pilot Grove   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  West Point   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Houghton   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  White Lane - Historic   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sawyer   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mount Hamill   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Russellville - Historic   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wever   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Big Mound   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fort Madison   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Morning Sun   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wyman   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Elrick Junction   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wapello   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Columbus Junction   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cotter   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Grandview   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Letts   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Conesville   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fruitland   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Nichols   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Muscatine   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Van Buren
  Stockport   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Bonaparte   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Birmingham   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Keosauqua   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mount Sterling   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Douds   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Leando   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cantril   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Selma   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Crawfordsville   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ainsworth   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Washington   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rubio   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  West Chester   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Riverside   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hancock (IL)
  Niota (IL)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pontoosuc (IL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dallas City (IL)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Nauvoo (IL)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Colusa (IL)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Adrian (IL)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Burnside (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  La Harpe (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ferris (IL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hamilton (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Carthage (IL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elvaston (IL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Warsaw (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Henderson (IL)
  Gulf Port (IL)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Carman (IL)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gladstone (IL)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Oquawka (IL)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Lomax (IL)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Biggsville (IL)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stronghurst (IL)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Media (IL)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Raritan (IL)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
McDonough (IL)
  Blandinsville (IL)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mercer (IL)
  New Boston (IL)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Keithsburg (IL)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Seaton (IL)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Joy (IL)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Eliza (IL)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Aledo (IL)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rock Island (IL)
  Buffalo Prairie (IL)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Warren (IL)
  Smithshire (IL)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kirkwood (IL)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Little York (IL)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Monmouth (IL)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Roseville (IL)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clark (MO)
  Revere (MO)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wayland (MO)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clark City (MO)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kahoka (MO)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Alexandria (MO)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near New London ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Farlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Ferrel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Beery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Millersburg Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Abbe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jaggar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Renner Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Danville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Siefken Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shinar Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Abraham Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Carnahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pickle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebeneezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Alphonsus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pickard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hunting Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boyleston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Emerson Plot   [Map]     
  S Old Geode Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blakeway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Long Creek Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Prairie Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gallaher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Bentler Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Middletown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Leuins Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Schilb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Welsh Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Home Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sheridan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW East Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Creamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Covenanter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Linn Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Faulkner Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of New London ...

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 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around New London.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of New London. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of New London and those printed in the larger area surrounding New London.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 28 miles [45.1 km] of New London.

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 London had a population of 580 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, New London had a population of 1,846 people.

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

Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New London
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Danville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New London
 - 1895 population of 286 people (with 911 people in 2018)
 - Danville had a post office and railroad service
Pleasant Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New London
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Yarmouth   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New London
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Yarmouth had a post office and railroad service
Mount Pleasant   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New London
 - 1895 population of 3,997 people (with 8,737 people in 2018)
 - Mount Pleasant had a post office and railroad service
Middletown   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New London
 - 1895 population of 131 people (with 338 people in 2018)
 - Middletown had a post office and railroad service
Mount Union   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from New London
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 107 people in 2017)
 - Mount Union had a post office and railroad service
Roscoe   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New London
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Roscoe 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 London. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New London 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 London:

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 Henry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Des Moines County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Keokuk County:     Cyndi's



Lee County:     Cyndi's



Louisa County:     Cyndi's



Muscatine County:     Cyndi's



Van Buren County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Hancock County (IL):     Cyndi's



Henderson County (IL):     Cyndi's



McDonough County (IL):     Cyndi's



Mercer County (IL):     Cyndi's



Rock Island County (IL):     Cyndi's



Warren County (IL):     Cyndi's



Clark County (MO):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

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

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 London:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Iowa Community

About Henry County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henry 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 London) 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 London. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New London

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New London. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9234, Longitude: -91.4007     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New London 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 London, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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