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Our Genealogy Helper for New Virginia ...

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 Virginia (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 Virginia. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Virginia is located in Warren County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Warren County: Clarke, Dallas, Lucas, Madison, Marion & Polk.

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

Warren     (The home county for New Virginia)
  Saint Marys   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Liberty Center   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Martensdale   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Prole   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Indianola   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Milo   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lacona   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ackworth   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Cumming   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Norwalk   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lakewood   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sandyville   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Stanzel   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Zion   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Orient   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Woodburn   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Murray   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Green Bay - Historic   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Booneville   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Van Meter   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  DeSoto   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Waukee   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Adel   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dexter   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wiscotta   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dallas Center   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Redfield   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Granger   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Weldon   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Van Wert   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Le Roy   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Garden Grove   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Grand River   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Decatur City   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Leon   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Davis City   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lamoni   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stuart   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Vandalia   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Prairie City   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lucas   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Derby   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Chariton   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Russell   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Truro   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Saint Charles   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  East Peru   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bevington   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Patterson   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Barney   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Winterset   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Macksburg   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Webster   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Earlham   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Melcher-Dallas   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pleasantville   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Swan   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Indiana   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Attica   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pershing   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Marysville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Melrose   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Des Moines   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Des Moines   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Windsor Heights   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Runnells   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clive   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Country Estate Village   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Urbandale   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Berwick   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grimes   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Johnston   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saylorville   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Beaconsfield   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ellston   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tingley   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kellerton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Knowlton - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Diagonal   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lorimor   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Thayer   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Afton   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arispe   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Shannon City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Creston   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cromwell   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kent   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Humeston   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Millerton   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Corydon   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Allerton   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Confidence   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clio   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near New Virginia ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Beymer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Fremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jamison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rhoades Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Worthing Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Twyford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hartman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Viney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dillman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Indian Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Charles Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Schaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in New Virginia ...

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 193 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Virginia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Virginia, there are papers which were published within 31 miles [49.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Virginia.

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 Virginia had a population of 90 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, New Virginia had a population of 495 people.

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

Jamison   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from New Virginia
 - Jamison had a post office and railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Virginia
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
Medora   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from New Virginia
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Medora had a post office and no railroad service
Truro   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Virginia
 - Truro had a post office and railroad service
Saint Marys   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from New Virginia
 - 1895 population of 39 people (with 125 people in 2018)
 - Saint Marys had a post office and railroad service
Cool   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Virginia
 - Cool had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Charles   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Virginia
 - 1895 population of 387 people (with 621 people in 2018)
 - Saint Charles had a post office and railroad service
Jay   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New Virginia
 - Jay 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 Virginia. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Virginia 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 helpful 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 Virginia:

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 Warren County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adair County:     Cyndi's



Clarke County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Decatur County:     Cyndi's



Guthrie County:     Cyndi's



Jasper County:     Cyndi's



Lucas County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Ringgold County:     Cyndi's



Union County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

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 Virginia ...

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

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 Virginia:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Warren County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Warren County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Virginia) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Virginia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1816, Longitude: -93.7310     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Virginia 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 Virginia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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