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Our Genealogy Helper for Newburg ...

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 Newburg (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 Newburg. 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 and hospitals 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.

Newburg is primarily located in Jasper County. A portion of Newburg extends into Poweshiek County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jasper County: Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story & Tama.

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

Jasper     (The home county for Newburg)
  Oakland Acres   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Kellogg   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Newton   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lynnville   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sully   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Killduff   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lambs Grove   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Galesburg   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Baxter   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Reasnor   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Metz   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Goddard   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ira   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Belle Plaine   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Irving   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Luzerne   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blairstown   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Van Horne   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Garrison   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Watkins   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Black Hawk
  Blessing   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Voorhies   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Beaman   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Conrad   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Reinbeck   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Morrison   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grundy Center   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Holland   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Whitten   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Union   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gifford   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Providence   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eldora   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Victor   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ladora   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Millersburg   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marengo   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Conroy   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Williamsburg   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Thornburg   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  What Cheer   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Keswick   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Webster   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Taintor   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  New Sharon   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Peoria   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Barnes City   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Union Mills   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lacey   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Indianapolis   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fishville   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Olivet   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Evans   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oskaloosa   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Beacon   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Otley   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pella   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Swan   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tracy   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pershing   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pleasantville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gilman   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Laurel   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ferguson   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Le Grand   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Haverhill   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Marshalltown   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Melbourne   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  LaMoille   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rhodes   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Albion   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  State Center   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clemons   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mitchellville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Runnells   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bondurant   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elkhart   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Grinnell   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sheridan   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Malcom   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Searsboro   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Montezuma   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hartwick   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Guernsey   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Deep River   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Collins   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Colo   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Maxwell   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Iowa Center   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Zearing   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fernald   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nevada   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McCallsburg   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Shipley   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Montour   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tama   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Toledo   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gladstone   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Garwin   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Vining   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Gladbrook   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clutier   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Elberon   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Traer   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Buckingham   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Newburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Newburg.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chester Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chester Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Prairie View Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Hazelwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Korns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Mormon Grave   [Map]     
  S West Westfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Westfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Strand Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N St. Joseph's German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rushville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Our Silent City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sheridan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Old German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Trinity Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stavanger Cemetery   [Map]     
  W German Society Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Newburg ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Newburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Newburg, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Newburg.

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 Newburg had a population of 46 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Gilman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Newburg
 - 1895 population of 473 people (with 493 people in 2018)
 - Gilman had a post office and railroad service
Grinnell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Newburg
 - 1895 population of 3,332 people (with 9,320 people in 2018)
 - Grinnell had a post office and railroad service
Pickering   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Newburg
 - Pickering had railroad service and no post office
Dunbar   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Newburg
 - Dunbar had a post office and railroad service
Laurel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Newburg
 - Laurel had a post office and railroad service
Kellogg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Newburg
 - 1895 population of 700 people (with 592 people in 2018)
 - Kellogg had a post office and railroad service
Sheridan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Newburg
 - Sheridan had a post office and no railroad service
Ferguson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Newburg
 - Ferguson had a post office and railroad service
Dillon   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Newburg
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Dillon 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 Newburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Newburg 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 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 - 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 Newburg:

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 Jasper County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's



Black Hawk County:     Cyndi's



Grundy County:     Cyndi's



Hardin County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Keokuk County:     Cyndi's



Mahaska County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Poweshiek County:     Cyndi's



Story County:     Cyndi's



Tama County:     Cyndi's



Warren County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Newburg ...

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

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 Newburg:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Jasper County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Newburg) 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 Newburg. 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 Newburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8187, Longitude: -92.7751     [Map].

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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 Newburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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