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Our Genealogy Helper for Newkirk ...

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 Newkirk (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 Newkirk. 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.

Newkirk is located in Sioux County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sioux County: Lyon, O'Brien, Plymouth, Lincoln (SD) & Union (SD).

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

Sioux     (The home county for Newkirk)
  Hospers   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Alton   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Orange City   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Granville   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Boyden   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sioux Center   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Westbrook Village   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hull   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Matlock   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Maurice   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rock Valley   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Ireton   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Lebanon   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Buena Vista
  Linn Grove   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Marcus   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cleghorn   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Meriden   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Larrabee   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cherokee   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Quimby   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Washta   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aurelia   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Everly   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Peterson   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Royal   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rossie   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  George   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Doon   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Alvord   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Little Rock   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rock Rapids   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Inwood   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lester   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Larchwood   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Archer   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Paullina   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sanborn   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Primghar   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Calumet   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Sutherland   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hartley   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Moneta   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ashton   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Melvin   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Cloverdale   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sibley   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Allendorf   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  May City   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ocheyedan   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harris   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Struble   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Oyens   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Remsen   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Craig   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Le Mars   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Brunsville   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Merrill   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Adaville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kingsley   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Akron   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pierson   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Evergreen Village   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Moville   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Nobles (MN)
  Ellsworth (MN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bigelow (MN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Adrian (MN)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rushmore (MN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rock (MN)
  Steen (MN)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kanaranzi (MN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hills (MN)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Magnolia (MN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (SD)
  Hudson (SD)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fairview (SD)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Moe (SD)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Canton (SD)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Perkins (SD)
  Richland (SD)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Union (SD)
  Alcester (SD)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Nora (SD)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Emmet (SD)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Richland (SD)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Beresford (SD)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Newkirk ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Newkirk.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Newkirk Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Hospers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E St. Anthonys Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Floyd Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hospers Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW West Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Middleburg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Nassau Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Boyden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE East Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Newkirk ...

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 256 newspapers that have been published in the area around Newkirk.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Newkirk, there are papers which were published within 43 miles [69.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Newkirk.

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 in 1895, Newkirk had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Hospers   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Newkirk
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 703 people in 2018)
 - Hospers had a post office and railroad service
Alton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Newkirk
 - 1895 population of 708 people (with 1,264 people in 2018)
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
Middleburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Newkirk
 - Middleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Orange City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Newkirk
 - 1895 population of 1,216 people (with 6,107 people in 2018)
 - Orange City had a post office and railroad service
Granville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Newkirk
 - Granville had a post office and railroad service
Boyden   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Newkirk
 - 1895 population of 277 people (with 687 people in 2018)
 - Boyden had a post office and railroad service
Sioux Center   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Newkirk
 - 1895 population of 8 people (with 7,614 people in 2018)
 - Sioux Center had a post office and no railroad service
Carnes   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Newkirk
 - Carnes 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 Newkirk. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Newkirk in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Newkirk:

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 Sioux County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Buena Vista County:     Cyndi's



Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Lyon County:     Cyndi's



O'Brien County:     Cyndi's

Osceola County:     Cyndi's



Plymouth County:     Cyndi's



Woodbury County:     Cyndi's



Nobles County (MN):     Cyndi's



Rock County (MN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (SD):     Cyndi's



Perkins County (SD):     Cyndi's



Union County (SD):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Sioux 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 ...
      South Dakota

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Newkirk ...

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

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 Newkirk:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Iowa

About Sioux County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sioux 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- Newkirk) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newkirk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0700, Longitude: -95.9781     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newkirk 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 Newkirk, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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