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Nearest Communities to Nora Springs, By-County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Nora Springs, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Nora Springs:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the southeast 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 south.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to 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 south contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.



Nora Springs is primarily located in Floyd County. A portion of Nora Springs extends into Cerro Gordo County.

The following 8 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Floyd County: Bremer, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Franklin, Howard, Mitchell & Worth.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 192 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Nora Springs. Of these communities, 174 are located in counties other than Floyd County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Nora Springs (which is Floyd County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Nora Springs. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Bremer CountyHancock CountyWorth County
Butler CountyHardin CountyWright County
Cerro Gordo CountyHoward CountyFreeborn County (MN)
Chickasaw CountyMitchell CountyMower County (MN)
Franklin CountyWinnebago County 


Floyd County     (The county where Nora Springs resides)
 
County Website: www.floydcoia.org/
County Seat for Floyd:   Charles City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Nora Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
Rudd     [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
Rockford     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Carney (Unver)     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Floyd Crossing (Unver)     [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Floyd     [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Aureola     [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Roseville     [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Marble Rock     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Howardville (Unver)     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Oakwood     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Charles City     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Doubleday (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nilesville (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Colwell     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Powersville (Unver)     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Midway (Unver)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Carrville (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
 
 

Bremer County
 
County Website: www.co.bremer.ia.us/
County Seat for Bremer:   Waverly
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bremer County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Plainfield     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Horton (Unver)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Roxie (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Frederika     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Seigel (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Waverly     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bremer     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Waverly Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Butler County
 
County Website: www.butlercoiowa.org/
County Seat for Butler:   Allison
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Greene     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Aredale     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wilmar (Unver)     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Packard (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bristow     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pilot Rock (Unver)     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dumont     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Allison     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Clarksville     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Butler Center (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Kesley     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Coster (Unver)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Shell Rock     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Eleanor (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
New Albion (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Austinville     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Aplington     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Cerro Gordo County
 
County Website: www.co.cerro-gordo.ia.us/
County Seat for Cerro Gordo:   Mason City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cerro Gordo County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Rock Falls     [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Portland     [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
Wheelerwood (Unver)     [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Plymouth Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hanford (Unver)     [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Owen (Unver)     [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Plymouth     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cameron (Unver)     [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mason City Junction     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mason City     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Freeman (Unver)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cartersville (Unver)     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Central Heights (Unver)     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Registry Park (Unver)     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Emery (Unver)     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hurley (Unver)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rockwell     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Burchinal     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dougherty     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Creamery (Unver)     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Clear Lake     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Swaledale     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ventura     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Thornton     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Ventura Heights (Unver)     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Meservey     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
 

Chickasaw County
 
County Website: www.chickasawcoia.org/
County Seat for Chickasaw:   New Hampton
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chickasaw County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Bassett     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Deerfield (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Chickasaw (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Nashua     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ionia     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bradford     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
North Washington     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Alta Vista     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Devon (Unver)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Republic (Unver)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
New Hampton     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dresden (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Jerico (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Williamstown (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bethany Hall (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Boyd (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Nansen (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jacksonville (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Franklin County
 
County Seat for Franklin:   Hampton
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Sheffield     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Chapin     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Hansell     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hampton     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Washington (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Latimer     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Geneva     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Alexander     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Coulter     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Reeve (Unver)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Faulkner (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bradford     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Hancock County
 
County Seat for Hancock:   Garner
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hancock County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Hayfield Junction (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Miller (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Garner     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Klemme     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Goodell     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hawley (Unver)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hayfield (Unver)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Duncan     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Crystal Lake     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Britt     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Hardin County
 
County Seat for Hardin:   Eldora
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Ackley     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Howard County
 
County Seat for Howard:   Cresco
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Riceville     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lowther Station (Hist)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Elma     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Maple Leaf (Unver)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Saratoga (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lourdes (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Davis Corners (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chester     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Mitchell County
 
County Seat for Mitchell:   Osage
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mitchell County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Rock Creek     [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dixie (Unver)     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mitchell     [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Orchard     [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Osage     [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Saint Ansgar     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Carpenter     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
New Haven (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Otranto (Unver)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Stacyville Junction (Unver)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Toeterville     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Brownville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Little Cedar     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mona (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Stacyville     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Meyer     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bailey (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
McIntire     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
 

Winnebago County
 
County Seat for Winnebago:   Forest City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Ratna (Hist)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lake Mills     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Forest City     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Norman (Hist)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Leland     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Scarville     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Vinje (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Worth County
 
County Seat for Worth:   Northwood
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Worth County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Grafton     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Manly     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Glade (Unver)     [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bolan     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kensett     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Meltonville (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hanlontown     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fertile     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Northwood     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Deer Creek (Unver)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Joice     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Somber (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bristol     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Silver Lake     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lansrud (Unver)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
 

Wright County
 
County Website: www.wrightcounty.org/
County Seat for Wright:   Clarion
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wright County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Belmond     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Rowan     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Olaf (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Freeborn County (MN)
 
County Website: www.co.freeborn.mn.us/
County Seat for Freeborn:   Albert Lea (MN)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Freeborn County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
London (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gordonsville (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Myrtle (MN)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Glenville (MN)     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Emmons (MN)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Murtaugh (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Twin Lakes (MN)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hayward (MN)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hollandale Junction (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Oakland (MN)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Petran (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Stoney Creek Estates (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Moscow (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sigsbee (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Twin Grove (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Albert Lea (MN)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
South Hollandale (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Mower County (MN)
 
County Website: www.co.mower.mn.us/
County Seat for Mower:   Austin (MN)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mower County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Lyle (MN)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Johnsburg (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Varco (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Adams (MN)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Rose Creek (MN)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Taopi (MN)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Austin Acres (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Le Roy (MN)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Austin (MN)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mapleview (MN)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Nicolville (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Elkton (MN)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ramsey (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Andyville (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Nora Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nora Springs) 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 Nora Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nora Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nora Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1445, Longitude: -93.0095     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nora Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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