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Nearest Communities to Norman, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<1>

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



Although our information shows that the community of Norman is historic,<2> it would have been located within present day Winnebago County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winnebago County: Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Kossuth, Worth, Faribault (MN) & Freeborn (MN).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 183 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Norman. Of these communities, 173 are located in counties other than Winnebago County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<3> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Norman (which is Winnebago 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 Norman. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Cerro Gordo CountyMitchell CountyFreeborn County (MN)
Floyd CountyWorth CountyMower County (MN)
Hancock CountyBlue Earth County (MN)Steele County (MN)
Kossuth CountyFaribault County (MN)Waseca County (MN)


Winnebago County     (The county where Norman resides)
 
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
Lake Mills     [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Scarville     [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Vinje (Unver)     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ratna (Hist)     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Leland     [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Amund (Unver)     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Thompson     [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Forest City     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rake     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Buffalo Center     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 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
Creamery (Unver)     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Freeman (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Clear Lake     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ventura Heights (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ventura     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Plymouth     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Plymouth Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Registry Park (Unver)     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Central Heights (Unver)     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Emery (Unver)     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wheelerwood (Unver)     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Mason City     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rock Falls     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mason City Junction     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Burchinal     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Portland     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cameron (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hanford (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Swaledale     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hurley (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Owen (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Thornton     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rockwell     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Meservey     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cartersville (Unver)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Floyd County
 
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]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Nora Springs     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Rudd     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 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
Miller (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hawley (Unver)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Crystal Lake     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Hayfield (Unver)     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Hayfield Junction (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Garner     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Woden     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Duncan     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Britt     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Klemme     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hutchins (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Stilson (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Goodell     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Denhart (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Kossuth County
 
County Seat for Kossuth:   Algona
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kossuth County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Stevens (Unver)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
German Valley (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lakota     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Moores Siding (Hist)     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Titonka     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ledyard     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gerled (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wesley     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bancroft     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 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
Carpenter     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Otranto (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mona (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Stacyville Junction (Unver)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dixie (Unver)     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saint Ansgar     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Toeterville     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Mitchell     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rock Creek     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Stacyville     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Osage     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Little Cedar     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meyer     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Orchard     [Map]     SE   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
Lansrud (Unver)     [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bristol     [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Silver Lake     [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Somber (Unver)     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Joice     [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Northwood     [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hanlontown     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fertile     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kensett     [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Deer Creek (Unver)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Glade (Unver)     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bolan     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Manly     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Meltonville (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Grafton     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
 

Blue Earth County (MN)
 
County Website: www.co.blue-earth.mn.us/
County Seat for Blue Earth:   Mankato (MN)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Blue Earth County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Mapleton (MN)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pemberton (MN)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sterling Center (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Faribault County (MN)
 
County Website: www.co.faribault.mn.us/
County Seat for Faribault:   Blue Earth (MN)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faribault County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Walters (MN)     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kiester (MN)     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bricelyn (MN)     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Baroda (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Brush Creek (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wells (MN)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dell (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Frost (MN)     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Marna (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Easton (MN)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Minnesota Lake (MN)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Elmore (MN)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Blue Earth (MN)     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Delavan (MN)     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Riverside Heights (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pilot Grove (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Guckeen (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Winnebago (MN)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Huntley (MN)     [Map]     NW   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
Emmons (MN)     [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
Twin Lakes (MN)     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mansfield (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Conger (MN)     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Armstrong (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Murtaugh (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stoney Creek Estates (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gordonsville (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Alden (MN)     [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Glenville (MN)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Albert Lea (MN)     [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Manchester (MN)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bancroft (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hayward (MN)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Myrtle (MN)     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Petran (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Freeborn (MN)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hollandale Junction (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lerdal (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clarks Grove (MN)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sigsbee (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
London (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hartland (MN)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Twin Grove (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
South Hollandale (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bath (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Hollandale (MN)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Muckland (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Maple Island (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Moscow (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Oakland (MN)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Geneva (MN)     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 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]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Austin Acres (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Varco (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Austin (MN)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Corning (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mapleview (MN)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Andyville (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ramsey (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lansing (MN)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Nicolville (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rose Creek (MN)     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mayville (MN) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Brownsdale (MN)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Johnsburg (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Waltham (MN)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Adams (MN)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Renova (MN) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Steele County (MN)
 
County Website: www.co.steele.mn.us/
County Seat for Steele:   Owatonna (MN)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Steele County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Ellendale (MN)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
River Point (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Summit (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Union (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hope (MN)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lemond (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Blooming Prairie (MN)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Litomysl (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Steele Center (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saco (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bixby (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Meriden (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pratt (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Waseca County (MN)
 
County Website: www.co.waseca.mn.us/
County Seat for Waseca:   Waseca (MN)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waseca County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Matawan (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
New Richland (MN)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Waldorf (MN)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Vista (MN)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Otisco (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Wilton (MN)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Mary (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Alma City (MN)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Waseca (MN)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4930, Longitude: -93.4991     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norman 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 Norman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<3>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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