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Our Genealogy Helper for North Welton ...

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 North Welton (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 North Welton. 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.

Name Variations for North Welton ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with North Welton.

  • Typical abbreviation for North Welton: N. Welton

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.

North Welton is located in Clinton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clinton County: Cedar, Jackson, Jones, Scott, Carroll (IL), Rock Island (IL) & Whiteside (IL).

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

Clinton     (The home county for North Welton)
  Welton   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Delmar   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Grand Mound   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Elwood   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Goose Lake   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lost Nation   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Elvira   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Tenmile   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Toronto   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lowden   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bennett   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Durant   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stanwood   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tipton   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lime City   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mechanicsville   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Buchanan   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cedar Valley   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Zwingle   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bernard   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fillmore   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cascade   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Peosta   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rockdale   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Centralia   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dubuque   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Epworth   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Maquoketa   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Buckhorn   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Preston   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Spragueville   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Andrew   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Van Buren   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Miles   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Springbrook   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Ironhills   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Monmouth   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Crab Town   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oxford Junction   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Oxford Mills   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Onslow   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Center Junction   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Olin   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Amber   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Morley   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Langworthy   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Anamosa   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  South Towne Park   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Midway Beach   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Atalissa   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McCausland   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Donahue   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Long Grove   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Park View   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dixon   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Eldridge   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Maysville   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  New Liberty   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Walcott   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bettendorf   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Carroll (IL)
  Ayers (IL)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Thomson (IL)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arnold (IL)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Marcus (IL)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Savanna (IL)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Blackhawk (IL)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Argo Fay (IL)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wacker (IL)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Center Hill (IL)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ideal (IL)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fair Haven (IL)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mount Carroll (IL)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Henry (IL)
  Cleveland (IL)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dayton (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Green Rock (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Colona (IL)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hickory Hills (IL)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Geneseo (IL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Orion (IL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
  Hanover (IL)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Aiken (IL)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Elizabeth (IL)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bremen (IL)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Galena (IL)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Menominee (IL)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  East Dubuque (IL)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rock Island (IL)
  Cordova (IL)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Port Byron (IL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hampton (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rapids City (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Moline (IL)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  East Moline (IL)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rock Island (IL)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Carbon Cliff (IL)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Silvis (IL)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Barstow (IL)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hillsdale (IL)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Coal Valley (IL)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Whiteside (IL)
  Albany (IL)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fulton (IL)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Newton Corners (IL)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Erie (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fenton (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Morrison (IL)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lyndon (IL)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Prophetstown (IL)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near North Welton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of North Welton.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Oak View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Welton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Walrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Immaculate Conception Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Columbkille Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clinton County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clinton County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rossiter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Assumption Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Barber Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dubois Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kvindherred Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Allison Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Glahn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gohlmann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Haylock Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rathbun Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Kuebler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Fairfield Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Richardson Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Estate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Estate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Goddard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Busch Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in North Welton ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around North Welton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of North Welton, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for North Welton.

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>

While we didn't find North Welton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of North Welton.

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

Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from North Welton
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 487 people in 2018)
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Grand Mound   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from North Welton
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 596 people in 2018)
 - Grand Mound had a post office and railroad service
De Witt   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from North Welton
 - 1895 population of 1,359 people (with 5,169 people in 2018)
 - De Witt had a post office and railroad service
Charlotte   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from North Welton
 - 1895 population of 231 people (with 363 people in 2018)
 - Charlotte had a post office and railroad service
Riggs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from North Welton
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Riggs had a post office and railroad service
Elwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from North Welton
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - Elwood had a post office and railroad service
Browns   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from North Welton
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Browns had a post office and railroad service
Calamus   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from North Welton
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 402 people in 2018)
 - Calamus 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 North Welton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring North Welton in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 North Welton:

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 Clinton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cedar County:     Cyndi's



Dubuque County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Jones County:     Cyndi's



Linn County:     Cyndi's



Muscatine County:     Cyndi's



Scott County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County (IL):     Cyndi's



Henry County (IL):     Cyndi's



Jo Daviess County (IL):     Cyndi's



Rock Island County (IL):     Cyndi's



Whiteside County (IL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Clinton 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Iowa

About Clinton County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clinton 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- North Welton) 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 North Welton. 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 North Welton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Welton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9135, Longitude: -90.6026     [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 North Welton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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