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Nearest Communities to Northwood, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Keep in mind 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.



Northwood is located in Worth County and is the County Seat.

The following 5 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Worth County: Cerro Gordo, Mitchell, Winnebago, Freeborn (MN) & Mower (MN).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 186 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Northwood. Of these communities, 172 are located in counties other than Worth 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 Northwood (which is Worth 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 Northwood. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Cerro Gordo CountyKossuth CountyFreeborn County (MN)
Floyd CountyMitchell CountyMower County (MN)
Franklin CountyWinnebago CountySteele County (MN)
Hancock CountyDodge County (MN)Waseca County (MN)
Howard CountyFaribault County (MN) 


Worth County     (The county where Northwood resides)
 
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
Deer Creek (Unver)     [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Kensett     [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bolan     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Glade (Unver)     [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Silver Lake     [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Meltonville (Unver)     [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Somber (Unver)     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Manly     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grafton     [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bristol     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lansrud (Unver)     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hanlontown     [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Joice     [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fertile     [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 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
Plymouth     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Freeman (Unver)     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Plymouth Junction (Unver)     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wheelerwood (Unver)     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Creamery (Unver)     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rock Falls     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mason City     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Registry Park (Unver)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Central Heights (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Emery (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Clear Lake     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mason City Junction     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Portland     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cameron (Unver)     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hanford (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ventura Heights (Unver)     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ventura     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Burchinal     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Owen (Unver)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hurley (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cartersville (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rockwell     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Swaledale     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Thornton     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dougherty     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Meservey     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 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   23 miles [37 km]
Nora Springs     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Rudd     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Howardville (Unver)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Rockford     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Floyd     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Floyd Crossing (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Carney (Unver)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Nilesville (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Roseville     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Aureola     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Charles City     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Colwell     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marble Rock     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Oakwood     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Doubleday (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 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]     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
Miller (Unver)     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hawley (Unver)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hayfield Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Garner     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hayfield (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Crystal Lake     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Duncan     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Klemme     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Britt     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Woden     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 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]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lowther Station (Hist)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saratoga (Unver)     [Map]     E   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   39 miles [62.8 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   10 miles [16.1 km]
Otranto (Unver)     [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mona (Unver)     [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Stacyville Junction (Unver)     [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Saint Ansgar     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Toeterville     [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dixie (Unver)     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mitchell     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rock Creek     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Stacyville     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Osage     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Little Cedar     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Meyer     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Orchard     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Brownville (Unver)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bailey (Unver)     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
New Haven (Unver)     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
McIntire     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 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
Norman (Hist)     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lake Mills     [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ratna (Hist)     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Scarville     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Leland     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Vinje (Unver)     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Forest City     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Amund (Unver)     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Thompson     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rake     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Buffalo Center     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
 

Dodge County (MN)
 
County Website: www.co.dodge.mn.us/
County Seat for Dodge:   Mantorville (MN)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dodge County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Hayfield (MN)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Westfield Center (MN) (Hist)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Oslo (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Vernon (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Vlasaty (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   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   25 miles [40.2 km]
Kiester (MN)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Baroda (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bricelyn (MN)     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wells (MN)     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Brush Creek (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Frost (MN)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dell (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Easton (MN)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Minnesota Lake (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
Gordonsville (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
Myrtle (MN)     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Glenville (MN)     [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
London (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Murtaugh (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Stoney Creek Estates (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Twin Lakes (MN)     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hayward (MN)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Petran (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Emmons (MN)     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hollandale Junction (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Albert Lea (MN)     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Oakland (MN)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sigsbee (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Twin Grove (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bancroft (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lerdal (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Moscow (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
South Hollandale (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Armstrong (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Conger (MN)     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Muckland (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hollandale (MN)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mansfield (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Clarks Grove (MN)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Maple Island (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Manchester (MN)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Alden (MN)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Geneva (MN)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bath (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Freeborn (MN)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hartland (MN)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 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   14 miles [22.5 km]
Austin Acres (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Varco (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Austin (MN)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mapleview (MN)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Johnsburg (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Andyville (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ramsey (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rose Creek (MN)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Corning (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Nicolville (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Lansing (MN)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Adams (MN)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Brownsdale (MN)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mayville (MN) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Taopi (MN)     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Elkton (MN)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Renova (MN) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Waltham (MN)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dexter (MN)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sargeant (MN)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Le Roy (MN)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grand Meadow (MN)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 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   29 miles [46.7 km]
Blooming Prairie (MN)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Union (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Summit (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Litomysl (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
River Point (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bixby (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hope (MN)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Steele Center (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lemond (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saco (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pratt (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   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
New Richland (MN)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Matawan (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Vista (MN)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Otisco (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4441, Longitude: -93.2166     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northwood 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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