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Our Genealogy Helper for Norway Center ...

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 Norway Center (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 Norway Center. 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 Norway Center ...

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 Norway Center.

  • Typical abbreviation for Norway Center: Norway Ctr. (or less commonly used: Norway Cen., Norway Cent. or Norway Cntr.)

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 doctors 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.

Norway Center is located in Cass County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cass County: Adair, Adams, Audubon, Guthrie, Montgomery, Pottawattamie & Shelby.

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

  DirDistance
Cass     (The home county for Norway Center)
  Wiota   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Grove City - Historic   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Cumberland   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Sycamore Village   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Anita   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Atlantic   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Massena   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lewis   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Marne   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Griswold   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Adair
  Bridgewater   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Adair   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fontanelle   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Orient   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stanzel   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Zion   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Adams
  Lincoln Center   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mount Etna   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Strand   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Carl   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Quincy   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Queen City - Historic   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Corning   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brooks   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Prescott   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Nodaway   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mercer   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Audubon
  Brayton   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Exira   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kimballton   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Audubon   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fiscus   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gray   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Carroll
  Coon Rapids   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dedham   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Templeton   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Manning   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dallas
  Dexter   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Linden   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Redfield   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wiscotta   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Guthrie
  Casey   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  North Branch   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Menlo   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stuart   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Guthrie Center   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Panora   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bayard   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Yale   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Harrison
  Persia   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Madison
  Webster   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Macksburg   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Earlham   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mills
  Henderson   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Emerson   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hastings   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Montgomery
  Grant   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Elliott   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tenville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Villisca   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Red Oak   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Coburg   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Page
  Hepburn   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Pottawattamie
  Walnut   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Carson   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Macedonia   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Minden   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Treynor   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Neola   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Shelby
  Elk Horn   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Corley   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Harlan   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Shelby   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kirkman   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tennant   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Irwin   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Westphalia   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Portsmouth   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Defiance   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Earling   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Panama   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Taylor
  Lenox   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sharpsburg   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gravity   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Union
  Cromwell   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Creston   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kent   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Norway Center ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Norway Center.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Norway Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Franklin Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Wiota Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lincoln Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Massena Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Atlantic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WNW Southlawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Newlons Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Lorah Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Weirich Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reno Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Timothy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Highland Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Norway Center ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Norway Center.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Norway Center, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Norway Center.

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 Norway Center in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Norway Center.

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

Wiota   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Norway Center
 - 1895 population of 168 people (with 107 people in 2018)
 - Wiota had a post office and railroad service
 
Cumberland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Norway Center
 - Cumberland had a post office and railroad service
 
Massena   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Norway Center
 - 1895 population of 279 people (with 340 people in 2018)
 - Massena had a post office and railroad service
 
Anita   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Norway Center
 - 1895 population of 695 people (with 908 people in 2018)
 - Anita had a post office and railroad service
 
Atlantic   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Norway Center
 - 1895 population of 4,351 people (with 6,577 people in 2018)
 - Atlantic had a post office and railroad service
 
Lyman   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Norway Center
 - Lyman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lorah   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Norway Center
 - Lorah had a post office and railroad service
 
Lewis   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Norway Center
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 401 people in 2018)
 - Lewis 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 Norway Center. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Norway Center in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites 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 Norway Center:

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //iowaculture.gov/history/

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 Cass County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adair County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Adams County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Audubon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Carroll County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dallas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Guthrie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mills County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Page County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pottawattamie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Cass County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Iowa, for Cass County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Iowa

About Cass County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norway Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3457, Longitude: -94.8727     [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: findagrave.com.

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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 Norway Center, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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