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Our Genealogy Helper for Nugent ...

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 Nugent (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 Nugent. 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.

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 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.

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 east 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.

Nugent is located in Keokuk County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Keokuk County: Iowa, Jefferson, Mahaska, Poweshiek, Wapello & Washington.

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

  DirDistance
Keokuk     (The home county for Nugent)
  Martinsburg   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Ollie   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Hayesville   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Hedrick   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sigourney   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Richland   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Delta   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Harper   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  What Cheer   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Webster   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Keota   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Keswick   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  South English   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Appanoose
  Unionville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Moravia   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Davis
  Floris   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Drakesville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bloomfield   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Paris   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Grove   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Henry
  Coppock   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wayland   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rome   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Olds   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Westwood   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Swedesburg   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oakland Mills   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Salem   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Iowa
  North English   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Millersburg   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Parnell   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Williamsburg   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Victor   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Conroy   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ladora   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jasper
  Lynnville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
  Pekin   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Linby   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Packwood   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Abingdon   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Maharishi Vedic City   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Batavia   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pleasant Plain   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Libertyville   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Lockridge   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Johnson
  Amish   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Windham   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Lee
  Big Mound   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Russellville - Historic   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Louisa
  Wyman   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cotter   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Mahaska
  Fremont   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rose Hill   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cedar   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wright   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Indianapolis   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Keomah Village   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  University Park   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Oskaloosa   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Barnes City   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Beacon   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lacey   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Union Mills   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Evans   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Marion
  Tracy   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bussey   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hamilton   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Marysville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pella   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe
  Albia   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lovilia   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Poweshiek
  Deep River   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Guernsey   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Montezuma   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Searsboro   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Malcom   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hartwick   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Van Buren
  Selma   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Douds   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Birmingham   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Leando   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stockport   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Keosauqua   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Milton   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cantril   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bonaparte   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wapello
  Competine   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Agency   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Kirkville   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ottumwa   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cliffland   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Eldon   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chillicothe   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Eddyville   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Blakesburg   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Washington
  Rubio   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  West Chester   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wellman   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Washington   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kalona   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ainsworth   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Crawfordsville   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Riverside   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Nugent ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nugent.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Skinner - McConnell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rock Creek Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Van Orsdall Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N East Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Martinsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ollie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trueblood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pennington Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Doggett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rayburn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Deuser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Competine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Forrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Altman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ollie Brethren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brater Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prairie Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Halferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garibaldi Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Slagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Abingdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Akerman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blue Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sigourney East Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stoermer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N County Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kensler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Helm Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Schrom Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ford Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Nugent ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nugent.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nugent, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nugent.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Nugent had a post office and railroad service.

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

Martinsburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nugent
 - 1895 population of 322 people (with 110 people in 2018)
 - Martinsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Pekin   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nugent
 - Pekin had a post office and railroad service
 
Ioka - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ioka was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Nugent
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Ioka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ollie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Nugent
 - Ollie had a post office and railroad service
 
Hayesville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nugent
 - 1895 population of 41 people (with 49 people in 2018)
 - Hayesville had a post office and railroad service
 
Hedrick   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nugent
 - 1895 population of 592 people (with 746 people in 2018)
 - Hedrick had a post office and railroad service
 
Competine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nugent
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Competine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Packwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nugent
 - Packwood 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 Nugent. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nugent 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 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 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 Nugent:

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 Keokuk County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Appanoose County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Davis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iowa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jasper County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Johnson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Louisa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mahaska County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Poweshiek County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Van Buren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wapello County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Nugent ...

While our initial data about Nugent came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Nugent in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Nugent.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Nugent:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

The GNIS database contains an entry for Nugent. See our Misc Page for Nugent for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Iowa

About Keokuk County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nugent. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nugent) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nugent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2061, Longitude: -92.1899     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nugent have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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