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Our Genealogy Helper for Oakland Acres ...

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 Oakland Acres (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 Oakland Acres. 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 and doctors 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.

Oakland Acres is located in Jasper County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jasper County: Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story & Tama.

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

  DirDistance
Jasper     (The home county for Oakland Acres)
  Kellogg   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Newburg   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Killduff   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sully   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lynnville   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Newton   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Galesburg   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lambs Grove   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Reasnor   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Metz   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Baxter   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Goddard   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Benton
  Belle Plaine   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Irving   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Luzerne   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Blairstown   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grundy
  Beaman   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Conrad   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Hardin
  Union   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Whitten   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Iowa
  Victor   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ladora   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Millersburg   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marengo   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  North English   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Keokuk
  Gibson   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Thornburg   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  What Cheer   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Keswick   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Delta   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Webster   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Mahaska
  Taintor   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Peoria   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  New Sharon   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Union Mills   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Barnes City   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Lacey   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fishville   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Olivet   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Evans   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Indianapolis   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oskaloosa   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Marion
  Otley   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pella   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tracy   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Swan   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pershing   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pleasantville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Attica   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bussey   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Indiana   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Marysville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Marshall
  Gilman   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Laurel   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ferguson   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Haverhill   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Le Grand   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Melbourne   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Marshalltown   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rhodes   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  LaMoille   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  State Center   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Albion   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Monroe
  Lovilia   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Polk
  Mitchellville   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Runnells   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bondurant   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elkhart   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Berwick   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Country Estate Village   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ankeny   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Poweshiek
  Grinnell   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Searsboro   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Malcom   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sheridan   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Montezuma   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hartwick   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Deep River   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Guernsey   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Story
  Collins   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Maxwell   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Colo   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Iowa Center   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fernald   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nevada   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shipley   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Zearing   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tama
  Montour   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Tama   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Toledo   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gladstone   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Garwin   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Vining   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gladbrook   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clutier   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Elberon   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Traer   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Buckingham   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wapello
  Eddyville   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Warren
  Hartford   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Carlisle   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sandyville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Oakland Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oakland Acres.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Mormon Grave   [Map]     
  ESE West Westfield Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Saums Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Westfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Hazelwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Our Silent City Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Sugar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antle Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rushville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Slagel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Swans Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Friends Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Jasper County Burying Ground   [Map]     
  WSW Adamson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sully Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lower Blue Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Upper Blue Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chester Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW German Society Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memorial Park   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Oakland Acres ...

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 61 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakland Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oakland Acres, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oakland Acres.

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

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

Kellogg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Oakland Acres
 - 1895 population of 700 people (with 592 people in 2018)
 - Kellogg had a post office and railroad service
 
Grinnell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Oakland Acres
 - 1895 population of 3,332 people (with 9,320 people in 2018)
 - Grinnell had a post office and railroad service
 
Newburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oakland Acres
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Newburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Murphy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oakland Acres
 - Murphy had a post office and railroad service
 
Killduff   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oakland Acres
 - Killduff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sully   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Oakland Acres
 - Sully had a post office and railroad service
 
Lynnville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Oakland Acres
 - 1895 population of 261 people (with 395 people in 2018)
 - Lynnville had a post office and railroad service
 
Searsboro   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oakland Acres
 - 1895 population of 153 people (with 146 people in 2018)
 - Searsboro 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 Oakland Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oakland Acres in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - 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 Oakland Acres:

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 Jasper County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grundy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iowa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Keokuk 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

 
Marshall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Poweshiek County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Story County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tama County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wapello County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

Search for a Iowa Community

About Jasper County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakland Acres. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oakland Acres) 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 Oakland Acres. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakland Acres

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7204, Longitude: -92.8212     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakland Acres 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 Oakland Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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