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Nearest Communities to Oakland, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the northwest 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 north.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Oakland and not the distance if you drove.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.



Oakland is located in Franklin County.

The following 4 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Butler, Cerro Gordo, Hardin & Wright.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 190 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Oakland. Of these communities, 176 are located in counties other than Franklin 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 Oakland (which is Franklin 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 Oakland. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Boone CountyHamilton CountyMarshall County
Butler CountyHancock CountyStory County
Cerro Gordo CountyHardin CountyWebster County
Floyd CountyHumboldt CountyWright County
Grundy CountyKossuth County 


Franklin County     (The county where Oakland resides)
 
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
Popejoy     [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
Burdette (Unver)     [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bradford     [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coulter     [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Reeve (Unver)     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Latimer     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Washington (Unver)     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Alexander     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hampton     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Geneva     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Faulkner (Unver)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Chapin     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hansell     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sheffield     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
 

Boone County
 
County Website: www.co.boone.ia.us/
County Seat for Boone:   Boone
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Griffen (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mackey (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ridgeport (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Jordan     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Butler County
 
County Website: www.butlercoiowa.org/
County Seat for Butler:   Allison
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Austinville     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Dumont     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Kesley     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Aplington     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Aredale     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Eleanor (Unver)     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bristow     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Pilot Rock (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Parkersburg     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Allison     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Butler Center (Unver)     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wilmar (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
New Albion (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sinclair (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Coster (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Swanton (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greene     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Packard (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 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
Meservey     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Thornton     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Swaledale     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rockwell     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hurley (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dougherty     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cartersville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Burchinal     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Cameron (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Owen (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ventura Heights (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ventura     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hanford (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clear Lake     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Emery (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Central Heights (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Mason City Junction     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Registry Park (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 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
Aureola     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marble Rock     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rockford     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Grundy County
 
County Seat for Grundy:   Grundy Center
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Wellsburg     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Buck Grove     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ivester (Unver)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fern     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Holland     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lear (Unver)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Stout     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Conrad     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Grundy Center     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dairyville (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Beaman     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Hamilton County
 
County Seat for Hamilton:   Webster City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Williams     [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Blairsburg     [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Remicker (Hist)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Stonega (Unver)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kamrar     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ellsworth     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Webster City     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jewell     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Highview (Unver)     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Randall     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Stanhope     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Homer (Unver)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rosendale (Unver)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Stratford     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 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
Goodell     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Klemme     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Kanawha     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Denhart (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Garner     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Duncan     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Corwith     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Stilson (Unver)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hayfield Junction (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Britt     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Hardin County
 
County Seat for Hardin:   Eldora
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Alden     [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Wilke (Unver)     [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Alden Station (Hist)     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Iowa Falls     [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Racine (Unver)     [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Iowa Falls Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Buckeye     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Macey (Unver)     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Owasa     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Robertson     [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sherman (Unver)     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Eagle City     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Radcliffe     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Berlin (Unver)     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Abbott Crossing (Hist)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ackley     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hughs (Unver)     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rough Woods Hill (Unver)     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Abbott (Unver)     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hubbard     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cleves     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Steamboat Rock     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Garden City     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Eldora     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Lawn Hill (Unver)     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
New Providence     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gifford     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Secor (Hist)     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Xenia (Unver)     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Union     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Whitten     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
 

Humboldt County
 
County Seat for Humboldt:   Dakota City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Humboldt County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Thor     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Renwick     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hardy     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dakota City     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jones Siding (Unver)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Humboldt     [Map]     W   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
Hanna (Unver)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lu Verne     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Marshall County
 
County Website: www.co.marshall.ia.us/
County Seat for Marshall:   Marshalltown
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Illinois Grove (Unver)     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saint Anthony     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bangor (Unver)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Liscomb     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bromley (Unver)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Clemons     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Minerva (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Moningers (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Albion     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Maulsby (Unver)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Story County
 
County Website: www.storycounty.com/
County Seat for Story:   Nevada
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Story County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
McCallsburg     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Roland     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Story City     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Zearing     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gilbert     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fernald     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Homestead Colony (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Zenorsville     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bloomington (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Nevada     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ames     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Colo     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ontario     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Webster County
 
County Website: www.webstercountyia.org/
County Seat for Webster:   Fort Dodge
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Flugstad (Hist)     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Duncombe     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Vincent     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Brushy     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Judd (Unver)     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Border Plains (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Evanston     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lehigh     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Badger     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cypsum City (Hist)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Coalville     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kalo (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Burnside     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fort Dodge     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Otho     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Shady Oak (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dayton     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Roberts (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
West Fort Dodge (Hist)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lundgren (Unver)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Wright County
 
County Website: www.wrightcounty.org/
County Seat for Wright:   Clarion
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wright County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Dows     [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Galt     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rowan     [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Morhain (Unver)     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Solberg (Hist)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clarion     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Cornelia     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Belmond     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Florence (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Woolstock     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Holmes     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Eagle Grove     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Olaf (Unver)     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Drew (Unver)     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Goldfield     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Nuel (Hist)     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5811, Longitude: -93.4399     [Map].

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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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