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Nearest Communities to Olaf, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community 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.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Olaf and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

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



Olaf is located in Wright County.

The following 8 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wright County: Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Humboldt, Kossuth & Webster.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 165 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Olaf. Of these communities, 150 are located in counties other than Wright 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 Olaf (which is Wright 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 Olaf. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Butler CountyHamilton CountyKossuth County
Cerro Gordo CountyHancock CountyPalo Alto County
Floyd CountyHardin CountyWebster County
Franklin CountyHumboldt CountyWinnebago County


Wright County     (The county where Olaf resides)
 
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
Drew (Unver)     [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Belmond     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cornelia     [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Clarion     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Solberg (Hist)     [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Holmes     [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Florence (Unver)     [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rowan     [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Galt     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Goldfield     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Morhain (Unver)     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Eagle Grove     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dows     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nuel (Hist)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Woolstock     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 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
Aredale     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dumont     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 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]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Thornton     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ventura Heights (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Swaledale     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ventura     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Clear Lake     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Burchinal     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hurley (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rockwell     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Emery (Unver)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Central Heights (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Registry Park (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cameron (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Creamery (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Mason City Junction     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hanford (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mason City     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Cartersville (Unver)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Dougherty     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Owen (Unver)     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Freeman (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Portland     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Plymouth Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Plymouth     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rock Falls     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 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]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rockford     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Nora Springs     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 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
Alexander     [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Coulter     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Latimer     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Washington (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Chapin     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Oakland     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Popejoy     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sheffield     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Reeve (Unver)     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hampton     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Burdette (Unver)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bradford     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hansell     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Geneva     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Faulkner (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 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
Blairsburg     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Remicker (Hist)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Stonega (Unver)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Webster City     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Williams     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Highview (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Kamrar     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Homer (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ellsworth     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jewell     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 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
Kanawha     [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Goodell     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Denhart (Unver)     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Klemme     [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Corwith     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Stilson (Unver)     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Britt     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Duncan     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Garner     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hutchins (Unver)     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hayfield Junction (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Hayfield (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Miller (Unver)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hawley (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Crystal Lake     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Woden     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 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
Wilke (Unver)     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Alden Station (Hist)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Alden     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Iowa Falls Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Iowa Falls     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Racine (Unver)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Buckeye     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Macey (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Robertson     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sherman (Unver)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 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
Renwick     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hardy     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Thor     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Livermore     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Arnold     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Dakota City     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Humboldt     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Jones Siding (Unver)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bode     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rutland     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ottosen     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Unique (Unver)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bradgate     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pioneer     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gilmore City     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 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]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lu Verne     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Wesley     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Saint Benedict (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sexton (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Galbraith (Unver)     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Irvington     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Saint Joseph (Unver)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Algona     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Titonka     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
German Valley (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hobarton (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Burt     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bancroft     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lotts Creek (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Whittemore     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lakota     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lone Rock     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Stevens (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Palo Alto County
 
County Seat for Palo Alto:   Emmetsburg
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Palo Alto County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
West Bend     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 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
Vincent     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Badger     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Flugstad (Hist)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Duncombe     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Judd (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Brushy     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fort Dodge     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Cypsum City (Hist)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Evanston     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Coalville     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Shady Oak (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Border Plains (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clare     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Kalo (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
West Fort Dodge (Hist)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Otho     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lehigh     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Roberts (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tara (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 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
Forest City     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Leland     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ratna (Hist)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Thompson     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Buffalo Center     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lake Mills     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Amund (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Scarville     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Vinje (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Worth County
 
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
Fertile     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hanlontown     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Joice     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bristol     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Manly     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Somber (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Olaf. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Olaf) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olaf. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8866, Longitude: -93.7247     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Olaf 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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