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Nearest Communities to Old Town, By-County ...

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

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

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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 starting from Old Town and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<1>

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



Old Town is located in Dickinson County.

The following 4 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dickinson County: Clay, Emmet, Osceola & Jackson (MN).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 136 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Old Town. Of these communities, 116 are located in counties other than Dickinson 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 Old Town (which is Dickinson 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 Old Town. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Buena Vista CountyLyon CountySioux County
Cherokee CountyO'Brien CountyCottonwood County (MN)
Clay CountyOsceola CountyJackson County (MN)
Emmet CountyPalo Alto CountyMartin County (MN)
Kossuth CountyPocahontas CountyNobles County (MN)


Dickinson County     (The county where Old Town resides)
 
County Website: www.co.dickinson.ia.us/
County Seat for Dickinson:   Spirit Lake
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickinson County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Milford     [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
West Okoboji     [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Arnolds Park     [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Crescent Beach Resort (Unver)     [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Crows Nest Resort (Unver)     [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wahpeton     [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Manhattan Beach Resort (Unver)     [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
Okoboji     [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
Village East Resort (Unver)     [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
Egralharve (Unver)     [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Spirit Lake     [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Triboji Beach (Unver)     [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Terril     [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Beaches Resort (Unver)     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Montgomery (Unver)     [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Orleans     [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hagerty (Unver)     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wallace (Unver)     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Superior     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lake Park     [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
 

Buena Vista County
 
County Website: www.co.buena-vista.ia.us/
County Seat for Buena Vista:   Storm Lake
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buena Vista County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Leverett (Unver)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Linn Grove     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sioux Rapids     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marathon     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Rembrandt     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Elkton (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Albert City     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Truesdale     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Cherokee County
 
County Seat for Cherokee:   Cherokee
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Larrabee     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Clay County
 
County Website: www.co.clay.ia.us/
County Seat for Clay:   Spencer
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Fostoria     [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Langdon     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Birchwood Estates (Unver)     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Spencer     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dickens     [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Everly     [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Royal     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Greenville     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rossie     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gillett Grove     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Maclay (Hist)     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cornell (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Webb     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Peterson     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
 

Emmet County
 
County Seat for Emmet:   Estherville
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Emmet County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Raleigh (Unver)     [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Estherville     [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wallingford     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Huntington (Unver)     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gruver     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bubona (Hist)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hoprig (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Maple Hill (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dolliver     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gridley (Unver)     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Halfa (Unver)     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ringsted     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Armstrong     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Forsyth (Unver)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 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
Fenton     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Seneca (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Swea (Hist)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lotts Creek (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Whittemore     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Lyon County
 
County Seat for Lyon:   Rock Rapids
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lyon County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Little Rock     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

O'Brien County
 
County Seat for O'Brien:   Primghar
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
O'Brien County       Cyndi's List          
 
  DirectionDistance
Moneta     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hartley     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Plessis (Unver)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Max (Unver)     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sanborn     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Primghar     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Waterman (Unver)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gaza (Unver)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sutherland     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Calumet     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mapleside (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Evander (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Archer     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ritter (Unver)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Paullina     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sheldon     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Philby (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Germantown (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Osceola County
 
County Seat for Osceola:   Sibley
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Osceola County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
May City     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Harris     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ocheyedan     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Melvin     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Allendorf     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cloverdale     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sibley     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ashton     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 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
Ruthven     [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fallow (Unver)     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Graettinger     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Osgood (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Ayrshire     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Emmetsburg     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Curlew     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Depew (Unver)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cylinder     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mallard     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fairville (Unver)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rodman     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
 

Pocahontas County
 
County Seat for Pocahontas:   Pocahontas
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Laurens     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Havelock     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Plover     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ridotto (Unver)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Sioux County
 
County Website: www.siouxcounty.org/
County Seat for Sioux:   Orange City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sioux County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Matlock     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Cottonwood County (MN)
 
County Seat for Cottonwood:   Windom (MN)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cottonwood County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Windom (MN)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Jackson County (MN)
 
County Website: www.co.jackson.mn.us/
County Seat for Jackson:   Jackson (MN)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Sioux Valley (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Petersburg (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Jackson (MN)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Spafford (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Rost (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lakefield (MN)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Alpha (MN)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Okabena (MN)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Miloma (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bergen (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Heron Lake (MN)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wilder (MN)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
 

Martin County (MN)
 
County Website: www.co.martin.mn.us/
County Seat for Martin:   Fairmont (MN)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Dunnell (MN)     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ceylon (MN)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sherburn (MN)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fox Lake (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wilbert (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Welcome (MN)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Trimont (MN)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Nobles County (MN)
 
County Website: www.co.nobles.mn.us/
County Seat for Nobles:   Worthington (MN)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nobles County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Round Lake (MN)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bigelow (MN)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Brewster (MN)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Org (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Worthington (MN)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ransom (MN) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kinbrae (MN)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Reading (MN)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rushmore (MN)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dundee (MN)     [Map]     NW   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 Old Town. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Old Town) 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 Old Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Old Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3136, Longitude: -95.1442     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Town 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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