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Nearest Communities to Onawa, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 from Onawa and not the distance if you are driving it.<1>

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



Onawa is located in Monona County and is the County Seat.

The following 5 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monona County: Crawford, Harrison, Woodbury, Burt (NE) & Thurston (NE).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 139 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Onawa. Of these communities, 126 are located in counties other than Monona 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 Onawa (which is Monona 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 Onawa. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Crawford CountyShelby CountyDodge County (NE)
Harrison CountyWoodbury CountyThurston County (NE)
Ida CountyBurt County (NE)Washington County (NE)
Plymouth CountyCuming County (NE)Union County (SD)
Pottawattamie CountyDakota County (NE) 


Monona County     (The county where Onawa resides)
 
County Seat for Monona:   Onawa
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monona County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Turin     [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kennebec (Unver)     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Blencoe     [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Whiting     [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Maple Landing (Hist)     [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Castana     [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ticonic (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rodney     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Albaton (Unver)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Moorhead     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Soldier     [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mapleton     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Ute     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
 

Crawford County
 
County Website: www.crawfordcounty.org/
County Seat for Crawford:   Denison
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Berne (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Charter Oak     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ricketts     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Haley (Unver)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Kenwood (Unver)     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bell (Unver)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dow City     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Arion     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Schleswig     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Buck Grove     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kimze (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sunset Village     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Denison     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Deloit     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Harrison County
 
County Website: www.harrisoncountyia.org/
County Seat for Harrison:   Logan
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Little Sioux     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
River Sioux (Unver)     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pisgah     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Orson (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Allen (Unver)     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Echo (Unver)     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mondamin     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Magnolia     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Baird (Unver)     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Modale     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dunlap     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Woodbine     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Calhoun (Unver)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Willett (Unver)     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Logan     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
California Junction     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Missouri Valley     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Orton (Unver)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hard Scratch (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Euclid (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Findley (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Crisp (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Beebeetown (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Ida County
 
County Seat for Ida:   Ida Grove
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ida County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Battle Creek     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ida Grove     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Plymouth County
 
County Website: www.co.plymouth.ia.us/
County Seat for Plymouth:   Le Mars
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Plymouth County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
James (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kingsley     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Pottawattamie County
 
County Website: www.pottcounty.com/
County Seat for Pottawattamie:   Council Bluffs
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pottawattamie County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Loveland     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grable (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Shelby County
 
County Website: www.shco.org/
County Seat for Shelby:   Harlan
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Manteno (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Earling     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Panama     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Portsmouth     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Woodbury County
 
County Website: www.woodbury-ia.com/
County Seat for Woodbury:   Sioux City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodbury County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Hornick     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sloan     [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Holly Springs (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Smithland     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Owego (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Oto     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Climbing Hill     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Salix     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Luton (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Danbury     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lucky Valley (Hist)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bronson     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Anthon     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sergeant Bluff     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Estates West (Unver)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Glen Ellen (Unver)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Midway (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lawton     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Moville     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Morningside (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Regency of Sioux City     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Correctionville     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sioux City     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Holiday Village     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Leeds (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pierson     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cushing     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Springdale (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Evergreen Village     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Riverside (Unver)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Mount Lucia (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Burt County (NE)
 
County Seat for Burt:   Tekamah (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Burt County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Decatur (NE)     [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Riverside (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Basford (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bertha (NE)     [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tekamah (NE)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Lyons (NE)     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Craig (NE)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Oakland (NE)     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Essen (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Argo (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
 

Cuming County (NE)
 
County Website: www.co.cuming.ne.us/
County Seat for Cuming:   West Point (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cuming County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Bancroft (NE)     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
West Point (NE)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Saint Charles (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Beemer (NE)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Monterey (NE)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Dakota County (NE)
 
County Seat for Dakota:   Dakota City (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dakota County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Homer (NE)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dakota City (NE)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Millis Beach (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
North Shore (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
South Sioux City (NE)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Covington (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hubbard (NE)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Nacora (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Emerson (NE)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Jackson (NE)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Dodge County (NE)
 
County Website: www.dodgecounty.ne.gov/
County Seat for Dodge:   Fremont (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dodge County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Uehling (NE)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Telbasta (NE)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Winslow (NE)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hooper (NE)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Crowell (NE)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fontanelle (NE)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Scribner (NE)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Nickerson (NE)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Thurston County (NE)
 
County Seat for Thurston:   Pender (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Thurston County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Macy (NE)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rosalie (NE)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Walthill (NE)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Winnebago (NE)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pender (NE)     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Thurston (NE)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
 

Washington County (NE)
 
County Website: www.co.washington.ne.us/
County Seat for Washington:   Blair (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Herman (NE)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Admah (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Blair (NE)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Orum (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
De Soto (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kennard (NE)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fort Calhoun (NE)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Union County (SD)
 
County Seat for Union:   Elk Point (SD)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of South Dakota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Dakota Dunes (SD)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
North Sioux City (SD)     [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 from Onawa. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Onawa) 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 Onawa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Onawa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Onawa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0267, Longitude: -96.0973     [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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