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Nearest Communities to Oran, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and 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 Oran and not the distance if you drove.<1>

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



Oran is located in Fayette County.

The following 8 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware & Winneshiek.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 234 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Oran. Of these communities, 208 are located in counties other than Fayette 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 Oran (which is Fayette 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 Oran. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Allamakee CountyButler CountyGrundy County
Benton CountyChickasaw CountyHoward County
Black Hawk CountyClayton CountyLinn County
Bremer CountyDelaware CountyTama County
Buchanan CountyFloyd CountyWinneshiek County


Fayette County     (The county where Oran resides)
 
County Seat for Fayette:   West Union
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Westgate     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Oelwein     [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Maynard     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Randalia     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Scott (Unver)     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Donnan     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fayette     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hawkeye     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Richfield (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Albany (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Arlington     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Alpha     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lima (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Maryville (Unver)     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Taylorsville (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
West Union     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Douglass     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Wadena     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Waucoma     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Brainard     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saint Lucas     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Eldorado (Unver)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Illyria (Unver)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dover Mills (Unver)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Elgin     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Clermont     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
 

Allamakee County
 
County Website: www.co.allamakee.ia.us/
County Seat for Allamakee:   Waukon
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allamakee County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Postville     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
 

Benton County
 
County Seat for Benton:   Vinton
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Benton County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Mount Auburn     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Spencers Grove (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cheney (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Urbana     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Manatheka (Hist)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Vinton     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Benton City (Hist)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Benton Station (Hist)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Garrison     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Geneva (Unver)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Black Hawk County
 
County Website: www.co.black-hawk.ia.us/
County Seat for Black Hawk:   Waterloo
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Black Hawk County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Dunkerton     [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Canfield (Unver)     [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Edwards (Hist)     [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Crain Creek (Hist)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dewar     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Armour (Unver)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Big Rock (Unver)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Glasgow (Hist)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Boies (Unver)     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Raymond     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eastgate Estate Park (Unver)     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Elk Run Heights     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Evansdale     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Hilltop (Unver)     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Raymar (Unver)     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Gilbertville     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Castle Hill (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lamplighter Villa (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Waterloo     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jubilee     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cedar City     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cedar Knoll Park (Unver)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
North Cedar     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cedar Falls     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Washburn (Unver)     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Norris Siding (Unver)     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Orange (Unver)     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Cedar Falls Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Finchford     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Benson (Unver)     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hudson     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Louise (Unver)     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
La Porte City     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Eagle Center (Unver)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hicks (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Voorhies     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Blessing     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
 

Bremer County
 
County Website: www.co.bremer.ia.us/
County Seat for Bremer:   Waverly
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bremer County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Miner (Unver)     [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
Buck Creek (Unver)     [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Wapsie (Unver)     [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Klinger (Unver)     [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Readlyn     [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Knittel (Unver)     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sumner     [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Spring Fountain (Unver)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tripoli     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Old Tripoli (Unver)     [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Artesian (Unver)     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Denver     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bremer     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Frederika     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Seigel (Unver)     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Roxie (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Janesville     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Waverly     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Horton (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Waverly Junction (Unver)     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Plainfield     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
 

Buchanan County
 
County Website: www.buchanancounty.com/
County Seat for Buchanan:   Independence
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buchanan County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Fairbank     [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hazleton     [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Littleton (Unver)     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bryantsburg (Unver)     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Stanley     [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Otterville (Unver)     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jesup     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wise (Unver)     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Aurora     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Independence     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Vista (Unver)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Doris (Unver)     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gatesville (Unver)     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Shady Grove (Unver)     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lamont     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Winthrop     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Rowley     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Brandon     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Quasqueton     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hamerville (Unver)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Monti (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 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
Shell Rock     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
New Hartford     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Clarksville     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Coster (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
New Albion (Unver)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Swanton (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Packard (Unver)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Butler Center (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sinclair (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Allison     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Parkersburg     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Eleanor (Unver)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Greene     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pilot Rock (Unver)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wilmar (Unver)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Chickasaw County
 
County Website: www.chickasawcoia.org/
County Seat for Chickasaw:   New Hampton
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chickasaw County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Fredericksburg     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Williamstown (Unver)     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dresden (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Boyd (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Republic (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Lawler     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
New Hampton     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bradford     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Jacksonville (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Little Turkey (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Nansen (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Nashua     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Ionia     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Reilly Settlement (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Chickasaw (Unver)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Devon (Unver)     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bethany Hall (Unver)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bassett     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
North Washington     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Jerico (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saude (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Alta Vista     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Deerfield (Unver)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Clayton County
 
County Website: www.claytoncountyiowa.net/
County Seat for Clayton:   Elkader
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clayton County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Thomasville (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Saint Sebald (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Strawberry Point     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Volga     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Highland (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Osborne (Unver)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mederville     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Edgewood     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gunder (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Elkader     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Littleport     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Communia (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Motor (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wood     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ridley (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Olaf     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clayton Center     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Farmersburg     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hardin (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Luana     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Elkport     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Delaware County
 
County Seat for Delaware:   Manchester
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Dundee     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Forestville (Unver)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Masonville     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
York (Unver)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Thorpe (Unver)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Manchester     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dutchtown (Unver)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Robinson     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Golden (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greeley     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oneida     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ryan     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ehler (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Delaware     [Map]     E   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
Carrville (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Midway (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Powersville (Unver)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Doubleday (Unver)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Charles City     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Colwell     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Nilesville (Unver)     [Map]     NW   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
Fredsville (Unver)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Dairyville (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Dike     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Zaneta (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Stout     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lincoln (Unver)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lear (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Reinbeck     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fern     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Morrison     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Howard County
 
County Seat for Howard:   Cresco
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Protivin     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lourdes (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Linn County
 
County Website: www.co.linn.ia.us/
County Seat for Linn:   Cedar Rapids
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Linn County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Walker     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Troy Mills     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Center Point     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Alice (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coggon     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Paris (Hist)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Tama County
 
County Website: www.tamacounty.org/
County Seat for Tama:   Toledo
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tama County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Mooreville (Hist)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Dysart     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dinsdale (Unver)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Buckingham     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Traer     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
West Union (Hist)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Winneshiek County
 
County Seat for Winneshiek:   Decorah
 
Genealogy Websites:
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Winneshiek County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Jackson Junction     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Navan (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Festina     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fort Atkinson     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Twin Springs (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Calmar     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Castalia     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Junction (Hist)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ossian     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Spillville     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Conover (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nordness (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Moneek (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Frankville (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 starts in Oran. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oran) 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 Oran. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oran

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oran. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7014, Longitude: -92.0746     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oran 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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