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Nearest Communities to Orange, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the southwest 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 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 Orange and not the distance if you are driving it.<1>

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



Orange is located in Black Hawk County.

The following 7 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Black Hawk County: Benton, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Fayette, Grundy & Tama.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 222 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Orange. Of these communities, 186 are located in counties other than Black Hawk 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 Orange (which is Black Hawk 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 Orange. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Benton CountyDelaware CountyHardin County
Bremer CountyFayette CountyIowa County
Buchanan CountyFloyd CountyLinn County
Butler CountyFranklin CountyMarshall County
Chickasaw CountyGrundy CountyTama County


Black Hawk County     (The county where Orange resides)
 
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
Cedar Knoll Park (Unver)     [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cedar Falls Junction (Unver)     [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Washburn (Unver)     [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Waterloo     [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hudson     [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Eastgate Estate Park (Unver)     [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Evansdale     [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Hilltop (Unver)     [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Eagle Center (Unver)     [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Louise (Unver)     [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Raymar (Unver)     [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Castle Hill (Unver)     [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Elk Run Heights     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gilbertville     [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Armour (Unver)     [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Raymond     [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lamplighter Villa (Unver)     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cedar Falls     [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Voorhies     [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Big Rock (Unver)     [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Crain Creek (Hist)     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dewar     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cedar City     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Blessing     [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hicks (Unver)     [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Norris Siding (Unver)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
North Cedar     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Edwards (Hist)     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
La Porte City     [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Glasgow (Hist)     [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Canfield (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Benson (Unver)     [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jubilee     [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boies (Unver)     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dunkerton     [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Finchford     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 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]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rogersville (Unver)     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Benton Station (Hist)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Garrison     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cheney (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Geneva (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Vinton     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Spencers Grove (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Urbana     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Benton City (Hist)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Manatheka (Hist)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Eden (Unver)     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Keystone     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Van Horne     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Irving     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Shellsburg     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Newhall     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Belle Plaine     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Luzerne     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Blairstown     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Country Aire Home Park (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Atkins     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 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
Denver     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Janesville     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Klinger (Unver)     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Waverly Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Artesian (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Knittel (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Readlyn     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wapsie (Unver)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Waverly     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Miner (Unver)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Bremer     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Buck Creek (Unver)     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tripoli     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Old Tripoli (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Seigel (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Horton (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Roxie (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Spring Fountain (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Plainfield     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Frederika     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sumner     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 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
Jesup     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Shady Grove (Unver)     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wise (Unver)     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vista (Unver)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Littleton (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Brandon     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Otterville (Unver)     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fairbank     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Independence     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Hamerville (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bryantsburg (Unver)     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gatesville (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rowley     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hazleton     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Doris (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Quasqueton     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Winthrop     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Stanley     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Aurora     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Monti (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lamont     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 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
New Hartford     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Swanton (Unver)     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sinclair (Unver)     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Shell Rock     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Parkersburg     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Coster (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
New Albion (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Butler Center (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Eleanor (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Aplington     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Clarksville     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Allison     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kesley     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Austinville     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pilot Rock (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Packard (Unver)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bristow     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wilmar (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dumont     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greene     [Map]     NW   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
Republic (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nashua     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Williamstown (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bradford     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dresden (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fredericksburg     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Boyd (Unver)     [Map]     N   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
Masonville     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Robinson     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Fayette County
 
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
Oran     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Oelwein     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Westgate     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Maynard     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Scott (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Randalia     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Richfield (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Donnan     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hawkeye     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Maryville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   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
Powersville (Unver)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 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
Faulkner (Unver)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 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
Zaneta (Unver)     [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fredsville (Unver)     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dike     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Reinbeck     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dairyville (Unver)     [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lincoln (Unver)     [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Morrison     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Stout     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lear (Unver)     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fern     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Grundy Center     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Holland     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Buck Grove     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Beaman     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wellsburg     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Conrad     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Ivester (Unver)     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 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
Cleves     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Whitten     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Abbott Crossing (Hist)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Abbott (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ackley     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Steamboat Rock     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Secor (Hist)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Xenia (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Eldora     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gifford     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Union     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Robertson     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Berlin (Unver)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Eagle City     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hughs (Unver)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Iowa County
 
County Seat for Iowa:   Marengo
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iowa County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Dayton     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dover (Unver)     [Map]     S   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]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Center Point     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Troy Mills     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Alice (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Palo     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lafayette (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Toddville     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Midway (Unver)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 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
Green Mountain (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Maulsby (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Predonia (Hist)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Le Grand     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rockton (Unver)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Liscomb     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Quarry (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Albion     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dillon (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dunbar     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshalltown     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marietta (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moningers (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pickering (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wolf Lake Addition (Unver)     [Map]     SW   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   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dinsdale (Unver)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Buckingham     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
West Union (Hist)     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dysart     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Traer     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lincoln     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Clutier     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gladbrook     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Garwin     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Elberon     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Vining     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Redman (Hist)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Gladstone     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Toledo     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Long Point (Unver)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Tama     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mesquakie Indian Settlement (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Chelsea     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Helena (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Montour     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Potter (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Haven (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orange. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4258, Longitude: -92.3566     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orange 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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