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Our Genealogy Helper for Ord ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ord (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ord. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived 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.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of 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 included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ord is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Adair, Clarke, Dallas, Guthrie, Polk, Union & Warren.

Below are the counties that are near Ord. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ord:

  DirDistance
Madison     (The home county for Ord)
  Winterset   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Barney   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Macksburg   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  East Peru   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Webster   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Truro   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Patterson   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Saint Charles   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bevington   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Earlham   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Adair
  Stanzel   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Zion   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Orient   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fontanelle   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bridgewater   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Adair   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Adams
  Williamson   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stringtown   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Prescott   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Carl   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mount Etna   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mercer   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Queen City - Historic   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Corning   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Quincy   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cass
  Massena   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Anita   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Clarke
  Murray   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Green Bay - Historic   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Woodburn   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Dallas
  DeSoto   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dexter   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Van Meter   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Booneville   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wiscotta   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Adel   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Redfield   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Waukee   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Linden   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dallas Center   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Minburn   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Granger   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Decatur
  Grand River   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Van Wert   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Weldon   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Le Roy   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Decatur City   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Garden Grove   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Leon   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Guthrie
  Stuart   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Menlo   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Casey   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Panora   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Guthrie Center   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Yale   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lucas
  Lucas   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Derby   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marion
  Bauer   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Polk
  West Des Moines   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clive   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Urbandale   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Windsor Heights   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grimes   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Des Moines   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Johnston   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Herrold   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Country Estate Village   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Saylorville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Berwick   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ringgold
  Ellston   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tingley   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Beaconsfield   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Knowlton - Historic   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Diagonal   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kellerton   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mount Ayr   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Benton   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Taylor
  Lenox   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clearfield   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Union
  Lorimor   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Thayer   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Afton   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Creston   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Arispe   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cromwell   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shannon City   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kent   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Warren
  Saint Marys   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  New Virginia   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Martensdale   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Prole   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cumming   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Norwalk   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lakewood   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Indianola   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Liberty Center   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ackworth   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Milo   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Wayne
  Humeston   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ord, see our County-by-County Page for Ord.

Cemeteries Near Ord ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ord.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ord covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Hamblin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hooten Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Beardsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Welty Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Barney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Peru Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Winterset City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Wight Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Wintermantle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McDonald Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW West Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stringtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E King Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kivett Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Kickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bragg Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lorimor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wilson Chapel   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Dodge Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Groesbeck Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Ord ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 180 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ord.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ord, there are papers which were published within 33 miles [53.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ord.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Ord had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Ord, with the one closest to Ord listed first.

McPherson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ord
 - McPherson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macksburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ord
 - 1895 population of 186 people (with 118 people in 2018)
 - Macksburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barney   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ord
 - Barney had a post office and railroad service
 
Winterset   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ord
 - 1895 population of 2,281 people (with 5,318 people in 2018)
 - Winterset had a post office and railroad service
 
East Peru   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ord
 - East Peru had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lorimor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Ord
 - Lorimor had railroad service and no post office
 
Pitzer   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ord
 - Pitzer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monette   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Ord
 - Monette had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ord. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ord in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ord:

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //iowaculture.gov/history/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Iowa to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adair County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Adams County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cass County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clarke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dallas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Decatur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Guthrie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lucas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ringgold County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wayne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Madison County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Iowa, for Madison County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Iowa

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ord ...

While our initial data about Ord came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ord in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ord.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Ord:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Ord. See our Misc Page for Ord for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Iowa

About Madison County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ord. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Madison County: www.madisoncoia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ord. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2511, Longitude: -94.0711     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ord have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ord, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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