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Nearest Communities to Orson, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the northwest 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 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 and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

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



Orson is located in Harrison County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Crawford, Monona, Pottawattamie, Shelby, Burt (NE) & Washington (NE).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 167 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Orson. Of these communities, 141 are located in counties other than Harrison 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 Orson (which is Harrison 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 Orson. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Crawford CountyWoodbury CountyDouglas County (NE)
Monona CountyBurt County (NE)Saunders County (NE)
Pottawattamie CountyCuming County (NE)Thurston County (NE)
Shelby CountyDodge County (NE)Washington County (NE)


Harrison County     (The county where Orson resides)
 
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]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
River Sioux (Unver)     [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Echo (Unver)     [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pisgah     [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mondamin     [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Allen (Unver)     [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Magnolia     [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Modale     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Calhoun (Unver)     [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Logan     [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Willett (Unver)     [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Woodbine     [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
California Junction     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Missouri Valley     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Orton (Unver)     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Baird (Unver)     [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Euclid (Unver)     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Findley (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Hard Scratch (Unver)     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Crisp (Unver)     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dunlap     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Beebeetown (Unver)     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Union Burg (Hist)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Persia     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Yorkshire (Unver)     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Magill (Unver)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 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
Haley (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Berne (Unver)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bell (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dow City     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Charter Oak     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Arion     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Kenwood (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Buck Grove     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ricketts     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kimze (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sunset Village     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Denison     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Astor (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Schleswig     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Manilla     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Deloit     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Monona County
 
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
Blencoe     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Moorhead     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Turin     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Soldier     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Onawa     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Castana     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Kennebec (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ute     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Maple Landing (Hist)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Whiting     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ticonic (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mapleton     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rodney     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Albaton (Unver)     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 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   20 miles [32.2 km]
Grable (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Honey Creek     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pigeon (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ascot (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Clara (Unver)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Crescent     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Neola     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Minden     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Underwood     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Weston (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bentley (Unver)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Peter (Unver)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Carter Lake     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
McClelland     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chautauqua (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gilliatt (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
York Center (Unver)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Council Bluffs     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Harlan Junction (Hist)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Quick (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Avoca     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Newtown (Hist)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 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]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Portsmouth     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Panama     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Earling     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Westphalia     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tennant     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Defiance     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Shelby     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Harlan     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Corley     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kirkman     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Irwin     [Map]     E   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   31 miles [49.9 km]
Smithland     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sloan     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Danbury     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Holly Springs (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Oto     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Owego (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Climbing Hill     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Salix     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Luton (Unver)     [Map]     N   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
Riverside (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Tekamah (NE)     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Craig (NE)     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Decatur (NE)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bertha (NE)     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Argo (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Basford (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Oakland (NE)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Essen (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lyons (NE)     [Map]     NW   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]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
West Point (NE)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Charles (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 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
Telbasta (NE)     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Uehling (NE)     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fontanelle (NE)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Winslow (NE)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Nickerson (NE)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hooper (NE)     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fremont (NE)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Scribner (NE)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Inglewood (NE)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Paradise Estates (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Crowell (NE)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ames (NE)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Douglas County (NE)
 
County Website: www.co.douglas.ne.us/
County Seat for Douglas:   Omaha (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Bennington (NE)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Briggs (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Beechwood (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Debolt (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Home Park (NE)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Irvington (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Elk City (NE)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rellers Park (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Garden Valley Courts (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
East Omaha (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Maplewood Estates (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Green Meadows (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Omaha (NE)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Boys Town (NE)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Omaha Regency (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
King Lake (NE)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mercer (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Valley (NE)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Waterloo (NE)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Elkhorn (NE)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lane (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Skyline (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
South Omaha (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Millard (NE)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ralston (NE)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Saunders County (NE)
 
County Website: www.co.saunders.ne.us/
County Seat for Saunders:   Wahoo (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saunders County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Woodcliff (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Leshara (NE)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 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   29 miles [46.7 km]
Rosalie (NE)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Walthill (NE)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Winnebago (NE)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 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]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Blair (NE)     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
De Soto (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Orum (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fort Calhoun (NE)     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Admah (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kennard (NE)     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Nashville (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Washington (NE)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Arlington (NE)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7794, Longitude: -95.9833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orson 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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