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Nearest Communities to Orton, By-County ...

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

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 from Orton and not the distance if driven.<1>

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



Orton 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 196 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Orton. Of these communities, 170 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 Orton (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 Orton. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Audubon CountyPottawattamie CountyDouglas County (NE)
Cass CountyShelby CountySarpy County (NE)
Crawford CountyBurt County (NE)Saunders County (NE)
Mills CountyCass County (NE)Washington County (NE)
Monona CountyDodge County (NE) 


Harrison County     (The county where Orton 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
Logan     [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Euclid (Unver)     [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Crisp (Unver)     [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
Hard Scratch (Unver)     [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
Calhoun (Unver)     [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Beebeetown (Unver)     [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Findley (Unver)     [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Missouri Valley     [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Magnolia     [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Willett (Unver)     [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Union Burg (Hist)     [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
California Junction     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Modale     [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Woodbine     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Persia     [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Yorkshire (Unver)     [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Echo (Unver)     [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mondamin     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Allen (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Orson (Unver)     [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Magill (Unver)     [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Baird (Unver)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pisgah     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Little Sioux     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
River Sioux (Unver)     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dunlap     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
 

Audubon County
 
County Seat for Audubon:   Audubon
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Audubon County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Poplar (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fiscus     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kimballton     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Cass County
 
County Seat for Cass:   Atlantic
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cass County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Marne     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 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]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Dow City     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Arion     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bell (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Buck Grove     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kenwood (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Berne (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Astor (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Charter Oak     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Kimze (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Manilla     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sunset Village     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Denison     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ricketts     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Mills County
 
County Website: www.millscoia.us/
County Seat for Mills:   Glenwood
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mills County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Mineola     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Folsom (Unver)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hentons (Hist)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Silver City     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Henderson     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Balfour (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Glenwood     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pacific City     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mills (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pacific Junction     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hillsdale (Unver)     [Map]     S   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
Moorhead     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Soldier     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Blencoe     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Turin     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ute     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Castana     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Onawa     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Kennebec (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mapleton     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ticonic (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Maple Landing (Hist)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 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]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pigeon (Unver)     [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grable (Unver)     [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Honey Creek     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ascot (Unver)     [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Neola     [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Crescent     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Underwood     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clara (Unver)     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Minden     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Weston (Unver)     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bentley (Unver)     [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Peter (Unver)     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
McClelland     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
York Center (Unver)     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Chautauqua (Unver)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gilliatt (Unver)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Carter Lake     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Quick (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Harlan Junction (Hist)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Council Bluffs     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Avoca     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Newtown (Hist)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hancock     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Taylor (Unver)     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Treynor     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dumfries (Unver)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Iola (Hist)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Oakland     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Walnut     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Carson     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Macedonia     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Kemling (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
Portsmouth     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tennant     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Shelby     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Panama     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Manteno (Unver)     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Earling     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Westphalia     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Corley     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Harlan     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Kirkman     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Defiance     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Jacksonville (Unver)     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Irwin     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Red Line (Unver)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rorbeck (Unver)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Poplar (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Elk Horn     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Botna (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 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
Tekamah (NE)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Riverside (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Craig (NE)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bertha (NE)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Argo (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Decatur (NE)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Oakland (NE)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Essen (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Basford (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Cass County (NE)
 
County Website: www.cassne.org/
County Seat for Cass:   Plattsmouth (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cass County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Oreapolis (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cullom (NE)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cedar Creek (NE)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Plattsmouth (NE)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 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]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fontanelle (NE)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Nickerson (NE)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Winslow (NE)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fremont (NE)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Inglewood (NE)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Paradise Estates (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Uehling (NE)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hooper (NE)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 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
Beechwood (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Home Park (NE)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Briggs (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Garden Valley Courts (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
East Omaha (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Debolt (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Irvington (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bennington (NE)     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Maplewood Estates (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Omaha (NE)     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
South Omaha (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Green Meadows (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Boys Town (NE)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Elk City (NE)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Omaha Regency (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Ralston (NE)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Rellers Park (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lane (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
King Lake (NE)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Elkhorn (NE)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Millard (NE)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Skyline (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Waterloo (NE)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Valley (NE)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mercer (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lake Platte View (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Venice (NE)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Sarpy County (NE)
 
County Website: www.sarpy.com/
County Seat for Sarpy:   Papillion (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sarpy County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Avery (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bellevue (NE)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gilmore Junction (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
La Vista (NE)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gilmore (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rumsey (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Portal (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Capehart (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fort Crook (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Papillion (NE)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Paradise Park (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Chalco (NE)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fairview (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
La Platte (NE)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Richfield (NE)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gretna (NE)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Springfield (NE)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 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
Leshara (NE)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Woodcliff (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Yutan (NE)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 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
De Soto (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fort Calhoun (NE)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Nashville (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Blair (NE)     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Herman (NE)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Kennard (NE)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Orum (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Washington (NE)     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Arlington (NE)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Admah (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5886, Longitude: -95.8103     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orton 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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