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Our Genealogy Helper for Ottumwa Junction ...

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 Ottumwa Junction (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 Ottumwa Junction. 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.

Name Variations for Ottumwa Junction ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Ottumwa Junction.

  • Typical abbreviation for Ottumwa Junction: Ottumwa Jct. (or less commonly used: Ottumwa Jctn.)

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 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.

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 north 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.

Ottumwa Junction is located in Wapello County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wapello County: Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Monroe & Van Buren.

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

  DirDistance
Wapello     (The home county for Ottumwa Junction)
  Ottumwa   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Chillicothe   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Kirkville   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Agency   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cliffland   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Blakesburg   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Competine   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Eddyville   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Eldon   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Appanoose
  Unionville   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Moravia   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Udell   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Orleans   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rathbun   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Walnut City   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mystic   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brazil   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Exline   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Davis
  Carbon   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Floris   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Drakesville   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Paris   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bloomfield   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  West Grove   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Henry
  Coppock   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rome   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Iowa
  North English   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Millersburg   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jasper
  Lynnville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
  Batavia   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Abingdon   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pekin   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Linby   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Packwood   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Libertyville   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Maharishi Vedic City   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pleasant Plain   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lockridge   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Keokuk
  Hedrick   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Martinsburg   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hayesville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Delta   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ollie   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sigourney   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  What Cheer   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Richland   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Thornburg   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Keswick   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harper   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Lucas
  Russell   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Mahaska
  Fremont   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cedar   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Wright   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Keomah Village   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rose Hill   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Lakonta   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  University Park   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Beacon   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oskaloosa   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Evans   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Indianapolis   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fishville   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Marion
  Bussey   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hamilton   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tracy   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marysville   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Attica   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Indiana   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pershing   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pella   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monroe
  Albia   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lovilia   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Melrose   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Poweshiek
  Deep River   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Montezuma   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Searsboro   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Van Buren
  Selma   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Douds   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Leando   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Birmingham   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Keosauqua   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stockport   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cantril   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mount Sterling   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Washington
  Rubio   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  West Chester   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wayne
  Confidence   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Putnam (MO)
  Livonia (MO)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pearl City (MO)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Schuyler (MO)
  Coatsville (MO)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Glenwood (MO)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lancaster (MO)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Downing (MO)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Ottumwa Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ottumwa Junction.

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 Ottumwa Junction covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Ottumwa Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hebrew Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Memorial Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Shaul Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dahlonega Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW County Farm #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kitterman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bowen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Garrison Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nasby Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCormick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Comstock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chillicothe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Myrick Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Chisman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilkenson Grave   [Map]     
  SSE McIntire Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thompson Grave   [Map]     
  ESE Round Point Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Ralston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Agency City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Westview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Folgman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pt. Isabel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dexter Baby Grave   [Map]     
  ESE Chief Wapello Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bladensburg Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Funk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Columbia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Towler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wellman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ormanville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brumsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Slagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilcox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Munterville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Little Chisman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kingsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rime Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sedore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hackney Grave   [Map]     
  ESE Sterner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Deuser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Anderson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thorpe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Daggett Grave   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Ottumwa Junction ...

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 100 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ottumwa Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ottumwa Junction, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ottumwa Junction.

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>

While we didn't find Ottumwa Junction in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ottumwa Junction.

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

Ottumwa   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ottumwa Junction
 - 1895 population of 14,001 people (with 24,550 people in 2018)
 - Ottumwa had a post office and railroad service
 
Keb - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keb was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ottumwa Junction
 - Keb had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dahlonega   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Ottumwa Junction
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Dahlonega had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Ottumwa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ottumwa Junction
 - East Ottumwa had railroad service and no post office
 
Bidwell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ottumwa Junction
 - Bidwell had railroad service and no post office
 
Chillicothe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ottumwa Junction
 - 1895 population of 214 people (with 98 people in 2018)
 - Chillicothe had a post office and railroad service
 
Agency   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ottumwa Junction
 - 1895 population of 442 people (with 646 people in 2018)
 - Agency had a post office and railroad service
 
Kirkville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ottumwa Junction
 - 1895 population of 714 people (with 174 people in 2018)
 - Kirkville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highland Center   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ottumwa Junction
 - Highland Center had a post office and railroad service
 
Willard   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ottumwa Junction
 - Willard had a post office and no railroad service

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Ottumwa Junction:

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 Wapello County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Appanoose County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Davis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iowa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jasper County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Keokuk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lucas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mahaska County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Poweshiek County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Van Buren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wayne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Putnam County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Schuyler County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ottumwa Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0483, Longitude: -92.4396     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ottumwa Junction 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 Ottumwa Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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