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Nearest Communities to Owasa, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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 Owasa and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<1>

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



Owasa is located in Hardin County.

The following 7 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hardin County: Butler, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Marshall, Story & Wright.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 203 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Owasa. Of these communities, 173 are located in counties other than Hardin 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 Owasa (which is Hardin 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 Owasa. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Black Hawk CountyFranklin CountyPolk County
Boone CountyGrundy CountyStory County
Bremer CountyHamilton CountyTama County
Butler CountyHancock CountyWebster County
Cerro Gordo CountyJasper CountyWright County
Floyd CountyMarshall County 


Hardin County     (The county where Owasa resides)
 
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
Berlin (Unver)     [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hughs (Unver)     [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Eagle City     [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rough Woods Hill (Unver)     [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Robertson     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Iowa Falls Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Iowa Falls     [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Racine (Unver)     [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Steamboat Rock     [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Macey (Unver)     [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Abbott (Unver)     [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Eldora     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cleves     [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Abbott Crossing (Hist)     [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Buckeye     [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lawn Hill (Unver)     [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hubbard     [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Alden Station (Hist)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Alden     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
New Providence     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Secor (Hist)     [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Xenia (Unver)     [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sherman (Unver)     [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ackley     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gifford     [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Union     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Radcliffe     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wilke (Unver)     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Whitten     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Garden City     [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
 

Black Hawk County
 
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
Benson (Unver)     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hicks (Unver)     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Finchford     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Norris Siding (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Voorhies     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cedar Falls     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hudson     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Blessing     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cedar City     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
North Cedar     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cedar Falls Junction (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lamplighter Villa (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Boone County
 
County Website: www.co.boone.ia.us/
County Seat for Boone:   Boone
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Mackey (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Griffen (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jordan     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Napier (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ridgeport (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 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
Waverly Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Janesville     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 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
Austinville     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Aplington     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kesley     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Eleanor (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Parkersburg     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Sinclair (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Dumont     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Swanton (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bristow     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Butler Center (Unver)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
New Albion (Unver)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Aredale     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pilot Rock (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Allison     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Coster (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
New Hartford     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wilmar (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Clarksville     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Packard (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Shell Rock     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greene     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Cerro Gordo County
 
County Website: www.co.cerro-gordo.ia.us/
County Seat for Cerro Gordo:   Mason City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cerro Gordo County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Dougherty     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Thornton     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Meservey     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Rockwell     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Swaledale     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cartersville (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hurley (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 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
Aureola     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marble Rock     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 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
Burdette (Unver)     [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bradford     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Faulkner (Unver)     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Oakland     [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Popejoy     [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Reeve (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Geneva     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hampton     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Coulter     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Washington (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hansell     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Latimer     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Chapin     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Alexander     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sheffield     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 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
Wellsburg     [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ivester (Unver)     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Buck Grove     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Holland     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fern     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Grundy Center     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Conrad     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lear (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Beaman     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Stout     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lincoln (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Morrison     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dairyville (Unver)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dike     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Reinbeck     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fredsville (Unver)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Zaneta (Unver)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
 

Hamilton County
 
County Seat for Hamilton:   Webster City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Williams     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ellsworth     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Blairsburg     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Jewell     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Randall     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Remicker (Hist)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Kamrar     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Stonega (Unver)     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rosendale (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stanhope     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Webster City     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Highview (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Homer (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Stratford     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Hancock County
 
County Seat for Hancock:   Garner
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hancock County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Goodell     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Jasper County
 
County Seat for Jasper:   Newton
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jasper County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Clyde     [Map]     S   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
Illinois Grove (Unver)     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bangor (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Liscomb     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bromley (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Saint Anthony     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Clemons     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Minerva (Unver)     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Moningers (Unver)     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Albion     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Maulsby (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marietta (Unver)     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
LaMoille     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
State Center     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Green Mountain (Unver)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Marshalltown     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Luray (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Malta (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Rockton (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Predonia (Hist)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Edenville (Unver)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Melbourne     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Rhodes     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
State Center Junction (Unver)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wolf Lake Addition (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Haverhill     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Van (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Quarry (Unver)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dillon (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Le Grand     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ferguson     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pickering (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Laurel     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dunbar     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Polk County
 
County Website: www.co.polk.ia.us/
County Seat for Polk:   Des Moines
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Oakwood Station (Hist)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Story County
 
County Website: www.storycounty.com/
County Seat for Story:   Nevada
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Story County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Zearing     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
McCallsburg     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Roland     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Fernald     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Story City     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Colo     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gilbert     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Nevada     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bloomington (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Homestead Colony (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Shipley     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Zenorsville     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ames     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Collins     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Iowa Center     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Robison-Whitaker Acres (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ontario     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Maxwell     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cambridge     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kelley     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Midvale     [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
Lincoln     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gladbrook     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dinsdale (Unver)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Garwin     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Montour     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Buckingham     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Webster County
 
County Website: www.webstercountyia.org/
County Seat for Webster:   Fort Dodge
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Flugstad (Hist)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Duncombe     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Wright County
 
County Website: www.wrightcounty.org/
County Seat for Wright:   Clarion
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wright County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Dows     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Galt     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rowan     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Morhain (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Solberg (Hist)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Clarion     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Woolstock     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Cornelia     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Belmond     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Florence (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Holmes     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Eagle Grove     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Nuel (Hist)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Owasa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Owasa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Owasa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4317, Longitude: -93.2050     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Owasa 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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This page was last modified: 27 Aug 2019
By John Hall