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Our Genealogy Helper for Owasa ...

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 Owasa (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 Owasa. 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 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.

Owasa is located in Hardin County.

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

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

  DirDistance
Hardin     (The home county for Owasa)
  Eagle City   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Robertson   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Iowa Falls   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Steamboat Rock   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Eldora   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cleves   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Buckeye   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hubbard   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Alden   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  New Providence   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ackley   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Gifford   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Radcliffe   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Black Hawk
  Finchford   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 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]
 
Boone
  Jordan   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bremer
  Janesville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Butler
  Austinville   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Aplington   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kesley   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Dumont   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bristow   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Aredale   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Allison   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Hartford   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clarksville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Shell Rock   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Greene   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cerro Gordo
  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]
 
Floyd
  Aureola   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Marble Rock   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Franklin
  Bradford   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Popejoy   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 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]
  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
  Wellsburg   [Map]     E   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]
  Beaman   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stout   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Morrison   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dike   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Reinbeck   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Hamilton
  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]
  Kamrar   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stanhope   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Webster City   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stratford   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hancock
  Goodell   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jasper
  Clyde   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
  Liscomb   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saint Anthony   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clemons   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Albion   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  LaMoille   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  State Center   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Marshalltown   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Melbourne   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rhodes   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Haverhill   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Le Grand   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ferguson   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Story
  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]
  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]
 
Tama
  Lincoln   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gladbrook   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 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
  Duncombe   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wright
  Dows   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Galt   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rowan   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Solberg - Historic   [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]
  Holmes   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Eagle Grove   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Owasa ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Owasa.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Hardin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jackson Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hardin County Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kidwiler Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE North Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jackson Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Cottage Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rough Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eldora Training School Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hazel Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Park Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Boylan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Ellsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eldora Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Steamboat Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clay Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Leverton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Tipton Norwegian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tipton Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Chapel Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE East Lawn Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  ENE Egbers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Sherman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Buckner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Buckeye Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Xenia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE East Friesland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE German Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Owasa ...

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 226 newspapers that have been published in the area around Owasa.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Owasa, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Owasa.

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, Owasa had a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Owasa had a population of 42 people.

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

Hughs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Owasa
 - Hughs had a post office and railroad service
 
Iowa Falls   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Owasa
 - 1895 population of 1,796 people (with 5,036 people in 2018)
 - Iowa Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Robertson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Owasa
 - Robertson had a post office and railroad service
 
Eldora   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Owasa
 - 1895 population of 1,577 people (with 2,621 people in 2018)
 - Eldora had a post office and railroad service
 
Steamboat Rock   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Owasa
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 303 people in 2018)
 - Steamboat Rock had a post office and railroad service
 
Abbott   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Owasa
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Abbott had a post office and railroad service
 
Cleves   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Owasa
 - Cleves had a post office and railroad service
 
Abbott Crossing - Historic   [Map]
 - While Abbott Crossing was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Owasa
 - Abbott Crossing had railroad service and no post office
 
Hubbard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Owasa
 - 1895 population of 452 people (with 804 people in 2018)
 - Hubbard 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 Owasa. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Owasa in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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 Hardin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Black Hawk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bremer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Butler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cerro Gordo County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Floyd County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grundy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hancock County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jasper County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marshall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Story County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tama County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wright County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

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 Owasa ...

While our initial data about Owasa came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Owasa 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 Owasa.

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 Owasa:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Owasa in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Owasa for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Owasa. See our Misc Page for Owasa for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Hardin County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Owasa. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), 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 we use 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>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 Owasa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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