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Ozark, Iowa

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Our Genealogy Helper for Ozark ...

So far, we have found very little information about Ozark. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Ozark to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ozark, please Contact Us.

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 Ozark (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 Ozark. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Ozark is historic, it would have been located within present day Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Clinton, Dubuque, Jones, Carroll (IL) & Jo Daviess (IL).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Ozark)
  Canton   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<2>
  Crab Town   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Ironhills   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Monmouth   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Buckhorn   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Maquoketa   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Andrew   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  La Motte   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Springbrook   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Saint Donatus   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bellevue   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Spragueville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Lowden   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stanwood   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Mechanicsville   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bennett   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tipton   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Buchanan   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cedar Valley   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lime City   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Durant   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  North Buena Vista   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Millville   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lost Nation   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Elwood   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Toronto   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Delmar   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  North Welton   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wheatland   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Welton   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grand Mound   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Goose Lake   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bryant   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hopkinton   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Delhi   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Earlville   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Delaware   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ryan   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Holy Cross   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oneida   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Colesburg   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Greeley   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Robinson   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bernard   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fillmore   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cascade   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Zwingle   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Epworth   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Farley   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Peosta   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Centralia   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Graf   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Rockdale   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Bankston   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Asbury   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oasis   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Solon   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Onslow   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Center Junction   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Oxford Junction   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Oxford Mills   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Amber   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Olin   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Langworthy   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Anamosa   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Morley   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Stone City   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Prairieburg   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Viola   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Springville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Central City   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Coggon   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Squaw Creek Village   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bertram   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Marion   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Alburnett   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  South Towne Park   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dixon   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Liberty   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Donahue   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Maysville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Long Grove   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McCausland   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Park View   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Walcott   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eldridge   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carroll (IL)
  Arnold (IL)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Blackhawk (IL)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Marcus (IL)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Savanna (IL)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ayers (IL)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
  East Dubuque (IL)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Aiken (IL)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Menominee (IL)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bremen (IL)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Galena (IL)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hanover (IL)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Elizabeth (IL)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Scales Mound (IL)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grant (WI)
  Sinnipee (WI) - Historic   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jamestown (WI)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hazel Green (WI)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hazel Green (WI)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dickeyville (WI)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Paris (WI)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Potosi (WI)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tennyson (WI)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cassville (WI)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Potosi (WI)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cuba City (WI)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Smelser (WI)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Waterloo (WI)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lafayette (WI)
  Benton (WI)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Diggings (WI)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Benton (WI)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  New Diggings (WI)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  White Oak Springs (WI)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Ozark ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ozark.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE English Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Griffin Estate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Canton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Ozark Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Reel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crabb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tracy Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Willison Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW North Mineral Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW South Mineral Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baldwin Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Ironhills Cemetery   [Map]     
  E East Iron Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Streets Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Aloysius Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Cady Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Monmouth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Said Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Peters Temple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Foley Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Esgate Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beedle Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Wyoming Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Buckhorn Waterford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  ESE Woods Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beedle Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Patrick's Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scotch Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW North Madison Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Goddard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Tilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sweezy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Ozark ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ozark.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ozark, 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 Ozark.

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.

Ozark itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 119 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Canton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ozark
 - 1895 population of 163 people
 - Canton had a post office and no railroad service
Emeline   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Ozark
 - Emeline had a post office and no railroad service
Clay Mills   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ozark
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Clay Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Monmouth   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Ozark
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 154 people in 2018)
 - Monmouth had a post office and railroad service
Ironhills   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Ozark
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Ironhills had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ozark
 - 1895 population of 227 people (with 107 people in 2018)
 - Baldwin had a post office and railroad service
Temple Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ozark
 - Temple Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Onslow   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ozark
 - 1895 population of 237 people (with 195 people in 2018)
 - Onslow 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 Ozark. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ozark in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Ozark:

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cedar County:     Cyndi's



Clayton County:     Cyndi's



Clinton County:     Cyndi's



Delaware County:     Cyndi's



Dubuque County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Jones County:     Cyndi's



Linn County:     Cyndi's



Muscatine County:     Cyndi's



Scott County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County (IL):     Cyndi's



Jo Daviess County (IL):     Cyndi's



Grant County (WI):     Cyndi's



Lafayette County (WI):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Jackson County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ozark ...

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

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 Ozark:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Jackson County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Ozark, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ozark) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ozark. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1575, Longitude: -90.8743     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ozark have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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:

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