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Our Genealogy Helper for Page Center ...

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 Page Center (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 Page Center. 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 Page Center ...

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 Page Center.

  • Typical abbreviation for Page Center: Page Ctr. (or less commonly used: Page Cen., Page Cent. or Page Cntr.)

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Page Center is located in Page County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Page County: Fremont, Montgomery, Taylor, Atchison (MO) & Nodaway (MO).

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

  DirDistance
Page     (The home county for Page Center)
  Yorktown   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Tarkio City - Historic   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Clarinda   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  College Springs   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Shambaugh   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Coin   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Braddyville   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hepburn   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Northboro   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Essex   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Adams
  Nodaway   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brooks   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Strand   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Corning   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Quincy   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Queen City - Historic   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lincoln Center   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mercer   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mount Etna   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Prescott   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stringtown   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Carl   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cass
  Griswold   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Fremont
  Farragut   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Imogene   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Riverton   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sidney   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hamburg   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tabor   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Thurman   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Percival   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bartlett   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  McPaul   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Mills
  Emerson   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hastings   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Malvern   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Silver City   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pacific Junction   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Montgomery
  Coburg   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Villisca   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Red Oak   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Tenville   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elliott   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grant   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Pottawattamie
  Macedonia   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Carson   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ringgold
  Maloy   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Redding   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Benton   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Taylor
  New Market   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Siam   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Gravity   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bedford   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Conway   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sharpsburg   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Athelstan   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lenox   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blockton   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clearfield   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Union
  Kent   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Atchison (MO)
  Westboro (MO)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Farmers City (MO)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tarkio (MO)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rock Port (MO)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fairfax (MO)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Watson (MO)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Phelps City (MO)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Holt (MO)
  Maitland (MO)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Corning (MO)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Craig (MO)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mound City (MO)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nodaway (MO)
  Elmo (MO)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clearmont (MO)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Burlington Junction (MO)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Hopkins (MO)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Quitman (MO)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Pickering (MO)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Maryville (MO)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Skidmore (MO)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Parnell (MO)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ravenwood (MO)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Graham (MO)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Arkoe (MO)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Conception Junction (MO)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Worth (MO)
  Sheridan (MO)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oxford (MO)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grant City (MO)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Irena (MO)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cass (NE)
  Rock Bluff (NE)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nemaha (NE)
  Brownville (NE)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Peru (NE)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint Deroin (NE) - Historic   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Nemaha (NE)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Julian (NE)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Otoe (NE)
  Nebraska City (NE)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Page Center ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Page Center.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Lee Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Posley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Covenanter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Snow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clarinda Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE State Hospital Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Immanual Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Houser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blanchard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Braddyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Memory Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Aron View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vise Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hawleyville Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Page Center ...

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 122 newspapers that have been published in the area around Page Center.

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

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, Page Center had railroad service and no post office.

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

Yorktown   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Page Center
 - Yorktown had a post office and railroad service
 
Clarinda   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Page Center
 - 1895 population of 3,262 people (with 5,376 people in 2018)
 - Clarinda had a post office and railroad service
 
Coin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Page Center
 - 1895 population of 423 people (with 177 people in 2018)
 - Coin had a post office and railroad service
 
College Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Page Center
 - 1895 population of 491 people (with 206 people in 2018)
 - College Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shambaugh   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Page Center
 - 1895 population of 583 people (with 179 people in 2018)
 - Shambaugh had a post office and railroad service
 
Norwich   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Page Center
 - Norwich had a post office and railroad service
 
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Page Center
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Bingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Blanchard   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Page Center
 - 1895 population of 432 people (with 36 people in 2018)
 - Blanchard 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 Page Center. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Page Center in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - 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 Page Center:

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 Page County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cass County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fremont County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mills County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pottawattamie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ringgold County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Atchison County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Holt County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nodaway County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Worth County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cass County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nemaha County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Otoe County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Page County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Iowa, for Page 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
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Missouri
      Nebraska

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Page Center ...

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

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 Page Center:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Iowa

About Page County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Page Center. 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- Page Center) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Page Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7122, Longitude: -95.1297     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Page Center 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 Page Center, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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