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Nearest Communities to Palmer, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city 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.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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 Palmer and not the distance if driven.<1>

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



Palmer is located in Pocahontas County.

The following 8 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pocahontas County: Buena Vista, Calhoun, Clay, Humboldt, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Sac & Webster.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 170 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Palmer. Of these communities, 156 are located in counties other than Pocahontas 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 Palmer (which is Pocahontas 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 Palmer. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Boone CountyGreene CountyPalo Alto County
Buena Vista CountyHamilton CountySac County
Calhoun CountyHancock CountyWebster County
Carroll CountyHumboldt CountyWright County
Clay CountyKossuth County 


Pocahontas County     (The county where Palmer resides)
 
County Seat for Pocahontas:   Pocahontas
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Lizard (Hist)     [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Westview (Unver)     [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Blanden (Unver)     [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rusk (Unver)     [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pocahontas     [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rolfe     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rubens Siding (Unver)     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ware (Unver)     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fonda     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Havelock     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ridotto (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Varina     [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Plover     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Laurens     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 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
Boxholm     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Buena Vista County
 
County Website: www.co.buena-vista.ia.us/
County Seat for Buena Vista:   Storm Lake
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buena Vista County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Albert City     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Newell     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Marathon     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sulphur Springs (Unver)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Leverett (Unver)     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Juniata     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lakeside     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Storm Lake     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Truesdale     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Rembrandt     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Casino Beach     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sioux Rapids     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Alta     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Linn Grove     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hanover (Unver)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Elkton (Unver)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Calhoun County
 
County Seat for Calhoun:   Rockwell City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Pomeroy     [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Manson     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Twin Lakes     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Knoke (Unver)     [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jolley     [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Richard (Unver)     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Knierim     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rockwell City     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lavinia (Unver)     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Piper (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Sherwood (Unver)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Stimsons (Hist)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Somers     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lytton     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rinard     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rands (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Easley (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Yetter     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lake City     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lohrville     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Farnhamville     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Wightman (Unver)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
 

Carroll County
 
County Website: www.co.carroll.ia.us/
County Seat for Carroll:   Carroll
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Lanesboro     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kentner (Unver)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Benan (Hist)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lidderdale     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Breda     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mount Carmel (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Glidden     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ralston     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Maple River (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Clay County
 
County Website: www.co.clay.ia.us/
County Seat for Clay:   Spencer
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Webb     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Maclay (Hist)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Cornell (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gillett Grove     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Greenville     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rossie     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dickens     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Greene County
 
County Seat for Greene:   Jefferson
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Adaza (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Churdan     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Paton     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Farlin (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dana     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 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
Highview (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Homer (Unver)     [Map]     SE   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
Corwith     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Humboldt County
 
County Seat for Humboldt:   Dakota City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Humboldt County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Pioneer     [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gilmore City     [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Unique (Unver)     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bradgate     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rutland     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Humboldt     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jones Siding (Unver)     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dakota City     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ottosen     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bode     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Arnold     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Livermore     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Thor     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hardy     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Renwick     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
 

Kossuth County
 
County Seat for Kossuth:   Algona
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kossuth County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Saint Joseph (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Whittemore     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Galbraith (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lu Verne     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Irvington     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hobarton (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Algona     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hanna (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lotts Creek (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Benedict (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sexton (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Palo Alto County
 
County Seat for Palo Alto:   Emmetsburg
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Palo Alto County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Mallard     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
West Bend     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Curlew     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rodman     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ayrshire     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cylinder     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Emmetsburg     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fairville (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ruthven     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Depew (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Osgood (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fallow (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Sac County
 
County Website: www.saccounty.org/
County Seat for Sac:   Sac City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sac County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Pettis (Unver)     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sac City     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Nemaha     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Auburn     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Grant City     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Early     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ulmer (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hart (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lake View     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Carnarvon (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sac City Junction (Hist)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wall Lake     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Schaller     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Brook Mount (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
McCloy (Hist)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Odebolt     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 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
Clare     [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Barnum     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wadleigh (Unver)     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tara (Unver)     [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Roelyn (Unver)     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Moorland     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Slifer     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
West Fort Dodge (Hist)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Badger     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Fort Dodge     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Callender     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Roberts (Unver)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Shady Oak (Unver)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cypsum City (Hist)     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Otho     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Coalville     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kalo (Unver)     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gowrie     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lundgren (Unver)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Judd (Unver)     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Vincent     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Evanston     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Palm Grove     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Burnside     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Duncombe     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Border Plains (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Brushy     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lena (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Harcourt     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lehigh     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lanyon     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Flugstad (Hist)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dayton     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 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
Nuel (Hist)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Eagle Grove     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Goldfield     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Woolstock     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Florence (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Holmes     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Palmer. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palmer) 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 Palmer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Palmer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6299, Longitude: -94.5985     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palmer 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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