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Nearest Communities to Panama, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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 starting from Panama and not the distance if you are driving it.<1>

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



Panama is located in Shelby County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Audubon, Carroll, Cass, Crawford, Harrison & Pottawattamie.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 167 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Panama. Of these communities, 150 are located in counties other than Shelby 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 Panama (which is Shelby 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 Panama. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Audubon CountyHarrison CountyWoodbury County
Carroll CountyMills CountyBurt County (NE)
Cass CountyMonona CountyDouglas County (NE)
Crawford CountyPottawattamie CountyWashington County (NE)
Guthrie CountySac County 


Shelby County     (The county where Panama resides)
 
County Website: www.shco.org/
County Seat for Shelby:   Harlan
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Westphalia     [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Earling     [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Portsmouth     [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Manteno (Unver)     [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Defiance     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tennant     [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harlan     [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kirkman     [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Corley     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Irwin     [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Shelby     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Red Line (Unver)     [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jacksonville (Unver)     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Poplar (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Botna (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rorbeck (Unver)     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elk Horn     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
 

Audubon County
 
County Seat for Audubon:   Audubon
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Audubon County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Fiscus     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Poplar (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kimballton     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Sharon (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gray     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Audubon     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Nishna (Unver)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ross (Unver)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hamlin     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Brayton     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Exira     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Oakfield (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Viola Center (Unver)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gardner (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Larland (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kenfield (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 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
Manning     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Templeton     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Halbur     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Arcadia     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Roselle     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dedham     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Maple River (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Willey     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Carroll Community Estates     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carroll     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Breda     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carrollton (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Cass County
 
County Seat for Cass:   Atlantic
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cass County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Marne     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lorah (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Atlantic     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sycamore Village     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Indiantown (Hist)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grove City (Hist)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lewis     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wiota     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Griswold     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Norway Center     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Crawford County
 
County Website: www.crawfordcounty.org/
County Seat for Crawford:   Denison
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Buck Grove     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dow City     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Haley (Unver)     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Astor (Unver)     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Arion     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bell (Unver)     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Manilla     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kenwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kimze (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sunset Village     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Denison     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Aspinwall     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Charter Oak     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Berne (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Deloit     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Vail     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ricketts     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Schleswig     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Westside     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Boyer     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Kiron     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Boyer River (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
 

Guthrie County
 
County Seat for Guthrie:   Guthrie Center
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guthrie County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
North Branch     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Harrison County
 
County Website: www.harrisoncountyia.org/
County Seat for Harrison:   Logan
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Baird (Unver)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dunlap     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Persia     [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Woodbine     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Magill (Unver)     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hard Scratch (Unver)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Willett (Unver)     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Yorkshire (Unver)     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Crisp (Unver)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Union Burg (Hist)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Logan     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Allen (Unver)     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Orton (Unver)     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Beebeetown (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Magnolia     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Calhoun (Unver)     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Euclid (Unver)     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Findley (Unver)     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Missouri Valley     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Echo (Unver)     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pisgah     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Orson (Unver)     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Little Sioux     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Modale     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mondamin     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
California Junction     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
River Sioux (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
 

Mills County
 
County Website: www.millscoia.us/
County Seat for Mills:   Glenwood
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mills County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Henderson     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Monona County
 
County Seat for Monona:   Onawa
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monona County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Moorhead     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Soldier     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Ute     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Castana     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Turin     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Blencoe     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mapleton     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Kennebec (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Onawa     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ticonic (Unver)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Pottawattamie County
 
County Website: www.pottcounty.com/
County Seat for Pottawattamie:   Council Bluffs
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pottawattamie County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Harlan Junction (Hist)     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Minden     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Avoca     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Neola     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Newtown (Hist)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Walnut     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hancock     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
York Center (Unver)     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pigeon (Unver)     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bentley (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Underwood     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Loveland     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Iola (Hist)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Peter (Unver)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Grable (Unver)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Honey Creek     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
McClelland     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Oakland     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Weston (Unver)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Ascot (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Quick (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Taylor (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Crescent     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Carson     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Clara (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gilliatt (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Treynor     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chautauqua (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Macedonia     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Carter Lake     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dumfries (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kemling (Hist)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Council Bluffs     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 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
Brogan (Hist)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wall Lake Station (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
McCloy (Hist)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Woodbury County
 
County Website: www.woodbury-ia.com/
County Seat for Woodbury:   Sioux City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodbury County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Danbury     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Burt County (NE)
 
County Seat for Burt:   Tekamah (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Burt County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Riverside (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tekamah (NE)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Douglas County (NE)
 
County Website: www.co.douglas.ne.us/
County Seat for Douglas:   Omaha (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Beechwood (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Home Park (NE)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Briggs (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
East Omaha (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Garden Valley Courts (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Debolt (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Irvington (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Washington County (NE)
 
County Website: www.co.washington.ne.us/
County Seat for Washington:   Blair (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
De Soto (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fort Calhoun (NE)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Nashville (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Blair (NE)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Herman (NE)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Panama. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7264, Longitude: -95.4755     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Panama 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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