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Our Genealogy Helper for Park View ...

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 Park View (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 Park View. 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 Park View ...

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 Park View.

  • Typical abbreviation for Park View: Park Vw.

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.

Park View is located in Scott County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Scott County: Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine & Rock Island (IL).

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

Scott     (The home county for Park View)
  Long Grove   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Eldridge   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  McCausland   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Donahue   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bettendorf   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Maysville   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Davenport   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Panorama Park   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Le Claire   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Durant   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lowden   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bennett   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lime City   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tipton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stanwood   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Buchanan   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cedar Valley   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Centerdale   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mechanicsville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Folletts   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Grand Mound   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Shaffton   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Low Moor   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Elvira   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  North Welton   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Welton   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Camanche   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Wheatland   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Sixmile   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Preston   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Maquoketa   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Spragueville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Miles   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Buckhorn   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Van Buren   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Andrew   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sabula   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Monmouth   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Springbrook   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Green Island   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ironhills   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oxford Mills   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oxford Junction   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Olin   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Onslow   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Center Junction   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Midway Beach   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  South Towne Park   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Muscatine   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Atalissa   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fruitland   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Liberty   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bureau (IL)
  Yorktown (IL)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Carroll (IL)
  Thomson (IL)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ayers (IL)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Savanna (IL)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Argo Fay (IL)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ideal (IL)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fair Haven (IL)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wacker (IL)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Arnold (IL)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Center Hill (IL)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Marcus (IL)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Blackhawk (IL)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chadwick (IL)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Carroll (IL)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Henry (IL)
  Cleveland (IL)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Green Rock (IL)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Colona (IL)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Dayton (IL)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Hickory Hills (IL)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Orion (IL)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Geneseo (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Osco (IL)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lynn Center (IL)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Andover (IL)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ophiem (IL)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cambridge (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Atkinson (IL)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
  Hanover (IL)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mercer (IL)
  Sherrard (IL)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Preemption (IL)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Matherville (IL)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Shale City (IL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Viola (IL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gilchrist (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Windsor (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Windsor (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Aledo (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Eliza (IL)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Joy (IL)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Burgess (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rock Island (IL)
  Cordova (IL)   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hampton (IL)   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Moline (IL)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Port Byron (IL)   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  East Moline (IL)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rock Island (IL)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rapids City (IL)   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Barstow (IL)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Carbon Cliff (IL)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Silvis (IL)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Coal Valley (IL)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Milan (IL)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Coyne Center (IL)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Whiteside (IL)
  Albany (IL)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Newton Corners (IL)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fulton (IL)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Erie (IL)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Fenton (IL)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Morrison (IL)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lyndon (IL)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Prophetstown (IL)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tampico (IL)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Coleta (IL)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Galt (IL)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Park View ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Park View.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Eldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Long Grove Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Kay Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Anns Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE LeClaire Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fessler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCausland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Linn Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barber Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allison Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Maysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davenport Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jacks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nowlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Prairie Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Allens Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW O'Toole Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oakdale Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Fenno Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Princeton City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowers - Dannatt - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pehlam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Emmanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Park View ...

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 186 newspapers that have been published in the area around Park View.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Park View, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Park View.

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>

While we didn't find Park View in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Park View.

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

Long Grove   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Park View
 - 1895 population of 88 people (with 868 people in 2018)
 - Long Grove had a post office and railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Park View
 - 1895 population of 99 people (with 6,813 people in 2018)
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Noel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Noel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Park View
 - Noel had a post office and railroad service
Gambrill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Gambrill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Park View
 - Gambrill had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Joy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Park View
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Mount Joy had a post office and railroad service
McCausland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Park View
 - McCausland had a post office and railroad service
Donahue   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Park View
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 367 people in 2018)
 - Donahue had a post office and railroad service
De Witt   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Park View
 - 1895 population of 1,359 people (with 5,169 people in 2018)
 - De Witt 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 Park View. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Park View 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 professional and volunteer 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 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 Park View:

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 Scott County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cedar County:     Cyndi's



Clinton County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Jones County:     Cyndi's



Muscatine County:     Cyndi's



Bureau County (IL):     Cyndi's



Carroll County (IL):     Cyndi's



Henry County (IL):     Cyndi's



Jo Daviess County (IL):     Cyndi's



Mercer County (IL):     Cyndi's



Rock Island County (IL):     Cyndi's



Whiteside County (IL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Scott County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Iowa, for Scott 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Scott County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Park View. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Scott County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Park View) 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 Park View. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Park View

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Park View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6939, Longitude: -90.5408     [Map].

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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:

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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 Park View, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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