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Our Genealogy Helper for Parkhurst ...

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

We've added Parkhurst to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Parkhurst, 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 Parkhurst (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 Parkhurst. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Johnson County: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine & Washington.

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

  DirDistance
Johnson     (The home county for Parkhurst)
  Oasis   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]<2>
  Iowa City   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hills   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lone Tree   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  University Heights   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Coralville   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Solon   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  North Liberty   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Tiffin   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Windham   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Amish   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Benton
  Walford   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Norway   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Atkins   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Watkins   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Newhall   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Blairstown   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cedar
  Downey   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Centerdale   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  West Branch   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cedar Valley   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Buchanan   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lime City   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Tipton   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mechanicsville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bennett   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Stanwood   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Clinton
  Wheatland   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Toronto   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lost Nation   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Des Moines
  Yarmouth   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Henry
  Olds   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Coppock   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wayland   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Swedesburg   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mount Union   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Iowa
  Homestead   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Amana   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Middle Amana   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Conroy   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Parnell   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  South Amana   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Williamsburg   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  North English   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marengo   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Millersburg   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jefferson
  Pleasant Plain   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jones
  Martelle   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Morley   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Olin   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oxford Mills   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oxford Junction   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Anamosa   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stone City   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Amber   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Center Junction   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Onslow   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Keokuk
  Kinross   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Keota   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Harper   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  South English   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Linn
  Ely   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bertram   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lincolnway Village   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cedar Rapids   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grand View Village   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Springville   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Squaw Creek Village   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Marion   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hiawatha   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Louisa
  Letts   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cotter   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Columbus Junction   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Grandview   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wyman   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wapello   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Morning Sun   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elrick Junction   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Muscatine
  West Liberty   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Nichols   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Atalissa   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Conesville   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  South Towne Park   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Muscatine   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fruitland   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Midway Beach   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Scott
  New Liberty   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Walcott   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Blue Grass   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dixon   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Maysville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Donahue   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Washington
  Riverside   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Kalona   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ainsworth   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Wellman   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Washington   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Crawfordsville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  West Chester   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rubio   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Mercer (IL)
  Eliza (IL)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Boston (IL)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Joy (IL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Rock Island (IL)
  Illinois City (IL)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Buffalo Prairie (IL)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Andalusia (IL)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Taylor Ridge (IL)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Parkhurst ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Parkhurst.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Molback Farm Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Thompson - Cherry Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Trowbridge - Lenz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Downey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW North Scott Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE South Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chamness Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE West Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Sandtown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Lenz Cemetery   [Map]     
  E North Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oasis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Walker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Fountain Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Lone Tree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Earhart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Lone Tree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Springdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Honey Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Agudas Achim Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Cline Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Morse Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW River Junction Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Gray's Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mentzer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Evans Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Mary's Newport Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Newport Twp. Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Pee Dee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE North Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Handcart Pioneer Burial Ground   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Morman Burying Ground   [Map]     
  W Welsh Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Parkhurst ...

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 95 newspapers that have been published in the area around Parkhurst.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Parkhurst, there are papers which were published within 31 miles [49.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Parkhurst.

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.

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

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

Downey   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Parkhurst
 - 1895 population of 114 people
 - Downey had a post office and railroad service
 
Midway - Historic   [Map]
 - While Midway was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Parkhurst
 - Midway had railroad service and no post office
 
Centerdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Parkhurst
 - 1895 population of 189 people
 - Centerdale had a post office and railroad service
 
Graham - Historic   [Map]
 - While Graham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Parkhurst
 - Graham had railroad service and no post office
 
West Branch   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Parkhurst
 - 1895 population of 474 people (with 2,426 people in 2018)
 - West Branch had a post office and railroad service
 
Oasis   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Parkhurst
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Oasis had a post office and railroad service
 
West Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Parkhurst
 - 1895 population of 1,268 people (with 3,794 people in 2018)
 - West Liberty had a post office and railroad service
 
Iowa City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Parkhurst
 - 1895 population of 7,016 people (with 76,290 people in 2018)
 - Iowa City had a post office and railroad service
 
Lone Tree   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Parkhurst
 - 1895 population of 229 people (with 1,389 people in 2018)
 - Lone Tree 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 Parkhurst. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Parkhurst 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 - 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 Parkhurst:

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 Johnson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cedar County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clinton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Des Moines County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iowa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jones County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Keokuk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Linn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Louisa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Muscatine County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Scott County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rock Island County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Johnson County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   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 ...
      Illinois

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Iowa

About Johnson County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Johnson County: www.johnson-county.com/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

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 Parkhurst, 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Parkhurst) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkhurst. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6061, Longitude: -91.4002     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parkhurst 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: findagrave.com.

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