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Our Genealogy Helper for Parksville ...

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

We've added Parksville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Parksville, 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 Parksville (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 Parksville. 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 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Van Buren County: Davis, Henry, Jefferson, Lee, Clark (MO) & Scotland (MO).

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

  DirDistance
Van Buren     (The home county for Parksville)
  Birmingham   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<2>
  Stockport   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Douds   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Leando   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Keosauqua   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Selma   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bonaparte   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mount Sterling   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cantril   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
 
Appanoose
  Orleans   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Unionville   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Davis
  Pulaski   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Floris   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bloomfield   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Drakesville   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  West Grove   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Paris   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Des Moines
  Danville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Yarmouth   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Middletown   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  West Burlington   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mediapolis   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sperry   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Henry
  Hillsboro   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rome   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Oakland Mills   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Salem   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Westwood   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Coppock   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Wayland   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Swedesburg   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  New London   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Olds   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Jefferson
  Libertyville   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lockridge   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Maharishi Vedic City   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Batavia   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Abingdon   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Pleasant Plain   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Packwood   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Linby   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pekin   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Keokuk
  Richland   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ollie   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Martinsburg   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hedrick   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hayesville   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harper   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Keota   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sigourney   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Delta   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kinross   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lee
  Big Mound   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Russellville - Historic   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  White Lane - Historic   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Houghton   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mount Hamill   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Primrose   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pilot Grove   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Saint Paul   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Donnellson   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Point   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Louisa
  Wyman   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cotter   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Morning Sun   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Columbus Junction   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mahaska
  Fremont   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cedar   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wright   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wapello
  Eldon   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Agency   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cliffland   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Competine   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Ottumwa   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chillicothe   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kirkville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Blakesburg   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Washington
  Brighton   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rubio   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Crawfordsville   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Washington   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Chester   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ainsworth   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Hancock (IL)
  Nauvoo (IL)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Niota (IL)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pontoosuc (IL)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clark (MO)
  Luray (MO)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Revere (MO)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kahoka (MO)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wyaconda (MO)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clark City (MO)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Neeper (MO)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wayland (MO)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Knox (MO)
  Rutledge (MO)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Schuyler (MO)
  Downing (MO)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lancaster (MO)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Scotland (MO)
  Granger (MO)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Arbela (MO)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Memphis (MO)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gorin (MO)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  South Gorin (MO)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Parksville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Parksville.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tedrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winchester Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parkerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NW Methodist Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW United Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Topping Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Clinkenbeard Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Kilbourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW White Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gilbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Trumbo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fordyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Steele Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Roth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Leech Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Forbes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW County Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Rider Cemetery   [Map]     
  S County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Anson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Railroad Grave   [Map]     
  SE Dibble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fielder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Galliher Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bradshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Leando Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stone - Tree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Glasgow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Boyer Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roush Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Valentine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pittsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Memorial Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fellows Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lippincott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Columbus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blackmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hickory Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Purdom Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bentonsport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gilmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bonnifield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winsell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Parksville ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Parksville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Parksville, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Parksville.

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 Parksville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Parksville.

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

Winchester   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Parksville
 - 1895 population of 217 people
 - Winchester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Parksville
 - 1895 population of 545 people (with 417 people in 2018)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Collett   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Parksville
 - Collett had railroad service and no post office
 
Kilbourn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Parksville
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Kilbourn had a post office and railroad service
 
Stockport   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Parksville
 - Stockport had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Zion   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Parksville
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Mount Zion had a post office and railroad service
 
Utica   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Parksville
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Utica had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pierceville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Parksville
 - 1895 population of 122 people
 - Pierceville had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Parksville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Parksville in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Parksville:

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 Van Buren County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Appanoose County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Davis 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

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Keokuk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Louisa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mahaska County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wapello County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hancock County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clark County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Knox County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Schuyler County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Scotland County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Van Buren 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
      Missouri

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Van Buren County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Parksville, 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Parksville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parksville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8689, Longitude: -91.9271     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parksville 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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