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Our Genealogy Helper for Reasnor ...

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 Reasnor (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 Reasnor. 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 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.

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.

Reasnor is located in Jasper County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jasper County: Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story & Tama.

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

Jasper     (The home county for Reasnor)
  Galesburg   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Monroe   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Killduff   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lambs Grove   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Newton   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Metz   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sully   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Kellogg   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Prairie City   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lynnville   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Goddard   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oakland Acres   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Victor   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Thornburg   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  What Cheer   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Delta   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Peoria   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Taintor   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  New Sharon   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Olivet   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fishville   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lacey   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Union Mills   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Evans   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Beacon   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oskaloosa   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Barnes City   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  University Park   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Otley   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pella   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Swan   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Pleasantville   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Pershing   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Tracy   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Attica   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Indiana   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bussey   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Melcher-Dallas   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Marysville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Laurel   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gilman   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Haverhill   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Melbourne   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rhodes   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ferguson   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  State Center   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  LaMoille   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Marshalltown   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Le Grand   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Albion   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clemons   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lovilia   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Albia   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Runnells   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mitchellville   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Bondurant   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Berwick   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Country Estate Village   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elkhart   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Des Moines   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ankeny   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Saylorville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alleman   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Windsor Heights   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Searsboro   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Grinnell   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Malcom   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Montezuma   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sheridan   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Deep River   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Guernsey   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hartwick   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Collins   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Maxwell   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Iowa Center   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Colo   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Huxley   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nevada   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Shipley   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fernald   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Midvale   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sheldahl   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Slater   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Montour   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tama   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Toledo   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gladstone   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Garwin   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Eddyville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kirkville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Sandyville   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Carlisle   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ackworth   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Milo   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Indianola   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lacona   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lakewood   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Norwalk   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Liberty Center   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cumming   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Reasnor ...

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 175 newspapers that have been published in the area around Reasnor.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Reasnor, 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 Reasnor.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Reasnor:

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 Jasper County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Keokuk County:     Cyndi's



Lucas County:     Cyndi's



Mahaska County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Poweshiek County:     Cyndi's



Story County:     Cyndi's



Tama County:     Cyndi's



Wapello County:     Cyndi's



Warren County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

Cemeteries Near Reasnor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Reasnor.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Hewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Palo Alto Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Seay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gifford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Kleins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adamson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Dowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Monroe Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Pendroy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dearinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jasper County Burying Ground   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Ritter - Worth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Slagel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mound Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Gibbons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dairygrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Newton Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Mikesell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burkhalter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hannold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sully Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Saums Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sugar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Griffis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moffitt Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chester Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Swans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Center Friends Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Rorabaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kelley Family Burial Ground   [Map]     

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Reasnor had a population of 128 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Reasnor had a population of 155 people.

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

Galesburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Reasnor
 - 1895 population of 289 people
 - Galesburg had a post office and no railroad service
Monroe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Reasnor
 - 1895 population of 952 people (with 1,874 people in 2018)
 - Monroe had a post office and railroad service
Coal Siding - Historic   [Map]
 - While Coal Siding was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Reasnor
 - Coal Siding had railroad service and no post office
Killduff   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Reasnor
 - Killduff had a post office and no railroad service
Murphy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Reasnor
 - Murphy had a post office and railroad service
Otley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Reasnor
 - 1895 population of 271 people
 - Otley had a post office and railroad service
Metz   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Reasnor
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Metz had a post office and railroad service
Newton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Reasnor
 - 1895 population of 2,564 people (with 15,209 people in 2018)
 - Newton had a post office and railroad service
Sully   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Reasnor
 - Sully 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 Reasnor. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Reasnor in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Reasnor ...

While our initial data about Reasnor came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Reasnor in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Reasnor.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Reasnor:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Reasnor in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Reasnor for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Reasnor. See our Misc Page for Reasnor for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Iowa Community

About Jasper County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Reasnor) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Reasnor. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Reasnor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reasnor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5789, Longitude: -93.0229     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Reasnor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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:
<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 Reasnor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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