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Our Genealogical Helper for Allen ...

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 Allen (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Allen. 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.

Newspapers Published in Allen ...

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 190 newspapers that have been published in the area around Allen.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Allen, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Allen.

Cemeteries Near Allen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Allen.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Allen covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Huntertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watterson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eel River Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Swan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jeffries Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lindenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boggs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Wigent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Covington Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Greenlawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Schlatter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Embrey Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Eel River Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Concordia Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grays Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Garrison Cemetery   [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>

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

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

Huntertown   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 298 people (with 5,286 people in 2016)
 - Huntertown had a post office and railroad service
 
Wallen   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Wallen had a post office and railroad service
 
Academie   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Academie had a post office and railroad service
 
Ari   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Ari had a post office and railroad service
 
Laotto   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 194 people
 - Laotto had a post office and railroad service
 
Churubusco   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 869 people (with 1,811 people in 2016)
 - Churubusco had a post office and railroad service
 
New Era   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - New Era had a post office and railroad service
 
Ege   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Ege had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 272 people
 - Arcola 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 Allen. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Allen in the 1890's.

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.

Allen is located in Allen County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Allen County: Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, Whitley, Defiance (OH), Paulding (OH) & Van Wert (OH).

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

  DirectionDistance
Allen     (The home county for Allen)
      Huntertown   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Dunn Mill   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ari   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Fort Wayne   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Leo-Cedarville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Leo   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hacienda Village   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grabill   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Anthony Wayne Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harlan   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Adams
      Preble   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pleasant Mills   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Berne   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linn Grove   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
DeKalb
      Altona   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Garrett   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spencerville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Corunna   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saint Joe   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Butler   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashley   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
 
Elkhart
      Millersburg   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bainter Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Paris   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Huntington
      Roanoke   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bowerstown   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Markle   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bippus   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Andrews   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Monument City - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Etna   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Warren   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Kosciusko
      Pierceton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Webster   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arrowhead Park   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winona Lake   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Syracuse   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wawasee Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Warsaw   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Milford   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Claypool   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
LaGrange
      South Milford   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Wolcottville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stroh   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Topeka   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      LaGrange   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mongo   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Howe   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shipshewana   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Noble
      Laotto   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Merriam   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Port Mitchell   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kendallville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Albion   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wakeville Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Wolflake   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brimfield   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rome City   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kimmell   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wawaka   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Steuben
      Hudson   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pleasant Lake   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Angola   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orland   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jamestown   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wabash
      Liberty Mills   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Servia   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Manchester   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Laketon   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lagro   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Urbana   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wells
      Zanesville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ossian   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Uniondale   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Craigville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bluffton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty Center   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vera Cruz   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Poneto   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reiffsburg   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Petroleum   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Whitley
      Churubusco   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dunfee   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tri-Lakes   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbia City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ormas   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Larwill   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Luther   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      South Whitley   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
 
Saint Joseph (MI)
      Fawn River (MI)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Defiance (OH)
      Hicksville (OH)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sherwood (OH)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ney (OH)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Paulding (OH)
      Link (OH) - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Antwerp (OH)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Payne (OH)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McGill (OH) - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Batson (OH) - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Knoxdale (OH) - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Worstville (OH)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cecil (OH)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Rochester (OH) - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tipton (OH) - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Latty (OH)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Paulding (OH)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dague (OH) - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Van Wert (OH)
      Convoy (OH)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scott (OH)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wren (OH)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Willshire (OH)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Van Wert (OH)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Williams (OH)
      Edgerton (OH)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Denmark (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blakeslee (OH)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Edon (OH)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bryan (OH)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montpelier (OH)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Allen:

These websites are specific to Indiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Indiana State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Indiana to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Allen County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elkhart County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Huntington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kosciusko County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
LaGrange County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Steuben County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wabash County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wells County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Joseph County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Defiance County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Wert County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Williams County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Indiana:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Indiana,     of Allen County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Indiana
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Indiana
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Indiana,     of Allen 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 Indiana
 
Also see ...
      Michigan
      Ohio

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community in Indiana

About Allen County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Allen County: www.co.allen.in.us/

The official website for State of Indiana: www.in.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Allen. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Allen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2000, Longitude: -85.1958     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Allen.