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Our Genealogical Helper for Alvarado ...

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 Alvarado (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 Alvarado. 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 Alvarado ...

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 102 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alvarado.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alvarado, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alvarado.

Cemeteries Near Alvarado ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alvarado.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW North Otsgeo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Eddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Edon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ligett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Teegardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Otsego Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Columbia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW South Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Malcom Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Farnham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Dygert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE West Buffalo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Billingstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Circle Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Barkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rude Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hepker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eagle Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Heritage Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nettle Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Circle Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Matson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Clarksville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gardner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Teeters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sowles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crockett 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Alvarado had a population of 22 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Metz   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Alvarado
 - 1895 population of 239 people
 - Metz had a post office and no railroad service
Edon (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Alvarado
 - 1895 population of 601 people (with 814 people in 2017)
 - Edon had a post office and no railroad service
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Alvarado
 - 1895 population of 350 people (with 1,547 people in 2017)
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
Ellis   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alvarado
 - Ellis had a post office and no railroad service
Artic   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Alvarado
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Artic had a post office and no railroad service
Blakeslee (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Alvarado
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 94 people in 2017)
 - Blakeslee had a post office and railroad service
Cooney (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Alvarado
 - Cooney had a post office and no railroad service
Edgerton (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Alvarado
 - 1895 population of 967 people (with 2,000 people in 2017)
 - Edgerton 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 Alvarado. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Alvarado 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Alvarado is located in Steuben County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Steuben County: DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Branch (MI), Hillsdale (MI) & Williams (OH).

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

Steuben     (The home county for Alvarado)
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Russels Point   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Angola   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pleasant Lake   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clear Lake   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hudson   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jamestown   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Orland   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Leo   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grabill   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harlan   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leo-Cedarville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodburn   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ari   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntertown   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hacienda Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dunn Mill   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Zulu   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Wayne   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ashley   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Saint Joe   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Corunna   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Spencerville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garrett   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Altona   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stroh   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      South Milford   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mongo   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wolcottville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      LaGrange   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Howe   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Topeka   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shipshewana   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kendallville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wakeville Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Laotto   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rome City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brimfield   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Albion   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Port Mitchell   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wawaka   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Merriam   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wolflake   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimmell   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Churubusco   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tri-Lakes   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Branch (MI)
      Ray (MI)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Canada Shores (MI)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Quincy (MI)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coldwater (MI)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trailtree Village (MI)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bronson (MI)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Girard (MI)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sherwood (MI)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union City (MI)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Calhoun (MI)
      Tekonsha (MI)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burlington (MI)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Homer (MI)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Athens (MI)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hillsdale (MI)
      Camden (MI)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Montgomery (MI)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Reading (MI)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Frontier (MI)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ransom (MI)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Steamburg (MI)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Waldron (MI)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Allen (MI)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hillsdale (MI)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Osseo (MI)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pittsford (MI)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jonesville (MI)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Jackson (MI)
      Hanover (MI)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lenawee (MI)
      Hudson (MI)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morenci (MI)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Canandaigua (MI)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Morenci (MI)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rollin (MI)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clayton (MI)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison (MI)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Seneca (MI)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Manitou Beach (MI)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weston (MI)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Manitou Beach-Devils Lake (MI)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Joseph (MI)
      Fawn River (MI)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burr Oak (MI)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sturgis (MI)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Findley (MI)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colon (MI)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nottawa (MI)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakwood (MI)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Leonidas (MI)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Defiance (OH)
      Hicksville (OH)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ney (OH)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sherwood (OH)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Defiance (OH)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Williamstown (OH)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fulton (OH)
      Archbold (OH)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fayette (OH)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eckley (OH) - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ritters (OH) - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powers (OH) - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thelma (OH) - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Inlet (OH) - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakshade (OH)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wauseon (OH)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Denson (OH) - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Advance (OH)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lyons (OH)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Henry (OH)
      Florida (OH)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Napoleon (OH)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Paulding (OH)
      Link (OH) - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      New Rochester (OH) - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Antwerp (OH)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Knoxdale (OH) - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cecil (OH)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Emmett (OH)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Renollet (OH) - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paulding (OH)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Payne (OH)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Worstville (OH)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Latty (OH)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Broughton (OH)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Williams (OH)
      Edon (OH)   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Blakeslee (OH)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Denmark (OH) - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Edgerton (OH)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Montpelier (OH)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jim Town (OH)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holiday City (OH)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pioneer (OH)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bryan (OH)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Unity (OH)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alvordton (OH)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stryker (OH)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

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, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Alvarado:

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 Steuben County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Allen County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb 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    
Whitley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Branch County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Calhoun County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hillsdale County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lenawee County (MI):       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    
Fulton County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding 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 Steuben County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Indiana     Cemetery Wiki for Indiana
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Indiana

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 Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alvarado ...

While our initial data for Alvarado came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Alvarado 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 Alvarado.

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 Alvarado:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Alvarado.
      See our Misc Page for Alvarado for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Indiana

About Steuben County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Steuben County:

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alvarado. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5734, Longitude: -84.8367     [Map].

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<2>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 Alvarado, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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