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Our Genealogical Helper for Ambia ...

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 Ambia (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 Ambia. 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 the area of Ambia ...

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 90 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ambia.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ambia. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ambia and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ambia.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> of Ambia.

Cemeteries Near Ambia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ambia.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Totheroh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Boswell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Floral Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Redtop Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Perigo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Brisco Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hooker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Ambia had a population of 293 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Ambia had a population of 219 people.

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

Cheneyville (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ambia
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Cheneyville had a post office and railroad service
Talbot   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ambia
 - 1895 population of 169 people
 - Talbot had a post office and railroad service
Dunnington   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ambia
 - Dunnington had a post office and no railroad service
Boswell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ambia
 - 1895 population of 558 people (with 756 people in 2017)
 - Boswell had a post office and railroad service
Hoopeston (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ambia
 - 1895 population of 1,911 people (with 5,112 people in 2017)
 - Hoopeston had a post office and railroad service
Stockland (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ambia
 - Stockland had a post office and no railroad service
Chase   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ambia
 - Chase had a post office and railroad service
Wellington (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ambia
 - 1895 population of 276 people (with 222 people in 2017)
 - Wellington had a post office and railroad service
Rossville (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ambia
 - 1895 population of 879 people (with 1,257 people in 2017)
 - Rossville 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 Ambia. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ambia 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 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.

Ambia is located in Benton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Benton County: Iroquois (IL), Vermilion (IL), Jasper, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren & White.

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

Benton     (The home county for Ambia)
      Talbot   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dunn - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Boswell   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fowler   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Earl Park   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Templeton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Otterbein   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Attica   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Covington   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Newtown   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mellott   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Veedersburg   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kingman   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wallace   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Remington   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collegeville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rensselaer   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wingate   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Richmond   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waynetown   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kentland   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Newton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Goodland   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brook   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beaver City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morocco   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Ayr   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Montmorenci   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Westpoint   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shadeland   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Lafayette   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Battle Ground   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corwin - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Romney   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buck Creek   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gladens Corner   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gessie   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Perrysville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cayuga   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brisco - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sloan - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Village   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chatterton - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Lebanon   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Williamsport   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      State Line City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      State Line   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wolcott   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brookston   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chalmers   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reynolds   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Springboro   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Champaign (IL)
      Penfield (IL)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gifford (IL)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Royal (IL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ludlow (IL)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ogden (IL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rantoul (IL)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (IL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Homer (IL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thomasboro (IL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ford (IL)
      Paxton (IL)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Roberts (IL)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Melvin (IL)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Piper City (IL)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elliott (IL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Iroquois (IL)
      Stockland (IL)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wellington (IL)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Milford (IL)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goodwine (IL)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Claytonville (IL)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Effner (IL)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sheldon (IL)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodland (IL)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cissna Park (IL)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Watseka (IL)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Iroquois (IL)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Crescent City (IL)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Kankakee (IL)
      Saint Anne (IL)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hopkins Park (IL)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Vermilion (IL)
      Coalton (IL)   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hoopeston (IL)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rossville (IL)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alvin (IL)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      East Lynn (IL)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Henning (IL)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bismarck (IL)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Potomac (IL)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Illiana (IL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rankin (IL)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Armstrong (IL)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collison (IL)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]

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

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 - 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 Ambia:

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 Benton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fountain County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jasper County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tippecanoe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vermillion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Champaign County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ford County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iroquois County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kankakee County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vermilion County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Indiana:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Indiana,     of Benton 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 Ambia ...

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

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 Ambia:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Ambia in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Ambia for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ambia.
      See our Misc Page for Ambia for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Indiana

About Benton County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Indiana:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ambia. 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 Ambia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ambia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4897, Longitude: -87.5163     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ambia 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:

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

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