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Amity, Indiana

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Our Genealogical Helper for Amity ...

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 Amity (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 Amity. 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 Amity ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Amity.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Amity, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Amity.

Cemeteries Near Amity ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Amity.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Smiley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Youngs Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brockman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Conover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mulligans Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Prisoner of War Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Needham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Kansas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW First Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Treadway Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eberhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wiles Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McGill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Tannehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Steenbarger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roberts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dollings Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Schooler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Sandhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gilmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sidney Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boggstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gallagher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bargersville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Boles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Utterback Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh 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 Amity had a population of 69 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Edinburgh   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Amity
 - 1895 population of 2,031 people (with 4,592 people in 2017)
 - Edinburgh had a post office and railroad service
Bengal   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Amity
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Bengal had a post office and no railroad service
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Amity
 - 1895 population of 3,781 people (with 25,089 people in 2017)
 - Franklin had a post office and railroad service
Nineveh   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Amity
 - 1895 population of 278 people
 - Nineveh had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Amity
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Mount Auburn had a post office and no railroad service
Marietta   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Amity
 - 1895 population of 194 people
 - Marietta had a post office and no railroad service
Urmeyville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Amity
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Urmeyville had a post office and railroad service
Needham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Amity
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Needham 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 Amity. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Amity 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Amity is located in Johnson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Johnson County: Bartholomew, Brown, Marion, Morgan & Shelby.

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

Johnson     (The home county for Amity)
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Edinburgh   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Nineveh   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Needham   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Princes Lakes   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Trafalgar   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Whiteland   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Peoga   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bargersville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Whiteland   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Samaria   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rocklane   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pleasant View Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Camp Atterbury   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Taylorsville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clifford   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stony Lonesome   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hope   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jewell Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bethel Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hartsville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Ogilville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elizabethtown   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eagle Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Zionsville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gnaw Bone   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Helmsburg   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Story   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Milford   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alert   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harris City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sardinia   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greensburg   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Westport   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millhousen   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Point   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Enochsburg   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bridgewater   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Luxhaven   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Ridge Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fishers   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newark Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carmel   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Palestine   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cumberland   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spring Lake   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Maxwell   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Charlottesville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McCordsville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Colonial Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fortville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilkinson   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plainfield   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Avon   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cartersburg   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brownsburg   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stilesville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Amo   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coatesville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pittsboro   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Reno   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knightstown   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grant City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dunreith   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cortland   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kurtz   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Norman   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brownstown   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vallonia   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scipio   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Vernon   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Zenas   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Butlerville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Zelma   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Heltonville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ingalls   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Charlesmac Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Southport   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Homecroft   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Beech Grove   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Newton   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camby   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Warren Park   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Indianapolis   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Speedway   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wynnedale   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rocky Ripple   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Unionville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bloomington   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ellettsville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stinesville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clear Creek   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smithville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harrodsburg   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Young   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bethany   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Martinsville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Hart   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Monrovia   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Paragon   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lewisville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eminence   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gosport   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Quincy   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Napoleon   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Manilla   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gowdy   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Homer   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Milroy   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carthage   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rushville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gings   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mays   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boggstown   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Norristown   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beech Brook   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairland   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Riley Village   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Candleglo Village   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clover Village   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hildebrand Village   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shelbyville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waldron   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Knighthood Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Amity:

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 Johnson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bartholomew County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Brown County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hancock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hendricks County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jennings County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Owen County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ripley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rush County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Indiana:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Amity ...

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

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 Amity:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Amity.
      See our Misc Page for Amity for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Indiana

About Johnson County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Johnson County:

The official website for State of Indiana:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amity. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4262, Longitude: -86.0011     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amity 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 Amity, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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