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Introduction ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Alfmil (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 Alfmil. 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.

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 and hospitals 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.

Alfmil is located in Ottawa County.

To see how the shape of Kansas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ottawa County: Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Lincoln, Mitchell & Saline.

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

  • Ottawa County     (The home county of Alfmil)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Alfmil, with the one closest to Alfmil listed first.
    • Minneapolis
      (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Lindsey
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindsey
      • Lindsey is located in Ottawa County
      • Lindsey has also been known as:
      • Ayersville
    • Wells
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
      • Wells is located in Ottawa County
    • Bennington
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Ada
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ada
      • Ada is located in Ottawa County
    • Delphos
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delphos
      • Delphos is located in Ottawa County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
    • Lamar
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
      • Lamar is located in Ottawa County
    • Culver
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culver
      • Culver is located in Ottawa County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
    • Tescott
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tescott
      • Tescott is located in Ottawa County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 282 people
    • Ackley
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackley
      • Ackley is located in Ottawa County
    • Verdi
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verdi
      • Verdi is located in Ottawa County
    • Vine Creek
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vine Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vine Creek
      • Vine Creek is located in Ottawa County
      • Former name for Vine Creek:
      • Vine
  • Clay County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Alfmil, with the one closest to Alfmil listed first.
    • Longford
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longford
      • Longford is located in Clay County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73 people
      • Longford has also been known as:
      • Longford Station
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longford <1>
    • Oak Hill
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill is located in Clay County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
    • Industry
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industry
      • Industry is located in Clay County
    • Idana
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idana
      • Idana is located in Clay County
    • Ladysmith
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladysmith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladysmith
      • Ladysmith is located in Clay County
  • Cloud County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Alfmil, with the one closest to Alfmil listed first.
    • Glasco
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasco
      • Glasco is located in Cloud County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 448 people
      • Former names for Glasco:
      • Dell Ray
      • Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasco <1>
    • Miltonvale
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Simpson
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
      • Simpson is located in Cloud County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 78 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpson <1>
    • Macyville ‑ Historic
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macyville
      • Macyville is located in Cloud County
    • Aurora
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora is located in Cloud County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 55 people
    • Huscher
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huscher
      • Huscher is located in Cloud County
    • Concordia
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
  • Dickinson County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Alfmil, with the one closest to Alfmil listed first.
    • Manchester
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester is located in Dickinson County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95 people
    • Solomon
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
    • Talmage
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talmage
      • Talmage is located in Dickinson County
    • Buckeye
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
      • Buckeye is located in Dickinson County
    • Abilene
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Lincoln County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Alfmil, with the one closest to Alfmil listed first.
    • Beverly
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly is located in Lincoln County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
    • Barnard
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnard
      • Barnard is located in Lincoln County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64 people
    • Quartzite
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quartzite
      • Quartzite is located in Lincoln County
    • Lincoln Center
      (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Center
      • Lincoln Center is located in Lincoln County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,189 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln Center <1>
    • Denmark
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
      • Denmark is located in Lincoln County
  • Mitchell County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Alfmil, with the one closest to Alfmil listed first.
    • Asherville
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asherville
      • Asherville is located in Mitchell County
    • Gilbert
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert is located in Mitchell County
    • Beloit
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beloit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beloit
      • Beloit is located in Mitchell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,564 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beloit <1>
    • Scottsville
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
      • Scottsville is located in Mitchell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23 people
  • Saline County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Alfmil, with the one closest to Alfmil listed first.
    • Glendale
      (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale is located in Saline County
    • New Cambria
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cambria
      • New Cambria is located in Saline County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
    • Salina
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
    • Bavaria
      (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bavaria
      • Bavaria is located in Saline County
      • Bavaria has also been known as:
      • Houch
    • Brookville
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookville
      • Brookville is located in Saline County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookville <1>
    • Phillips Village ‑ Historic
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phillips Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillips Village
      • Phillips Village is located in Saline County
    • Mentor
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mentor
      • Mentor is located in Saline County
    • Smolan
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smolan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smolan
      • Smolan is located in Saline County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
    • Kipp
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kipp
      • Kipp is located in Saline County
    • Salemsborg
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salemsborg
      • Salemsborg is located in Saline County

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

Newspapers Published in Alfmil ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alfmil.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alfmil, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]<3>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alfmil.

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 either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Alfmil:

Cemeteries Near Alfmil ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alfmil.

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

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Alfmil, with the one closest to Alfmil listed first.

  • Highland Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Hall Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Fairview Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Bennington Cemetery
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • St. Paul Cemetery
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Twin Hills Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Culver Union Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • The Culver Union Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Culver Tripp Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Culver Union Cemetery
  • Delphos Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Crown Point Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Bohemian National Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Continue List   (93 more) ...
    • Baldwin Cemetery
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
      • The Baldwin Cemetery has also been known as:
      • First Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baldwin Cemetery
    • Price Cemetery
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Spring Creek Cemetery
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Creek Cemetery

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.<5>

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

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

  • Minneapolis
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
  • Lindsey
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindsey
    • Lindsey is located in Ottawa County
    • Lindsey has also been known as:
    • Ayersville
  • Brewer
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brewer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewer
    • Brewer is located in Ottawa County
  • Sumnerville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sumnerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumnerville
    • Sumnerville is located in Ottawa County
  • Bennington
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Wells
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
    • Wells is located in Ottawa County
  • Ada
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ada
    • Ada is located in Ottawa County
  • Delphos
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delphos
    • Delphos is located in Ottawa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
  • Tescott
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tescott
    • Tescott is located in Ottawa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282 people
  • Culver
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culver
    • Culver is located in Ottawa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
  • Lamar
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
    • Lamar is located in Ottawa County
  • Milo
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milo
    • Milo is located in Lincoln County
  • Continue List   (15 more) ...
    • Beverly
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly is located in Lincoln County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
    • Shipton
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shipton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shipton
      • Shipton is located in Saline County
    • Verdi
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verdi
      • Verdi is located in Ottawa County

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Alfmil. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alfmil.

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

The official website for Ottawa County: www.ottawacounty.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alfmil) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alfmil. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1322, Longitude: -97.7219    
<4>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.
<5>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 Alfmil, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.









 

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