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Our Genealogy Helper for Bloomington ...

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 Bloomington (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 Bloomington. 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.

Name Variations for Bloomington ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Prior to its current name of Bloomington, it was known as Tilden.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 doctors 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.

Bloomington is located in Osborne 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 Osborne County: Ellis, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Rooks, Russell & Smith.

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

  • Osborne County     (The home county of Bloomington)
    • Osborne [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osborne
      • Osborne [Osborne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osborne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Osborne:
      • Penn
      • Osborne has also been known as:
      • Peru
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osborne<3>
    • Alton [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
      • Alton [Osborne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Alton:
      • Bull City
      • Bull's City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
    • Portis [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portis
      • Portis [Osborne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
      • Former name for Portis:
      • Bethany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portis
    • Downs [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs
      • Downs [Osborne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
      • Former name for Downs:
      • Violet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downs<3>
    • Natoma [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natoma
      • Natoma [Osborne County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 296 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Natoma:
      • Tapley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natoma<3>
  • Jewell County
    • Esbon [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esbon
      • Esbon [Jewell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Esbon<3>
    • Jewell [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewell
      • Jewell [Jewell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewell
    • Burr Oak [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burr Oak
      • Burr Oak [Jewell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burr Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burr Oak
    • Mankato [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mankato
      • Mankato [Jewell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mankato have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Mankato:
      • Jewell Center
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mankato
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mankato<3>
  • Lincoln County
    • Sylvan Grove [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvan Grove
      • Sylvan Grove [Lincoln County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sylvan Grove has also been known as:
      • Sylvan Grove Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvan Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvan Grove<3>
  • Mitchell County
    • Tipton [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
      • Tipton [Mitchell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
      • Former name for Tipton:
      • Pittsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tipton<3>
    • Cawker City [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cawker City
      • Cawker City [Mitchell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 426 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cawker City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cawker City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cawker City<3>
    • Glen Elder [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Elder
      • Glen Elder [Mitchell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Elder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Elder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Elder<3>
    • Hunter [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
      • Hunter [Mitchell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hunter<3>
    • Beloit [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beloit
      • Beloit [Mitchell County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,564 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Beloit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beloit<3>
  • Phillips County
    • Kirwin [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirwin
      • Kirwin [Phillips County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirwin<3>
    • Agra [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agra
      • Agra [Phillips County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agra
    • Glade [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade
      • Glade [Phillips County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89 people
      • Former name for Glade:
      • Marvin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade
    • Phillipsburg [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsburg
      • Phillipsburg [Phillips County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phillipsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Phillipsburg:
      • Phillipsburgh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillipsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phillipsburg<3>
    • Speed [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speed
      • Speed [Phillips County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speed have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speed
  • Rooks County
    • Woodston [Rooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodston
      • Woodston [Rooks County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Woodston has also been known as:
      • Woodston Saw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodston<3>
    • Stockton [Rooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
      • Stockton [Rooks County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,234 people
      • Former name for Stockton:
      • Stocktown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockton<3>
    • Codell [Rooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Codell
      • Codell [Rooks County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Bloomington
      • Former name for Codell:
      • Florreyville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Codell
    • Plainville [Rooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville [Rooks County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,768 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainville<3>
    • Zurich [Rooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zurich
      • Zurich [Rooks County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zurich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zurich
  • Russell County
    • Waldo [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Russell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29 people
      • Former name for Waldo:
      • Pleasant Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
    • Luray [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray [Russell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
      • Former name for Luray:
      • Lura
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray
    • Paradise [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Russell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Lucas [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucas
      • Lucas [Russell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucas<3>
    • Russell [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell [Russell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,383 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell<3>
    • Bunker Hill [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunker Hill
      • Bunker Hill [Russell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 93 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Bunker Hill:
      • Bunkerhill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunker Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunker Hill<3>
  • Smith County
    • Harlan [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlan
      • Harlan [Smith County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Bloomington
      • Former name for Harlan:
      • Thompson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlan
    • Gaylord [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaylord
      • Gaylord [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaylord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylord<3>
    • Cedar [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
      • Cedar [Smith County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Cedar:
      • Cedarville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar
    • Dispatch [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dispatch
      • Dispatch [Smith County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Bloomington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dispatch
    • Claudell [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claudell
      • Claudell [Smith County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claudell
    • Athol [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athol
      • Athol [Smith County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol
    • Smith Center [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Center
      • Smith Center [Smith County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smith Center<3>
    • Bellaire [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellaire
      • Bellaire [Smith County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Bloomington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellaire
    • Kensington [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensington
      • Kensington [Smith County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kensington
    • Lebanon [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Smith County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Bloomington ...

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 84 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bloomington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bloomington, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bloomington.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from Kansas

Cemeteries Near Bloomington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bloomington.

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

  • Bloomington Cemetery
  • Osborne Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Osborne Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Osborne Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborne Cemetery
  • Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • St. Aloysius Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Aloysius Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Aloysius Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Aloysius Cemetery
  • Butler Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Butler Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Butler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Butler Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomington.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fairview Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bloomington.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bristow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bristow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bristow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bristow Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Bloomington.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristow Cemetery
    • Baker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baker Cemetery
      • Baker Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Bloomington.
      • Baker Cemetery has also been known as:
      • South Solomon Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Cemetery
    • Bethany Center Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethany Center Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethany Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethany Center Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Bloomington.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany Center Cemetery
    • Sumner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sumner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sumner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sumner Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Bloomington.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner Cemetery
    • Garrett Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garrett Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garrett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Garrett Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Bloomington.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrett Cemetery
    • Hammond Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hammond Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hammond Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hammond Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Bloomington.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond Cemetery
    • Grant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grant Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomington.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Cemetery
    • Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pioneer Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Bloomington.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
    • Mt. Ayr Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Ayr Cemetery
      • Mt. Ayr Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bloomington.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Ayr 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Bloomington had a population of 88 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Bloomington [Osborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
    • Bloomington [Osborne County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Bloomington
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 88 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bloomington had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Bloomington:
    • Tilden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
  • Osborne [Osborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osborne
    • Osborne [Osborne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Bloomington
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,174 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,280 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Osborne had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osborne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Osborne:
    • Penn
    • Osborne has also been known as:
    • Peru
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osborne<3>
  • Alton [Osborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
    • Alton [Osborne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Bloomington
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 338 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former names for Alton:
    • Bull City
    • Bull's City
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  • Portis [Osborne County]
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    • Portis [Osborne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Portis had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Portis:
    • Bethany
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  • Harlan [Smith County]
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    • Harlan [Smith County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Bloomington
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Harlan had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Harlan:
    • Thompson
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  • Covert [Osborne County]
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    • Covert [Osborne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Bloomington
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Covert had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gaylord [Smith County]
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      • Gaylord [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Bloomington
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 314 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gaylord had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaylord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Corinth [Osborne County]
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      • Corinth [Osborne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Bloomington
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Corinth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corinth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Downs [Osborne County]
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      • Downs [Osborne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Bloomington
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 938 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Downs had a post office and railroad service
      • Former name for Downs:
      • Violet
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    • Cedar [Smith County]
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      • Cedar [Smith County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cedar had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Cedar:
      • Cedarville
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    • Woodston [Rooks County]
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      • Woodston [Rooks County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodston had a post office and railroad service
      • Woodston has also been known as:
      • Woodston Saw
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    • Vincent [Osborne County]
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      • Vincent [Osborne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Bloomington
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 15 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vincent had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vincent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tipton [Mitchell County]
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      • Tipton [Mitchell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Bloomington
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 111 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tipton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Former name for Tipton:
      • Pittsburg
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    • Laton [Rooks County]
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      • Laton [Rooks County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Bloomington
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Laton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Laton:
      • Eagle Creek
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    • Cawker City [Mitchell County]
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      • Cawker City [Mitchell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Bloomington
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 899 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 426 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cawker City had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cawker City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Bloomington. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bloomington.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bloomington ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Bloomington:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Bloomington. See our Misc Page for Bloomington for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kansas

About Osborne County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bloomington) 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 Bloomington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BloomingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4535, Longitude: -98.7874    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Bloomington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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