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Our Genealogy Helper for Burr Oak ...

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 Burr Oak (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 Burr Oak. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the 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 west 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.

Burr Oak is located in Jewell 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 Jewell County: Cloud, Mitchell, Osborne, Republic, Smith, Nuckolls (NE) & Webster (NE).

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

  • Jewell County     (The home county of Burr Oak)
    • Mankato [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mankato
      • Mankato [Jewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
      • 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>
    • Esbon [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esbon
      • Esbon [Jewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Burr Oak
      • 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>
    • Montrose [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Jewell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
      • Former name for Montrose:
      • Delta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Webber [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webber
      • Webber [Jewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webber have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webber
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webber<3>
    • Jewell [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewell
      • Jewell [Jewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
      • 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
    • Formoso [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Formoso
      • Formoso [Jewell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Formoso have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Formoso
    • Randall [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randall
      • Randall [Jewell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 61 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randall
  • Cloud County
    • Oneonta [Cloud County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oneonta
      • Oneonta [Cloud County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oneonta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jamestown [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Cloud County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Simpson [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
      • Simpson [Cloud County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 78 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Simpson:
      • Brittsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpson<3>
    • Concordia [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concordia
      • Concordia [Cloud County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,906 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concordia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concordia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concordia<3>
  • Mitchell County
    • Cawker City [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cawker City
      • Cawker City [Mitchell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Burr Oak
      • 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 south of Burr Oak
      • 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>
    • Beloit [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beloit
      • Beloit [Mitchell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Burr Oak
      • 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>
    • Scottsville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
      • Scottsville [Mitchell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23 people
      • Former name for Scottsville:
      • Lulu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
    • Gilbert [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Mitchell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
    • Tipton [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
      • Tipton [Mitchell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Burr Oak
      • 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>
  • Osborne County
    • Downs [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs
      • Downs [Osborne County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Burr Oak
      • 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>
    • Portis [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portis
      • Portis [Osborne County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
      • Former name for Portis:
      • Bethany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portis
    • Osborne [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osborne
      • Osborne [Osborne County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Burr Oak
      • 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>
  • Republic County
    • White Rock [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Rock
      • White Rock [Republic County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Burr Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Rock
    • Courtland [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Republic County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<3>
    • Republic [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Republic
      • Republic [Republic County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
      • Former name for Republic:
      • Gomeria
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Republic
    • Kackley [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kackley
      • Kackley [Republic County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kackley
    • Scandia [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scandia
      • Scandia [Republic County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scandia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Scandia:
      • New Scandinavia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scandia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scandia<3>
    • Norway [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norway
      • Norway [Republic County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Burr Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
    • Belleville [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
      • Belleville [Republic County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,841 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belleville<3>
    • Munden [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munden
      • Munden [Republic County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
      • Former name for Munden:
      • Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munden
  • Smith County
    • Lebanon [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<3>
    • Bellaire [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellaire
      • Bellaire [Smith County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Burr Oak
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellaire
    • Dispatch [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dispatch
      • Dispatch [Smith County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Burr Oak
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dispatch
    • Womer [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womer
      • Womer [Smith County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Burr Oak
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womer
    • Smith Center [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Center
      • Smith Center [Smith County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Burr Oak
      • 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>
    • Harlan [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlan
      • Harlan [Smith County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Burr Oak
      • 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 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Burr Oak
      • 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>
    • Athol [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athol
      • Athol [Smith County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol
    • Cedar [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
      • Cedar [Smith County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Burr Oak
      • 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
    • Kensington [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensington
      • Kensington [Smith County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kensington
  • Adams County (NE)
    • Ayr [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ayr
      • Ayr [Adams County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ayr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ayr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ayr<3>
  • Clay County (NE)
    • Deweese [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deweese
      • Deweese [Clay County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deweese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deweese<3>
    • Edgar [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgar
      • Edgar [Clay County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgar<3>
    • Fairfield [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Clay County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 369 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<3>
  • Franklin County (NE)
    • Riverton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Franklin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 83 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<3>
    • Campbell [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell
      • Campbell [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 296 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campbell<3>
    • Franklin [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
  • Nuckolls County (NE)
    • Superior [Nuckolls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Nuckolls County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Superior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<3>
    • Hardy [Nuckolls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy
      • Hardy [Nuckolls County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardy<3>
    • Nelson [Nuckolls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Nuckolls County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nelson<3>
    • Nora [Nuckolls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nora
      • Nora [Nuckolls County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nora
    • Lawrence [Nuckolls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
      • Lawrence [Nuckolls County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrence<3>
    • Ruskin [Nuckolls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruskin
      • Ruskin [Nuckolls County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruskin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruskin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruskin<3>
    • Oak [Nuckolls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak
      • Oak [Nuckolls County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 61 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak<3>
  • Thayer County (NE)
    • Byron [Thayer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byron
      • Byron [Thayer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byron<3>
    • Deshler [Thayer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deshler
      • Deshler [Thayer County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 711 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deshler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deshler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deshler<3>
    • Chester [Thayer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Thayer County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 218 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<3>
    • Davenport [Thayer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davenport
      • Davenport [Thayer County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davenport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davenport<3>
  • Webster County (NE)
    • Guide Rock [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guide Rock
      • Guide Rock [Webster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guide Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guide Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guide Rock<3>
    • Pawnee Village [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawnee Village
      • Pawnee Village [Webster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Burr Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pawnee Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawnee Village
    • Amboy [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amboy
      • Amboy [Webster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Burr Oak
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
    • Red Cloud [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Cloud
      • Red Cloud [Webster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 895 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Cloud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Cloud
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Cloud<3>
    • Cowles [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowles
      • Cowles [Webster County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowles
    • Inavale [Webster County]
    • Rosemont [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosemont
      • Rosemont [Webster County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Burr Oak
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemont
    • Blue Hill [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Hill
      • Blue Hill [Webster County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Hill<3>
    • Bladen [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bladen
      • Bladen [Webster County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bladen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bladen<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Burr Oak ...

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 61 newspapers that have been published in the area around Burr Oak.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Burr Oak. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Burr Oak and those printed in the larger area surrounding Burr Oak.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Burr Oak.

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 Burr Oak:

  • 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
    • Stories from Nebraska

Cemeteries Near Burr Oak ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Burr Oak.

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

  • Burr Oak Cemetery
  • Baker Cemetery
  • Oak Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek Cemetery
  • Providence Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Providence Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Providence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Cemetery
  • Lutheran Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lutheran Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lutheran Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Burr Oak.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lutheran Cemetery
  • Esbon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Esbon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Esbon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Esbon Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Burr Oak.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esbon Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Hope Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • St. Teresa Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Teresa Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Teresa Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Teresa Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Teresa Cemetery
    • North Branch Friends Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Branch Friends Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Branch Friends Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • North Branch Friends Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Burr Oak.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Branch Friends Cemetery
    • Cleveland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cleveland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cleveland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cleveland Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Burr Oak.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland Cemetery
    • Shaffer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shaffer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shaffer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shaffer Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Burr Oak.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaffer Cemetery
    • Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Zion Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Burr Oak.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
    • Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lutheran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lutheran Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lutheran Cemetery
    • Prairie Home Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie Home Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prairie Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Prairie Home Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Burr Oak.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Home Cemetery
    • St. Elizabeth Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Elizabeth Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Elizabeth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Elizabeth Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Burr Oak.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Elizabeth 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Burr Oak had a population of 597 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Burr Oak had a population of 160 people.

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

  • Burr Oak [Jewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burr Oak
    • Burr Oak [Jewell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 597 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Burr Oak had a post office and railroad service
    • 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
  • Otego [Jewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otego
    • Otego [Jewell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Burr Oak
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Otego had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otego
  • Esbon [Jewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esbon
    • Esbon [Jewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Burr Oak
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Esbon had a post office and railroad service
    • 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>
  • Mankato [Jewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mankato
    • Mankato [Jewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 800 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 804 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mankato had a post office and railroad service
    • 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>
  • Northbranch [Jewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northbranch
    • Northbranch [Jewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Burr Oak
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Northbranch had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northbranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Northbranch:
    • North Branch
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northbranch
  • Montrose [Jewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
    • Montrose [Jewell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montrose had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Montrose:
    • Delta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
  • Continue List ...
    • Lebanon [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Burr Oak
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 301 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lebanon had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<3>
    • Bostwick [Nuckolls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bostwick
      • Bostwick [Nuckolls County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Burr Oak
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bostwick had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bostwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bostwick
    • Ionia [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ionia
      • Ionia [Jewell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Burr Oak
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 152 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ionia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ionia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ionia
    • Guide Rock [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guide Rock
      • Guide Rock [Webster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Burr Oak
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 336 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Guide Rock had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guide Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guide Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guide Rock<3>
    • Dentonia [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dentonia
      • Dentonia [Jewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Burr Oak
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dentonia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dentonia
    • Jewell [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewell
      • Jewell [Jewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Burr Oak
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 702 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jewell had railroad service and no post office
      • 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
    • Webber [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webber
      • Webber [Jewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Burr Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Webber had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webber have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webber
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webber<3>
    • Amboy [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amboy
      • Amboy [Webster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Burr Oak
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Amboy had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
    • Superior [Nuckolls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Nuckolls County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Burr Oak
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,614 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,805 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Superior had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Superior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Burr Oak ...

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

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 Burr Oak:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

Shell Oil Road Map for Kansas (1950)
Published by Shell Oil Company

Shell Oil Road Map for Kansas (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Burr Oak in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Burr Oak for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Kansas

About Jewell County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Burr Oak. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Burr Oak) 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 Burr Oak. 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 Burr OakOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burr Oak. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8700, Longitude: -98.3056       In this case, the coordinates for Burr Oak have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Burr Oak, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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