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Our Genealogy Helper for Emporia ...

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 Emporia (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 Emporia. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the 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.

Emporia is located in Lyon County and is the County Seat.

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 Lyon County: Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Morris, Osage & Wabaunsee.

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

  • Lyon County     (The home county of Emporia)
    • Emporia Junction [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emporia Junction
      • Emporia Junction [Lyon County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Emporia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emporia Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporia Junction
    • Berkeley Hills [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkeley Hills
      • Berkeley Hills [Lyon County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Emporia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berkeley Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkeley Hills
    • Americus [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Americus
      • Americus [Lyon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 872 people
      • Former name for Americus:
      • Sheridan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Americus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Americus<3>
    • Plymouth [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Lyon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Emporia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Olpe [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olpe
      • Olpe [Lyon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olpe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Olpe:
      • Bitlertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olpe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olpe<3>
    • Neosho Rapids [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neosho Rapids
      • Neosho Rapids [Lyon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neosho Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Neosho Rapids:
      • Italia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neosho Rapids
    • Hartford [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
      • Hartford [Lyon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<3>
    • Reading [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reading
      • Reading [Lyon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reading have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reading
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reading<3>
    • Admire [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Admire
      • Admire [Lyon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Admire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Admire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Admire<3>
    • Bushong [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushong
      • Bushong [Lyon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bushong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushong
    • Allen [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
      • Allen [Lyon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
    • Agnes City [Lyon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agnes City
      • Agnes City [Lyon County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Emporia
  • Anderson County
    • Harris [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Anderson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris
    • Westphalia [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westphalia
      • Westphalia [Anderson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westphalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Westphalia:
      • Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westphalia
  • Butler County
    • Cassoday [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cassoday
      • Cassoday [Butler County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cassoday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cassoday
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cassoday<3>
  • Chase County
    • Toledo [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toledo
      • Toledo [Chase County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Emporia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toledo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toledo
    • Saffordville [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saffordville
      • Saffordville [Chase County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Emporia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saffordville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Saffordville:
      • Kenyon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saffordville
    • Cottonwood Falls [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood Falls
      • Cottonwood Falls [Chase County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottonwood Falls<3>
    • Strong City [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strong City
      • Strong City [Chase County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 446 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strong City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Strong City:
      • Strong
      • Strong City has also been known as:
      • Strong
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strong City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strong City<3>
    • Bazaar [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bazaar
      • Bazaar [Chase County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Emporia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bazaar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Bazaar:
      • Mary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bazaar
    • Elmdale [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmdale
      • Elmdale [Chase County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmdale<3>
    • Matfield Green [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matfield Green
      • Matfield Green [Chase County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matfield Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matfield Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matfield Green<3>
    • Hymer [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hymer
      • Hymer [Chase County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Emporia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hymer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hymer
    • Cedar Point [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Point
      • Cedar Point [Chase County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Point
  • Coffey County
    • Lebo [Coffey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebo
      • Lebo [Coffey County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 883 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebo<3>
    • Jacobs Creek Landing [Coffey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacobs Creek Landing
      • Jacobs Creek Landing [Coffey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Emporia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacobs Creek Landing
    • Ottumwa [Coffey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ottumwa
      • Ottumwa [Coffey County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ottumwa
    • New Strawn [Coffey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Strawn
      • New Strawn [Coffey County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 377 people
      • Former name for New Strawn:
      • Sidney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Strawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Strawn<3>
    • Gridley [Coffey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gridley
      • Gridley [Coffey County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gridley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gridley
    • Halls Summit [Coffey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halls Summit
      • Halls Summit [Coffey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
      • Former name for Halls Summit:
      • Warnerton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halls Summit
    • Burlington [Coffey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
      • Burlington [Coffey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<3>
    • Waverly [Coffey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Coffey County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 537 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<3>
    • Le Roy [Coffey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Roy
      • Le Roy [Coffey County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Roy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Le Roy<3>
  • Franklin County
    • Williamsburg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Franklin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 394 people
      • Former name for Williamsburg:
      • Williamsburgh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<3>
  • Greenwood County
    • Madison [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Greenwood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
    • Lamont [Greenwood County]
    • Hamilton [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Greenwood County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<3>
    • Virgil [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgil
      • Virgil [Greenwood County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virgil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgil
    • Eureka [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
      • Eureka [Greenwood County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eureka<3>
  • Morris County
    • Dunlap [Morris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunlap
      • Dunlap [Morris County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunlap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Dunlap:
      • Hillsborough
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunlap
    • Council Grove [Morris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Council Grove
      • Council Grove [Morris County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,100 people
      • Council Grove has also been known as:
      • Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Council Grove<3>
    • Wilsey [Morris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsey
      • Wilsey [Morris County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
      • Former name for Wilsey:
      • Mildred
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsey
    • Parkerville [Morris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkerville
      • Parkerville [Morris County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Parkerville:
      • Parkersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkerville
    • Dwight [Morris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dwight
      • Dwight [Morris County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 255 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dwight
    • White City [Morris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Morris County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 573 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White City<3>
  • Osage County
    • Barclay [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barclay
      • Barclay [Osage County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barclay
    • Olivet [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olivet
      • Olivet [Osage County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olivet
    • Osage City [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osage City
      • Osage City [Osage County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osage City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osage City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osage City<3>
    • Melvern [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melvern
      • Melvern [Osage County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melvern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Melvern has also been known as:
      • Melvin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melvern
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melvern<3>
    • Burlingame [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlingame
      • Burlingame [Osage County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burlingame have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Burlingame:
      • American Settlement
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlingame
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlingame<3>
    • Lyndon [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyndon
      • Lyndon [Osage County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,013 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Lyndon:
      • Osage Centre
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyndon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyndon<3>
    • Vassar [Osage County]
    • Scranton [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
      • Scranton [Osage County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scranton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<3>
    • Quenemo [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quenemo
      • Quenemo [Osage County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quenemo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Quenemo:
      • Sac and Fox Agency
      • Quenemo has also been known as:
      • Quenemo Agency
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quenemo
    • Carbondale [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
      • Carbondale [Osage County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,347 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
  • Shawnee County
    • Auburn [Shawnee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Shawnee County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,203 people
      • Former name for Auburn:
      • Brownsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Dover [Shawnee County]
  • Wabaunsee County
    • Wilmington [Wabaunsee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
      • Wilmington [Wabaunsee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Harveyville [Wabaunsee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harveyville
      • Harveyville [Wabaunsee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harveyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harveyville
    • Eskridge [Wabaunsee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskridge
      • Eskridge [Wabaunsee County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 502 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskridge
    • Alta Vista [Wabaunsee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alta Vista
      • Alta Vista [Wabaunsee County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alta Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alta Vista<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Emporia ...

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 270 newspapers that have been published in the area around Emporia.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 Emporia:

  • 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 Emporia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Emporia.

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

  • Maplewood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maplewood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maplewood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood Cemetery
  • Memorial Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Lawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Lawn Cemetery
  • Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sacred Heart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
  • Fowler Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fowler Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fowler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler Cemetery
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    • Cottonwood Cemetery
    • Badger Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Badger Creek Cemetery
      • Badger Creek Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Emporia.
      • Badger Creek Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Forest Hill Cemetery South
      • Stevenson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger Creek Cemetery
    • Forest Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Hill Cemetery
      • Forest Hill Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Emporia.
      • Forest Hill Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Hunter Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hill Cemetery
    • Haworth Cemetery
    • Chicago Mound Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chicago Mound Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chicago Mound Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chicago Mound Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Emporia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicago Mound Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Union Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Emporia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
    • Americus Twp. Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Americus Twp. Cemetery
      • Americus Twp. Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia.
      • Americus Twp. Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Americus Cemetery
      • Township Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Americus Twp. Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #733403<4>
    • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Emporia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Emporia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph 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 Emporia had a population of 7,551 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Emporia had a population of 24,502 people.

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

  • Emporia [Lyon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emporia
    • Emporia [Lyon County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Emporia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7,551 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,502 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Emporia had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emporia<3>
  • Emporia Junction [Lyon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emporia Junction
    • Emporia Junction [Lyon County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Emporia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emporia Junction had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emporia Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporia Junction
  • Lang [Lyon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lang
    • Lang [Lyon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lang had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lang have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Lang:
    • Hortonburg
    • Lang has also been known as:
    • Hortonville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lang
  • Americus [Lyon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Americus
    • Americus [Lyon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 393 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 872 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Americus had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Americus:
    • Sheridan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Americus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Americus<3>
  • Plymouth [Lyon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth [Lyon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Emporia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
  • Olpe [Lyon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olpe
    • Olpe [Lyon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Emporia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 123 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 530 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Olpe had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olpe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Olpe:
    • Bitlertown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olpe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olpe<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Neosho Rapids [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neosho Rapids
      • Neosho Rapids [Lyon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 308 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Neosho Rapids had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neosho Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Neosho Rapids:
      • Italia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neosho Rapids
    • Toledo [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toledo
      • Toledo [Chase County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Emporia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 138 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Toledo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toledo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toledo
    • Saffordville [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saffordville
      • Saffordville [Chase County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Emporia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saffordville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saffordville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Saffordville:
      • Kenyon
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    • Hartford [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
      • Hartford [Lyon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Emporia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 441 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hartford had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<3>
    • Ellinor [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellinor
      • Ellinor [Chase County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Emporia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ellinor had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellinor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellinor
    • Reading [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reading
      • Reading [Lyon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 222 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Reading had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reading have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reading
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reading<3>
    • Dunlap [Morris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunlap
      • Dunlap [Morris County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 408 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dunlap had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunlap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Dunlap:
      • Hillsborough
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    • Bushong [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushong
      • Bushong [Lyon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Emporia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bushong had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bushong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushong
    • Admire [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Admire
      • Admire [Lyon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Emporia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 213 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Admire had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Admire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Admire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Admire<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Emporia ...

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

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

Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

Railroad Mentions for Emporia:

The following mentioned Emporia as a scheduled stop:

Grand Canyon: From Santa Fe's timetable for the defunct Grand Canyon (train schedule from 1956). The Grand Canyon travelled between Chicago (IL) and Los Angeles (CA)

Kansas Cityan / The Chicagoan: From Santa Fe's timetable for the defunct Kansas Cityan / The Chicagoan (schedule from 1954). The Kansas Cityan / The Chicagoan travelled between Chicago (IL) and Dallas (TX)

Texas Chief: From Santa Fe's timetable for the defunct Texas Chief (schedule from 1970). The Texas Chief travelled between Chicago (IL) and Houston (TX)

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Lyon County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Emporia: www.emporia.ws/

The official website for Lyon County: www.lyoncounty.org/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Emporia) 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 Emporia. 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 EmporiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Emporia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4050, Longitude: -96.1802    
<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 Emporia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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