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Our Genealogy Helper for Robinson ...

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 Robinson (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 Robinson. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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 north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Robinson is located in Brown County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Brown County: Atchison, Doniphan, Jackson, Nemaha & Richardson (NE).

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

Brown     (The home county for Robinson)
  Hiawatha   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Willis   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Everest   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Baker - Historic   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Padonia   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Horton   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Powhattan   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Morrill   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Huron   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lancaster   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Muscotah   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Goodintent - Historic   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Effingham   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Monrovia   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Atchison   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Arrington   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cummings   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Potter   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Leona   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Highland   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Severance   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Denton   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Purcell   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sparks   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Iowa Point   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  White Cloud   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bendena   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fanning   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Moray   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Brenner   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Whiting   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Netawaka   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Larkinburg   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Holton   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Denison   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Birmingham   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Circleville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Soldier   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mayetta   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Nortonville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Half Mound   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Boyle   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Valley Falls   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Winchester   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dunavant   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lake Shore   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rock Creek   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ozawkie   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Easton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Capioma   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Granada   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sabetha   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wetmore   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oneida   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Goff   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bern   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Central City - Historic   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Corning   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Seneca   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  America City   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Centralia   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Andrew (MO)
  Nodaway (MO)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Amazonia (MO)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fillmore (MO)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Country Club (MO)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Savannah (MO)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Avenue City (MO) - Historic   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rosendale (MO)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bolckow (MO)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cosby (MO)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rea (MO)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Helena (MO)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Atchison (MO)
  Fairfax (MO)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Buchanan (MO)
  Rushville (MO)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lewis and Clark Village (MO)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saint Joseph (MO)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  De Kalb (MO)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Willow Brook (MO)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Faucett (MO)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Agency (MO)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Holt (MO)
  Forest City (MO)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fortescue (MO)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Big Lake (MO)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Oregon (MO)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Bigelow (MO)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mound City (MO)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Craig (MO)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Corning (MO)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Maitland (MO)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Nodaway (MO)
  Graham (MO)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Skidmore (MO)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Barnard (MO)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Platte (MO)
  Iatan (MO)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dearborn (MO)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Weston (MO)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Woodruff (MO)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Nemaha (NE)
  Saint Deroin (NE) - Historic   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Nemaha (NE)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pawnee (NE)
  Du Bois (NE)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Richardson (NE)
  Preston (NE)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rulo (NE)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Falls City (NE)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Straussville (NE)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Salem (NE)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Verdon (NE)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Nim City (NE)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Barada (NE)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dawson (NE)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Shubert (NE)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stella (NE)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Humboldt (NE)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Robinson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Robinson.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Robinson covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Ununda Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Upper Wolf Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Claytonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wolf River Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kenyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hiawatha Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Page Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kimberlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW All Saints Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Denton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Vickery Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bitner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wolf River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Robinson ...

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 190 newspapers that have been published in the area around Robinson.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Robinson. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Robinson and those printed in the larger area surrounding Robinson.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 34 miles [54.7 km] of Robinson.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Robinson had a population of 343 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Robinson had a population of 225 people.

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

Leona   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Robinson
 - 1895 population of 171 people (with 51 people in 2018)
 - Leona had a post office and railroad service
Hiawatha   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Robinson
 - 1895 population of 2,486 people (with 3,134 people in 2018)
 - Hiawatha had a post office and railroad service
Willis   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Robinson
 - 1895 population of 174 people (with 38 people in 2018)
 - Willis had a post office and railroad service
Highland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Robinson
 - 1895 population of 493 people (with 1,001 people in 2018)
 - Highland had a post office and no railroad service
Baker - Historic   [Map]
 - While Baker was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Robinson
 - 1895 population of 272 people
 - Baker had a post office and railroad service
Everest   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Robinson
 - 1895 population of 478 people (with 275 people in 2018)
 - Everest had a post office and railroad service
Denton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Robinson
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
Severance   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Robinson
 - 1895 population of 377 people (with 89 people in 2018)
 - Severance had a post office and railroad service
Purcell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Robinson
 - Purcell had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Robinson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Robinson in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Kansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Kansas Historical Society

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Kansas to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Brown County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Atchison County:     Cyndi's



Doniphan County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Leavenworth County:     Cyndi's



Nemaha County:     Cyndi's



Andrew County (MO):     Cyndi's



Atchison County (MO):     Cyndi's



Buchanan County (MO):     Cyndi's



Holt County (MO):     Cyndi's



Nodaway County (MO):     Cyndi's



Platte County (MO):     Cyndi's



Nemaha County (NE):     Cyndi's



Pawnee County (NE):     Cyndi's



Richardson County (NE):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Kansas:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Kansas
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Robinson ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Robinson:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Kansas

About Brown County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Brown County:

The official website for State of Kansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Robinson) 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 Robinson. 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 Robinson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robinson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8153, Longitude: -95.4115     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Robinson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Robinson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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