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Nearest Communities to Rocky Ford, By-County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Rocky Ford, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Rocky Ford:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to 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 checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Rocky Ford and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.



Rocky Ford is located in Riley County.

The following 7 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Riley County: Clay, Geary, Marshall, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee & Washington.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 125 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Rocky Ford. Of these communities, 107 are located in counties other than Riley County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Rocky Ford (which is Riley County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Rocky Ford. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Clay CountyMarshall CountyShawnee County
Dickinson CountyMorris CountyWabaunsee County
Geary CountyNemaha CountyWashington County
Jackson CountyPottawatomie County 


Riley County     (The county where Rocky Ford resides)
 
County Website: www.rileycountyks.gov
County Seat for Riley:   Manhattan
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Riley County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Manhattan     [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bluemont Hill (Unver)     [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sunset Park (Unver)     [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairmont     [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Eureka Lake (Unver)     [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Keats     [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Elm Hollow Corner (Unver)     [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ashland (Hist)     [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pillsbury Crossing (Hist)     [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Zeandale     [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ogden     [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Riley     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Leonardville     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Randolph     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Walsburg     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bala     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Winkler     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lasita (Hist)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
 

Clay County
 
County Website: www.claycountyks.org/
County Seat for Clay:   Clay Center
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Wakefield     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Green     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Broughton     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Clay Center     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Industry     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ladysmith     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Garfield Center (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Oscar (Hist)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Morganville     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Idana     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Longford     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Oak Hill     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Dickinson County
 
County Website: www.dkcoks.com/
County Seat for Dickinson:   Abilene
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickinson County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Upland     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sutphen (Hist)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chapman     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lyona     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Moonlight (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Buckeye     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Detroit     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Enterprise     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pearl (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Woodbine     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Talmage     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Abilene     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shady Brook (Hist)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Manchester     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Geary County
 
County Seat for Geary:   Junction City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geary County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Grandview Plaza     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Milford     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Junction City     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Alida (Unver)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wreford     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Kansas Falls (Unver)     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
 

Jackson County
 
County Seat for Jackson:   Holton
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Delia     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Avoca (Hist)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Soldier     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Marshall County
 
County Seat for Marshall:   Marysville
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Cottage Hill (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Nolan (Unver)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Blue Rapids     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lillis (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bestwall (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sullivan (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Waterville     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Frankfort     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vliets (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Alcove Spring (Hist)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Reedsville (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Schroyer (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Winifred (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Vermillion     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Carden     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Upland (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Morris County
 
County Seat for Morris:   Council Grove
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morris County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Dwight     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Skiddy (Hist)     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
White City     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Parkerville     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Downing (Hist)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Kelso     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Latimer     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Council Grove     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Nemaha County
 
County Seat for Nemaha:   Seneca
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nemaha County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Neuchatel (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Beckerville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
America City     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Pottawatomie County
 
County Website: www.pottcounty.org/
County Seat for Pottawatomie:   Westmoreland
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pottawatomie County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Swamp Angel (Unver)     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Flush (Unver)     [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Saint George     [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Olsburg     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Louisville     [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fostoria     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Westmoreland     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wamego     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Blaine     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Laclede (Unver)     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Belvue     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wheaton     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Aikins     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Duluth (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Emmett     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Marys     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Onaga     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Clere (Unver)     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Barret (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Havensville     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
 

Shawnee County
 
County Website: www.co.shawnee.ks.us/
County Seat for Shawnee:   Topeka
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shawnee County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Rossville     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Willard     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grove (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Valencia (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dover     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Silver Lake     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Wabaunsee County
 
County Seat for Wabaunsee:   Alma
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wabaunsee County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Wabaunsee (Unver)     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Alma     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
McFarland     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Volland (Unver)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Allendorph (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Newbury (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Paxico     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Alta Vista     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Vera (Unver)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hessdale (Unver)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Maple Hill     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Keene (Unver)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Eskridge     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
 

Washington County
 
County Seat for Washington:   Washington
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Chepstow (Unver)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kimeo (Unver)     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Barnes     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greenleaf     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Linn     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Palmer     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2375, Longitude: -96.5897     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Ford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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