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Rozel, Kansas

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Our Genealogy Helper for Rozel ...

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 Rozel (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 Rozel. 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 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.

Rozel is located in Pawnee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pawnee County: Barton, Edwards, Hodgeman, Ness, Rush & Stafford.

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

Pawnee     (The home county for Rozel)
  Burdett   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Garfield   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ash Valley   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Larned   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pawnee Rock   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Albert   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dundee   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Heizer   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Anchorway   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Olmitz   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Great Bend   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Galatia   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kanbrick   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hoisington   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  South Hoisington   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kinsley   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Lewis   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Offerle   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Belpre   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Williams - Historic   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Centerview   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fellsburg   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Trousdale - Historic   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Schoenchen   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pfeifer   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Antonino   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Spearville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Windthorst   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wright   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hanston   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Jetmore   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bazine   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Ness City   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brownell   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Byers   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Nekoma   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rush Center   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Alexander   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Timken   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  La Crosse   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Bison   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  McCracken   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Otis   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Liebenthal   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Radium   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Macksville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Seward   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Saint John   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hudson   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Rozel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rozel.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Rozel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Browns Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Ft. Larned Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ash Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  N Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  E Larned Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  NW Crandall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hanston Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Rozel ...

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 78 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rozel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rozel, there are papers which were published within 48 miles [77.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rozel.

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 in 1895, Rozel had railroad service and no post office. In 2018, Rozel had a population of 143 people.

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

Burdett   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Rozel
 - 1895 population of 157 people (with 228 people in 2018)
 - Burdett had a post office and railroad service
Garfield   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rozel
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 175 people in 2018)
 - Garfield had a post office and railroad service
Ash Valley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rozel
 - 1895 population of 71 people
 - Ash Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Gray   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Rozel
 - Gray had railroad service and no post office
Nettleton   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rozel
 - Nettleton had railroad service and no post office
Larned   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Rozel
 - 1895 population of 1,861 people (with 3,772 people in 2018)
 - Larned had a post office and railroad service
Hanston   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rozel
 - Hanston had railroad service and no post office
Kinsley   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Rozel
 - 1895 population of 771 people (with 1,376 people in 2018)
 - Kinsley 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 Rozel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rozel 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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Rozel:

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 Pawnee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barton County:     Cyndi's



Edwards County:     Cyndi's



Ellis County:     Cyndi's



Ford County:     Cyndi's



Hodgeman County:     Cyndi's



Ness County:     Cyndi's



Pratt County:     Cyndi's



Rush County:     Cyndi's



Stafford County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Kansas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Kansas,
Cemeteries of Pawnee 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rozel ...

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

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 Rozel:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Kansas

About Pawnee County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Rozel) 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 Rozel. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rozel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rozel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1963, Longitude: -99.4019     [Map].

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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 Rozel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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