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Nearest Communities to Salem, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the northeast 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 north.

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 north 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 and not the distance if driven.<1>

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



Salem is located in Rawlins County.

The following 7 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rawlins County: Cheyenne, Decatur, Sherman, Thomas, Dundy (NE), Hitchcock (NE) & Red Willow (NE).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 95 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Salem. Of these communities, 95 are located in counties other than Rawlins 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 Salem (which is Rawlins 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 Salem. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Cloud CountyPhillips CountyClay County (NE)
Jewell CountyRepublic CountyFranklin County (NE)
Mitchell CountySmith CountyNuckolls County (NE)
Osborne CountyAdams County (NE)Thayer County (NE)


Cloud County
 
County Seat for Cloud:   Concordia
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cloud County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Oneonta (Hist)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jamestown     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Jewell County
 
County Seat for Jewell:   Mankato
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jewell County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Esbon     [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Otego (Unver)     [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Burr Oak     [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Northbranch (Unver)     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wesley Center (Unver)     [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dentonia (Unver)     [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mankato     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ionia (Unver)     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Montrose     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Jewell     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Webber     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Formoso     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lovewell (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Randall     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
 

Mitchell County
 
County Seat for Mitchell:   Beloit
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mitchell County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Cawker City     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Glen Elder     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Solomon Rapids (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Beloit     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gilbert     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tipton     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Scottsville     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Blue Hill (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Osborne County
 
County Seat for Osborne:   Osborne
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Osborne County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Portis     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Downs     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Corinth (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Osborne     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Forney (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bloomington     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Alton     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Phillips County
 
County Website: www.phillipscounty.org/
County Seat for Phillips:   Phillipsburg
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phillips County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Agra     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Kirwin     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gretna (Unver)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Republic County
 
County Seat for Republic:   Belleville
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Republic County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
White Rock (Unver)     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Courtland     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Warwick (Unver)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kackley     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Republic     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sherdahl (Unver)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Scandia     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Harbine (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Norway     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Smith County
 
County Seat for Smith:   Smith Center
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Smith County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Lebanon     [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Cora (Unver)     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bellaire (Unver)     [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Womer (Unver)     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Thornburg (Unver)     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Smith Center     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dispatch (Unver)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Reamsville (Unver)     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Harlan     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Gaylord     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Athol     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cedar     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Kensington     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Claudell     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
 

Adams County (NE)
 
County Website: www.adamscounty.org/
County Seat for Adams:   Hastings (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adams County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Pauline (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ayr (NE)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ayr Junction (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Clay County (NE)
 
County Seat for Clay:   Clay Center (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Deweese (NE)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Spring Ranch (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Franklin County (NE)
 
County Seat for Franklin:   Franklin (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Riverton (NE)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Franklin (NE)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Campbell (NE)     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bloomington (NE)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Macon (NE)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Upland (NE)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Naponee (NE)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Nuckolls County (NE)
 
County Seat for Nuckolls:   Nelson (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nuckolls County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Bostwick (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Superior (NE)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Abdal (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mount Clare (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Smyrna (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cadams (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saint Stephens (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hardy (NE)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lawrence (NE)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Nelson (NE)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Nora (NE)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ruskin (NE)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Angus (NE)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oak (NE)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Oak Mill (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Thayer County (NE)
 
County Website: www.thayercounty.ne.gov/
County Seat for Thayer:   Hebron (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Thayer County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Byron (NE)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Webster County (NE)
 
County Website: www.co.webster.ne.us/
County Seat for Webster:   Red Cloud (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Pawnee Village (NE)     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lester Junction (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Red Cloud (NE)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Amboy (NE)     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Guide Rock (NE)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Inavale (NE)     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cowles (NE)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rosemont (NE)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bladen (NE)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Blue Hill (NE)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8717, Longitude: -98.4845     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salem 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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