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Our Genealogy Helper for Salemsborg ...

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 Salemsborg (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 Salemsborg. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Salemsborg is located in Saline County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saline County: Dickinson, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Marion, McPherson & Ottawa.

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

  DirDistance
Saline     (The home county for Salemsborg)
  Smolan   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Assaria   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Phillips Village - Historic   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Falun   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Salina   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Brookville   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Gypsum   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Kipp   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  New Cambria   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Glendale   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Clay
  Longford   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Dickinson
  Carlton   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Holland   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Solomon   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Elmo   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dillon   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Abilene   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hope   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Navarre   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Talmage   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Detroit   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Ellsworth
  Venango   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Langley   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Carneiro - Historic   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Yankee Run   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Kanopolis   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Frantz - Historic   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lorraine   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Holyrood   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Harvey
  Alta Mills - Historic   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hesston   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lincoln
  Beverly   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Quartzite   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lincoln Center   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Barnard   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
  Durham   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tampa   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lehigh   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ramona   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Goessel   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Canada   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pilsen   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lost Springs   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eastshore   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
McPherson
  Lindsborg   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Galva   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  McPherson   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Windom   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Canton   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Inman   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Moundridge   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Ottawa
  Culver   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Niles   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Verdi   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bennington   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Tescott   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lindsey   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ackley   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Minneapolis   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alfmil   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wells   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ada   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Delphos   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Reno
  Buhler   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Medora   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Rice
  Galt   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Little River   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Geneseo   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mitchell   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Frederick   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lyons   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saxman   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bushton   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Salemsborg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Salemsborg.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Smolan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Faun Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Smoky Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Dry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Swenson Gravesite   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Brookville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Salemsborg ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Salemsborg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Salemsborg, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Salemsborg.

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 Salemsborg had a population of 26 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Smolan   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Salemsborg
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 210 people in 2018)
 - Smolan had a post office and railroad service
 
Falun   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Salemsborg
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Falun had a post office and no railroad service
 
Assaria   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Salemsborg
 - 1895 population of 180 people (with 407 people in 2018)
 - Assaria had a post office and railroad service
 
Mentor   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Salemsborg
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Mentor had a post office and railroad service
 
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Salemsborg
 - 1895 population of 227 people
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
 
Bavaria   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Salemsborg
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bavaria had a post office and railroad service
 
Lindsborg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Salemsborg
 - 1895 population of 968 people (with 3,288 people in 2018)
 - Lindsborg had a post office and railroad service
 
Hallville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Salemsborg
 - Hallville had railroad service and no post office
 
Salina   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Salemsborg
 - 1895 population of 6,149 people (with 46,716 people in 2018)
 - Salina 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 Salemsborg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Salemsborg in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Salemsborg:

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 Saline County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dickinson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ellsworth County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harvey County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McPherson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ottawa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Reno County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rice County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Kansas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Kansas,
Cemeteries of Saline County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Kansas
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Kansas
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Kansas, for Saline County

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 Salemsborg ...

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

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 Salemsborg:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Kansas

About Saline County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saline County: www.co.saline.ks.us/

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' (or 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- Salemsborg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salemsborg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6953, Longitude: -97.6861     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salemsborg 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: findagrave.com.

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

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