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Our Genealogy Helper for Shannon ...

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 Shannon (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 Shannon. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Shannon is located in Atchison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Atchison County: Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Buchanan (MO) & Platte (MO).

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

  DirDistance
Atchison     (The home county for Shannon)
  Goodintent - Historic   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Lancaster   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Atchison   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Monrovia   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Huron   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cummings   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Effingham   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Potter   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Muscotah   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Arrington   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Brown
  Everest   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Horton   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Willis   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Robinson   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Baker - Historic   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Powhattan   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hiawatha   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Padonia   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Morrill   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Doniphan
  Purcell   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Doniphan   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Denton   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bendena   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Brenner   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Severance   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Moray   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Leona   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Troy   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Palermo   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Fanning   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Blair   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Highland   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Douglas
  Lecompton   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Midland   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Big Springs   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bismarck Grove - Historic   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson
  Larkinburg   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Whiting   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Denison   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Birmingham   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Netawaka   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Holton   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mayetta   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Circleville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hoyt   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Soldier   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jefferson
  Nortonville   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Boyle   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Winchester   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Half Mound   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dunavant   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Valley Falls   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oskaloosa   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lake Shore   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  McLouth   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ozawkie   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Indian Ridge   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rock Creek   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lakeside Village   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Leavenworth
  Easton   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Leavenworth   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Jarbalo   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bain City   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lansing   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tonganoxie   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Highland   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Basehor   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Linwood   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nemaha
  Wetmore   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Granada   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Capioma   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sabetha   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Goff   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Shawnee
  Tecumseh   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wyandotte
  Bonner Springs   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Edwardsville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Andrew (MO)
  Nodaway (MO)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Country Club (MO)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Amazonia (MO)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Avenue City (MO) - Historic   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Savannah (MO)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fillmore (MO)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cosby (MO)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Helena (MO)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rosendale (MO)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Buchanan (MO)
  Lewis and Clark Village (MO)   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rushville (MO)   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  De Kalb (MO)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Faucett (MO)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Willow Brook (MO)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saint Joseph (MO)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Agency (MO)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Easton (MO)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Clay (MO)
  Smithville (MO)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Barry (MO)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clinton (MO)
  Gower (MO)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Trimble (MO)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
DeKalb (MO)
  Clarksdale (MO)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Holt (MO)
  Forest City (MO)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oregon (MO)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fortescue (MO)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Big Lake (MO)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bigelow (MO)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mound City (MO)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Platte (MO)
  Iatan (MO)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Weston (MO)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Woodruff (MO)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dearborn (MO)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stillings (MO)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Camden Point (MO)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tracy (MO)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Farley (MO)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Platte City (MO)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Edgerton (MO)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ridgely (MO)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Waldron (MO)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ferrelview (MO)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Richardson (NE)
  Rulo (NE)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Preston (NE)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Falls City (NE)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Shannon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shannon.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Alderson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Camp Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lancaster Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE St. Louis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Pardee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Monrovia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Robinson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. St. Scholastica Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sunset Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Old Huron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Cummings District Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Round Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sumner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Benedicts Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE State of Kansas Children's Orphan Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Robertson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW St. Anns Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Effingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashcraft Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gore-Cummings-Nielson-Armstrong-Case Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Myers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jordan Creek Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Chain Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Forest Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hudseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Doniphan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Shannon ...

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 174 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shannon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shannon, there are papers which were published within 31 miles [49.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shannon.

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 Shannon had a population of 30 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Lancaster   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Shannon
 - 1895 population of 238 people (with 288 people in 2018)
 - Lancaster had a post office and railroad service
 
Farmington   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shannon
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Farmington had a post office and railroad service
 
Parnell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shannon
 - Parnell had a post office and railroad service
 
Atchison   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Shannon
 - 1895 population of 13,963 people (with 10,560 people in 2018)
 - Atchison had railroad service and no post office
 
Monrovia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shannon
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Monrovia had a post office and railroad service
 
Hawthorne   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shannon
 - Hawthorne had a post office and railroad service
 
Cummings   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Shannon
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Cummings had a post office and railroad service
 
Winthrop (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Shannon
 - 1895 population of 496 people
 - Winthrop had railroad service and no post office
 
Huron   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shannon
 - 1895 population of 325 people (with 72 people in 2018)
 - Huron had a post office and railroad service
 
Effingham   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shannon
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 521 people in 2018)
 - Effingham 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 Shannon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shannon 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 either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Shannon:

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 Atchison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Doniphan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Douglas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Leavenworth County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nemaha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shawnee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wyandotte County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Andrew County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buchanan County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clinton County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
DeKalb County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Holt County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Platte County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Richardson County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Kansas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Kansas,
Cemeteries of Atchison County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Kansas
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Kansas
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Kansas, for Atchison 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
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Missouri
      Nebraska

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Shannon ...

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

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 Shannon:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Kansas

About Atchison County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Atchison County: www.atchisoncountyks.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

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- Shannon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shannon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5653, Longitude: -95.2433     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shannon 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 Shannon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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