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Our Genealogy Helper for Sherwin ...

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 Sherwin (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 Sherwin. 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Sherwin is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Crawford, Labette, Jasper (MO), Newton (MO), Craig (OK) & Ottawa (OK).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Sherwin)
  Hallowell   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Columbus   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Hamilton Camp - Historic   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mayer - Historic   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Stippville   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  East Mineral - Historic   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  West Mineral   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mackie   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Monte Carlo - Historic   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Skidmore   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Turck   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Carona   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Savonburg   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pawnee Station   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hiattville   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Porterville   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McCune   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Monmouth   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cherokee   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Klendike   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Beulah   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Opolis   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pittsburg   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Girard   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Greenbush   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Capaldo   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Frontenac   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Ringo   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Edison   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oswego   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Chetopa   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Strauss   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Labette   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bartlett   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Altamont   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Edna   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mound Valley   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dennis   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Morehead   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cherryvale   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Avian - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kalloch - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Coffeyville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Saint Paul   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Galesburg   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Erie   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stark   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Thayer   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Earlton   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Barton (MO)
  Mindenmines (MO)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Burgess (MO)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Liberal (MO)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jasper (MO)
  Smithfield (MO)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Asbury (MO)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Klondike (MO)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Waco (MO)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Central City (MO)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Carl Junction (MO)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Airport Drive (MO)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Iron Gates (MO)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Lone Elm (MO)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Joplin (MO)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oakland Park (MO)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oronogo (MO)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Webb City (MO)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
McDonald (MO)
  May (MO)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tiff City (MO)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Newton (MO)
  Loma Linda (MO)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Grand Falls Plaza (MO)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shoal Creek Drive (MO)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dennis Acres (MO)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Leawood (MO)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cliff Village (MO)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Redings Mill (MO)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Spring City (MO)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Shoal Creek Estates (MO)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saginaw (MO)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Silver Creek (MO)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Racine (MO)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Seneca (MO)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Craig (OK)
  Welch (OK)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hollow (OK)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bluejacket (OK)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Vinita (OK)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Delaware (OK)
  Copeland (OK)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bernice (OK)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cayuga (OK)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Nowata (OK)
  South Coffeyville (OK)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ottawa (OK)
  Picher (OK) - Historic   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cardin (OK)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hockerville (OK)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Commerce (OK)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Quapaw (OK)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  North Miami (OK)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Lincolnville (OK)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Miami (OK)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dotyville (OK)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Peoria (OK)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Narcissa (OK)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wyandotte (OK)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fairland (OK)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sherwin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sherwin.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Spickelmire Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Dove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N LaRue Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Edgmand Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Johnson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McKee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Borland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Friends Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Garrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Fly Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Columbus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sherman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Tibbets Cemetery   [Map]     
  E County Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lone Elm Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crain Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Green lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dockery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brush Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Bridget Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oswego Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sherwin ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sherwin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sherwin, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sherwin.

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Sherwin had a post office and railroad service.

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

Hallowell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Sherwin
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Hallowell had a post office and railroad service
Columbus   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Sherwin
 - 1895 population of 2,160 people (with 3,070 people in 2018)
 - Columbus had a post office and railroad service
Faulkner   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sherwin
 - Faulkner had a post office and railroad service
Oswego   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Sherwin
 - 1895 population of 2,574 people (with 1,698 people in 2018)
 - Oswego had a post office and railroad service
Scammon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sherwin
 - 1895 population of 748 people (with 445 people in 2018)
 - Scammon had a post office and railroad service
Keelville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Sherwin
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Keelville had a post office and no railroad service
Neutral   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sherwin
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Neutral had a post office and railroad service
Montana   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sherwin
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Montana had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sherwin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sherwin 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 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 - 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 Sherwin:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Allen County:     Cyndi's



Bourbon County:     Cyndi's



Crawford County:     Cyndi's



Labette County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Neosho County:     Cyndi's



Barton County (MO):     Cyndi's



Jasper County (MO):     Cyndi's



McDonald County (MO):     Cyndi's



Newton County (MO):     Cyndi's



Craig County (OK):     Cyndi's



Delaware County (OK):     Cyndi's



Nowata County (OK):     Cyndi's



Ottawa County (OK):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Kansas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Kansas,
Cemeteries of Cherokee County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Kansas   Cemetery Wiki for Kansas
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Kansas, for Cherokee 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sherwin ...

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

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 Sherwin:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Kansas Community

About Cherokee County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sherwin. 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 from Point A (ie- Sherwin) 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 Sherwin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sherwin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherwin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1801, Longitude: -94.9477     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherwin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Sherwin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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