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Our Genealogy Helper for Silverdale ...

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 Silverdale (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 Silverdale. 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.

Name Variations for Silverdale ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Silverdale.

  • In some documents, we have seen where Silverdale has been called Silver Dale.

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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Silverdale is located in Cowley County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cowley County: Butler, Chautauqua, Elk, Sedgwick, Sumner, Kay (OK) & Osage (OK).

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

  DirDistance
Cowley     (The home county for Silverdale)
  Parkerfield   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Maple City   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Arkansas City   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Tisdale   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dexter   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Geuda Springs   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  New Salem   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Kellogg   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Burden   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Floral   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Butler
  Douglass   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Smileyville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Latham   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bloomington   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gordon   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rose Hill   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Salter   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chautauqua
  Cedar Vale   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hewins   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wauneta   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sedan   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chautauqua   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Elk
  Grenola   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Moline   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Sedgwick
  Mulvane   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Peck   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Derby   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wego-Waco   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sumner
  Oxford   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hunnewell   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  South Haven   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Belle Plaine   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wellington   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Roland   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Corbin   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mayfield   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Caldwell   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Grant (OK)
  Deer Creek (OK)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Kay (OK)
  Newkirk (OK)   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Kildare (OK)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Kaw City (OK)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cross (OK) - Historic   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ponca City (OK)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Braman (OK)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Blackwell (OK)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tonkawa (OK)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Nardin (OK)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Noble (OK)
  Marland (OK)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Osage (OK)
  Grainola (OK)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Webb City (OK)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Foraker (OK)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Shidler (OK)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burbank (OK)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  McCord (OK)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Little Chief (OK)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fairfax (OK)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gray Horse (OK)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pawhuska (OK)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pawnee (OK)
  Ralston (OK)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Silverdale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Silverdale.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Silverdale Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Spring side Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW South Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Maple City Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Rose Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Chilocco Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Memorial Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Silverdale ...

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 224 newspapers that have been published in the area around Silverdale.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Silverdale. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Silverdale and those printed in the larger area surrounding Silverdale.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 45 miles [72.4 km] of Silverdale.

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, Silverdale had a post office and railroad service.

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

Cameron   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Silverdale
 - Cameron had railroad service and no post office
 
Vinton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Silverdale
 - Vinton had a post office and railroad service
 
Maple City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Silverdale
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Maple City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arkansas City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Silverdale
 - 1895 population of 8,347 people (with 11,793 people in 2018)
 - Arkansas City had a post office and railroad service
 
Chilocco (OK)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Silverdale
 - Chilocco had railroad service and no post office
 
Tresham   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Silverdale
 - Tresham had railroad service and no post office
 
Newkirk (OK)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Silverdale
 - Newkirk had no post office or railroad service
 
Dexter   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Silverdale
 - 1895 population of 371 people (with 275 people in 2018)
 - Dexter 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 Silverdale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Silverdale 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 Silverdale:

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 Cowley County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chautauqua County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Elk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sedgwick County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sumner County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant County (OK):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kay County (OK):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Noble County (OK):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Osage County (OK):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pawnee County (OK):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Kansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Silverdale ...

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

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 Silverdale:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kansas

About Cowley County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cowley County: www.cowleycounty.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Silverdale) 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 Silverdale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from var:

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silverdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0420, Longitude: -96.9034     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Silverdale 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 Silverdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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