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Our Genealogy Helper for Skidmore ...

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 Skidmore (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 Skidmore. 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.

Skidmore 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 Skidmore. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Skidmore:

  DirDistance
Cherokee     (The home county for Skidmore)
  Turck   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Mackie   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Stippville   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Roseland   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Scammon   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Carona   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Monte Carlo - Historic   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  East Mineral - Historic   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mayer - Historic   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Columbus   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Hamilton Camp - Historic   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Dutch Hollow - Historic   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Weir   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
 
Allen
  Savonburg   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bourbon
  Pawnee Station   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hiattville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Garland   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Porterville   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Godfrey   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Marmaton   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Crawford
  Cherokee   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Klendike   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Monmouth   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  McCune   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Beulah   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Opolis   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pittsburg   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Capaldo   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Frontenac   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Girard   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Ringo   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Edison   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Labette
  Strauss   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Oswego   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Chetopa   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Labette   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bartlett   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Altamont   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Edna   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mound Valley   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dennis   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Morehead   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Montgomery
  Cherryvale   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Neosho
  Saint Paul   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Erie   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Galesburg   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Thayer   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Barton (MO)
  Mindenmines (MO)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Burgess (MO)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Liberal (MO)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lamar Heights (MO)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lamar (MO)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Jasper (MO)
  Asbury (MO)   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Waco (MO)   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Smithfield (MO)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Klondike (MO)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Carl Junction (MO)   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Central City (MO)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Airport Drive (MO)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Lone Elm (MO)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Iron Gates (MO)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oronogo (MO)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Webb City (MO)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Joplin (MO)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Neck City (MO)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
McDonald (MO)
  May (MO)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Newton (MO)
  Grand Falls Plaza (MO)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Loma Linda (MO)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cliff Village (MO)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dennis Acres (MO)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Shoal Creek Drive (MO)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Leawood (MO)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Redings Mill (MO)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Spring City (MO)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Saginaw (MO)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shoal Creek Estates (MO)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Silver Creek (MO)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Racine (MO)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Seneca (MO)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Vernon (MO)
  Bronaugh (MO)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Craig (OK)
  Welch (OK)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bluejacket (OK)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hollow (OK)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Delaware (OK)
  Copeland (OK)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ottawa (OK)
  Hockerville (OK)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Picher (OK) - Historic   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cardin (OK)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Lincolnville (OK)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Quapaw (OK)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Commerce (OK)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  North Miami (OK)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Miami (OK)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Peoria (OK)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dotyville (OK)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Narcissa (OK)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wyandotte (OK)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fairland (OK)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Skidmore ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Skidmore.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Lone Elm Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Edgmand Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Bridget Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE County Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Columbus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Council Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hosey Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW LaRue Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WNW Star Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Spickelmire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Timberhill Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wirtonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Borland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brush Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Johnson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Monmouth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Friends Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McKee Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Skidmore ...

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 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around Skidmore.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Skidmore, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Skidmore.

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>

While we didn't find Skidmore in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Skidmore.

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

Scammon   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Skidmore
 - 1895 population of 748 people (with 445 people in 2018)
 - Scammon had a post office and railroad service
 
Columbus   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Skidmore
 - 1895 population of 2,160 people (with 3,070 people in 2018)
 - Columbus had a post office and railroad service
 
Weir   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skidmore
 - 1895 population of 2,138 people (with 639 people in 2018)
 - Weir had a post office and railroad service
 
Sherwin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Skidmore
 - Sherwin had a post office and railroad service
 
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Skidmore
 - 1895 population of 1,087 people (with 709 people in 2018)
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
 
Crestline   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Skidmore
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Crestline had a post office and railroad service
 
Fleming   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skidmore
 - Fleming had railroad service and no post office
 
Hallowell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Skidmore
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Hallowell 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 Skidmore. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Skidmore 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 professional and volunteer 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 Skidmore:

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
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bourbon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crawford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Labette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Neosho County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Barton County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jasper County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McDonald County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Newton County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vernon County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Craig County (OK):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Delaware County (OK):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ottawa County (OK):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Kansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Cherokee County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Skidmore) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Skidmore. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Skidmore

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skidmore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2403, Longitude: -94.8319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Skidmore 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 Skidmore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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