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Our Genealogy Helper for Zenda ...

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 Zenda (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 Zenda. 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.

Name Variations for Zenda ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

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

Prior to its current name of Zenda, it was known as Rochester.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Zenda is located in Kingman County.

To see how the shape of Kansas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kingman County: Barber, Harper, Pratt, Reno, Sedgwick & Sumner.

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

  • Kingman County     (The home county of Zenda)
    • Willowdale [Kingman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowdale
      • Willowdale [Kingman County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Zenda
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowdale
    • Spivey [Kingman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spivey
      • Spivey [Kingman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spivey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spivey
    • Nashville [Kingman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashville
      • Nashville [Kingman County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 55 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
    • Rago [Kingman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rago
      • Rago [Kingman County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rago have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rago
    • Adams [Kingman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams
      • Adams [Kingman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams
    • Belmont [Kingman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Kingman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Kingman [Kingman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingman
      • Kingman [Kingman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Kingman:
      • Sherman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingman<3>
    • Cunningham [Kingman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cunningham
      • Cunningham [Kingman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cunningham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cunningham
    • Penalosa [Kingman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penalosa
      • Penalosa [Kingman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penalosa
    • Murdock [Kingman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murdock
      • Murdock [Kingman County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Zenda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murdock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Murdock:
      • New Murdock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murdock
    • Norwich [Kingman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
      • Norwich [Kingman County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<3>
  • Barber County
    • Isabel [Barber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isabel
      • Isabel [Barber County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isabel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isabel
    • Sharon [Barber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Barber County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Sharon:
      • Bible Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Medicine Lodge [Barber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Lodge
      • Medicine Lodge [Barber County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medicine Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Lodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Lodge<3>
    • Elm Mills [Barber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Mills
      • Elm Mills [Barber County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Zenda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Mills
    • Hazelton [Barber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelton
      • Hazelton [Barber County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 84 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelton
    • Forest City [Barber County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
      • Forest City [Barber County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Zenda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lake City [Barber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Barber County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Zenda
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Kiowa [Barber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiowa
      • Kiowa [Barber County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 917 people
      • Former name for Kiowa:
      • New Kiowa
      • Kiowa has also been known as:
      • Kiowa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiowa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kiowa<3>
    • Hardtner [Barber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardtner
      • Hardtner [Barber County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardtner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardtner<3>
    • Sun City [Barber County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun City
      • Sun City [Barber County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Sun City:
      • Sun
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun City<3>
  • Harper County
    • Duquoin [Harper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duquoin
      • Duquoin [Harper County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duquoin
    • Attica [Harper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attica
      • Attica [Harper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attica<3>
    • Harper [Harper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper
      • Harper [Harper County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,293 people
      • Former name for Harper:
      • Cora City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harper<3>
    • Anthony [Harper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthony
      • Anthony [Harper County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,032 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anthony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anthony<3>
    • Danville [Harper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Harper County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33 people
      • Former name for Danville:
      • Coleville
      • Danville has also been known as:
      • Coalville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Freeport [Harper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Harper County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Zenda
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
    • Waldron [Harper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldron
      • Waldron [Harper County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
    • Bluff City [Harper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Harper County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Bluff City:
      • Bluff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
  • Pratt County
    • Cairo [Pratt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Pratt County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Zenda
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Sawyer [Pratt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawyer
      • Sawyer [Pratt County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawyer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawyer
    • Preston [Pratt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
      • Preston [Pratt County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
    • Pratt [Pratt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Pratt County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pratt<3>
    • Coats [Pratt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
      • Coats [Pratt County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 75 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coats have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
    • Iuka [Pratt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iuka
      • Iuka [Pratt County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iuka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iuka
    • Cullison [Pratt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullison
      • Cullison [Pratt County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cullison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cullison
    • Byers [Pratt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byers
      • Byers [Pratt County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byers
  • Reno County
    • Turon [Reno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turon
      • Turon [Reno County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 370 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Turon:
      • Pioneer City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turon
    • Pretty Prairie [Reno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pretty Prairie
      • Pretty Prairie [Reno County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pretty Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pretty Prairie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pretty Prairie<3>
    • Langdon [Reno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langdon
      • Langdon [Reno County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Langdon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langdon
    • Arlington [Reno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Reno County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 445 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<3>
    • Abbyville [Reno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbyville
      • Abbyville [Reno County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbyville
    • Plevna [Reno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plevna
      • Plevna [Reno County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plevna
    • Sylvia [Reno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvia
      • Sylvia [Reno County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Sylvia:
      • Zenith
      • Sylvia has also been known as:
      • Anderson's Farm
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvia
    • Partridge [Reno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Partridge
      • Partridge [Reno County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 242 people
      • Former name for Partridge:
      • Reno Center
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Partridge
    • Yoder [Reno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yoder
      • Yoder [Reno County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Zenda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yoder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yoder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yoder<3>
  • Sedgwick County
    • Anness [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anness
      • Anness [Sedgwick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anness have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anness
    • Cheney [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheney
      • Cheney [Sedgwick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheney<3>
    • Viola [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viola
      • Viola [Sedgwick County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Viola:
      • Peotone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Viola<3>
    • Garden Plain [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Plain
      • Garden Plain [Sedgwick County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Plain
  • Stafford County
    • Stafford [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford
      • Stafford [Stafford County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 920 people
      • Stafford has also been known as:
      • Stafford Center
      • Stafford City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stafford<3>
  • Sumner County
    • Milton [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Sumner County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Milton:
      • Levy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Argonia [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argonia
      • Argonia [Sumner County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Argonia<3>
    • Conway Springs [Sumner County]
    • Milan [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milan
      • Milan [Sumner County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milan
  • Alfalfa County (OK)
    • Amorita [Alfalfa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amorita
      • Amorita [Alfalfa County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amorita have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amorita
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amorita<3>
    • Byron [Alfalfa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byron
      • Byron [Alfalfa County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
    • Burlington [Alfalfa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
      • Burlington [Alfalfa County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<3>
  • Grant County (OK)
    • Manchester [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Grant County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Zenda ...

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 207 newspapers that have been published in the area around Zenda.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Zenda. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Zenda and those printed in the larger area surrounding Zenda.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Zenda.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Zenda:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Kansas
    • Stories from Oklahoma

Cemeteries Near Zenda ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Zenda.

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

  • St. Johns Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Nichols Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nichols Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Old Bross Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Bross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Bross Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Zenda.
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  • St. John Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. John Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. John Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Zenda.
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  • Burgess Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burgess Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Burgess Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Zenda.
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    • Liberty Twp. Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Twp. Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Liberty Twp. Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Zenda.
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    • Duquoin Cemetery
    • Cleveland Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cleveland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cleveland Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Zenda.
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    • Baird Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baird Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Baird Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Zenda.
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    • Rago Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rago Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rago Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Zenda.
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    • West Point Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • West Point Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Zenda.
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    • Mumford Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mumford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mumford Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Zenda.
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    • Hunt Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hunt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hunt Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Zenda.
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    • St. Boniface Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Boniface Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Boniface Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Zenda.
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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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Zenda had a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Zenda had a population of 76 people.

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

  • Zenda [Kingman County]
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    • Zenda [Kingman County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Zenda
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Zenda had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zenda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Zenda:
    • Rochester
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zenda<3>
  • Spivey [Kingman County]
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    • Spivey [Kingman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,305 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spivey had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spivey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Nashville [Kingman County]
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    • Nashville [Kingman County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Zenda
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 55 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nashville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rago [Kingman County]
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    • Rago [Kingman County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rago had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rago have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cleveland [Kingman County] - Historic
    • While Cleveland was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
    • Cleveland [Kingman County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Zenda
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Duquoin [Harper County]
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    • Duquoin [Harper County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Duquoin had a post office and railroad service
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    • Calista [Kingman County] - Historic
      • While Calista was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calista
      • Calista [Kingman County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Zenda
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Calista had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Attica [Harper County]
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      • Attica [Harper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Zenda
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 553 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 547 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Attica had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attica<3>
    • Crystal Springs [Harper County]
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      • Crystal Springs [Harper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Zenda
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crystal Springs had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Alameda [Kingman County]
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      • Alameda [Kingman County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Zenda
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alameda had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alameda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Isabel [Barber County]
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      • Isabel [Barber County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Zenda
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Isabel had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isabel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sharon [Barber County]
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      • Sharon [Barber County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Zenda
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 304 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sharon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Sharon:
      • Bible Valley
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    • Belmont [Kingman County]
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      • Belmont [Kingman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Belmont had a post office and railroad service
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    • Cunningham [Kingman County]
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      • Cunningham [Kingman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Zenda
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cunningham had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cunningham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kingman [Kingman County]
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      • Kingman [Kingman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Zenda
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,390 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,765 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingman had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Kingman:
      • Sherman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingman<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Zenda. See our List of 1890's Communities around Zenda.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Zenda ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Zenda:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Zenda in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Zenda for more information.

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

Search for a Community in Kansas

About Kingman County

About Kansas

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Zenda. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Zenda) 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 Zenda. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ZendaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zenda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4447, Longitude: -98.2817       In this case, the coordinates for Zenda have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Zenda, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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