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Our Genealogy Helper for Erie ...

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 Erie (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 Erie. 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.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Erie is located in Monroe County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Lenawee, Washtenaw, Wayne & Lucas (OH).

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

  • Monroe County     (The home county of Erie)
    • Vienna [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
      • Vienna [Monroe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
    • Havre [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havre
      • Havre [Monroe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Erie
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Havre. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havre
    • Luna Pier [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luna Pier
      • Luna Pier [Monroe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luna Pier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luna Pier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luna Pier<4>
    • Yargerville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yargerville
      • Yargerville [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yargerville
    • Temperance [Monroe County]
    • Hillcrest Orchard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest Orchard
      • Hillcrest Orchard [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Orchard
    • Samaria [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samaria
      • Samaria [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samaria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samaria
    • La Salle [Monroe County]
    • Liberty Corners [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Corners
      • Liberty Corners [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Corners
    • Lambertville [Monroe County]
    • South Monroe [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Monroe
      • South Monroe [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Monroe
    • Ida [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ida
      • Ida [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ida have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ida
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ida<4>
    • Lulu [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lulu
      • Lulu [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lulu
  • Lenawee County
    • Deerfield [Lenawee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerfield
      • Deerfield [Lenawee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deerfield<4>
    • Riga [Lenawee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riga
      • Riga [Lenawee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riga
    • Blissfield [Lenawee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blissfield
      • Blissfield [Lenawee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blissfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blissfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blissfield<4>
    • Wellsville [Lenawee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellsville
      • Wellsville [Lenawee County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsville
    • Britton [Lenawee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Britton
      • Britton [Lenawee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Britton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Britton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Britton<4>
    • Holloway [Lenawee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holloway
      • Holloway [Lenawee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holloway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holloway
    • Ridgeway [Lenawee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Lenawee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
    • Palmyra [Lenawee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
      • Palmyra [Lenawee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
    • Macon [Lenawee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
      • Macon [Lenawee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon
    • Tecumseh [Lenawee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tecumseh
      • Tecumseh [Lenawee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tecumseh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tecumseh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tecumseh<4>
    • Jasper [Lenawee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
      • Jasper [Lenawee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Adrian [Lenawee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adrian
      • Adrian [Lenawee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adrian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adrian<4>
    • Friendly Village of Adrian [Lenawee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendly Village of Adrian
      • Friendly Village of Adrian [Lenawee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendly Village of Adrian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendly Village of Adrian
  • Washtenaw County
    • Whittaker [Washtenaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittaker
      • Whittaker [Washtenaw County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittaker
    • Willis [Washtenaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willis
      • Willis [Washtenaw County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willis<4>
    • Rawsonville [Washtenaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawsonville
      • Rawsonville [Washtenaw County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawsonville
    • Saline [Washtenaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline
      • Saline [Washtenaw County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saline<4>
    • Ypsilanti [Washtenaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ypsilanti
      • Ypsilanti [Washtenaw County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,940 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ypsilanti
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ypsilanti<4>
    • Bridgewater [Washtenaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgewater
      • Bridgewater [Washtenaw County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgewater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgewater<4>
    • Ann Arbor [Washtenaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ann Arbor
      • Ann Arbor [Washtenaw County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ann Arbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ann Arbor<4>
    • Manchester [Washtenaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Washtenaw County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<4>
    • Barton Hills [Washtenaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barton Hills
      • Barton Hills [Washtenaw County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 303 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton Hills
  • Wayne County
    • Rockwood [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood [Wayne County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockwood<4>
    • Gibraltar [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibraltar
      • Gibraltar [Wayne County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,516 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibraltar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibraltar
    • New Boston [Wayne County]
    • Woodhaven [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodhaven
      • Woodhaven [Wayne County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodhaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodhaven<4>
    • Belleville [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
      • Belleville [Wayne County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,865 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belleville<4>
    • Grosse Ile [Wayne County]
    • Trenton [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
      • Trenton [Wayne County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,031 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<4>
    • Romulus [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romulus
      • Romulus [Wayne County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romulus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romulus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Romulus<4>
    • Riverview [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Wayne County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,968 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverview<4>
    • Southgate [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southgate
      • Southgate [Wayne County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southgate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southgate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southgate<4>
    • Taylor [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Wayne County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,576 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<4>
    • Wayne [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayne
      • Wayne [Wayne County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,699 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayne<4>
    • Wyandotte [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyandotte
      • Wyandotte [Wayne County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,707 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyandotte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wyandotte<4>
  • Fulton County (OH)
    • Metamora [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metamora
      • Metamora [Fulton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metamora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metamora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Metamora<4>
    • Assumption [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Assumption
      • Assumption [Fulton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Assumption
    • Swanton [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanton
      • Swanton [Fulton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,841 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanton<4>
    • Leslie [Fulton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
      • Leslie [Fulton County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ai [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ai
      • Ai [Fulton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ai
    • Lytton [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lytton
      • Lytton [Fulton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lytton
    • Whiteville [Fulton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiteville
      • Whiteville [Fulton County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiteville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Siney [Fulton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siney
      • Siney [Fulton County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siney have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Delta [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Fulton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,085 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<4>
    • Lyons [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
      • Lyons [Fulton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 544 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyons have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyons<4>
    • Wauseon [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wauseon
      • Wauseon [Fulton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,409 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauseon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wauseon<4>
  • Henry County (OH)
    • Liberty Center [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Center
      • Liberty Center [Henry County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty Center<4>
    • McClure [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McClure
      • McClure [Henry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 678 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McClure have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McClure<4>
  • Lucas County (OH)
    • Harbor View [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor View
      • Harbor View [Lucas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor View
    • Immergrun [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Immergrun
      • Immergrun [Lucas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Immergrun
    • Auburndale [Lucas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburndale
      • Auburndale [Lucas County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburndale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Toledo [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toledo
      • Toledo [Lucas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 271,455 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toledo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toledo<4>
    • Oregon [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon
      • Oregon [Lucas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,016 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oregon<4>
    • East Toledo [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Toledo
      • East Toledo [Lucas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Toledo
    • Fort Industry [Lucas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Industry
      • Fort Industry [Lucas County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Industry. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Ottawa Hills [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ottawa Hills
      • Ottawa Hills [Lucas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ottawa Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ottawa Hills
    • Sylvania [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvania
      • Sylvania [Lucas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,515 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvania
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvania<4>
    • Centennial [Lucas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centennial
      • Centennial [Lucas County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centennial have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Yondota [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yondota
      • Yondota [Lucas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Erie
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    • Bono [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bono
      • Bono [Lucas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Erie
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    • Holland [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
      • Holland [Lucas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,687 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holland<4>
  • Ottawa County (OH)
    • Curtice [Ottawa County]
    • Clay Center [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Center
      • Clay Center [Ottawa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Center
    • Martin [Ottawa County]
    • Genoa [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genoa
      • Genoa [Ottawa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genoa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Locust Point [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Point
      • Locust Point [Ottawa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Erie
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    • Rocky Ridge [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge [Ottawa County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ridge
    • Elmore [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmore
      • Elmore [Ottawa County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,401 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmore<4>
    • Oak Harbor [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Harbor
      • Oak Harbor [Ottawa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,692 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lacarne [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacarne
      • Lacarne [Ottawa County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacarne
    • Port Clinton [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Clinton
      • Port Clinton [Ottawa County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Clinton<4>
    • Put-in-Bay [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Put-in-Bay
      • Put-in-Bay [Ottawa County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Put-in-Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gypsum [Ottawa County]
  • Sandusky County (OH)
    • Woodville [Sandusky County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville [Sandusky County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,008 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodville<4>
    • Gibsonburg [Sandusky County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibsonburg
      • Gibsonburg [Sandusky County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibsonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibsonburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibsonburg<4>
    • Lindsey [Sandusky County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindsey
      • Lindsey [Sandusky County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lindsey<4>
    • Helena [Sandusky County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Sandusky County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<4>
    • Fremont [Sandusky County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [Sandusky County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,839 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<4>
    • Burgoon [Sandusky County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burgoon
      • Burgoon [Sandusky County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burgoon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burgoon
  • Seneca County (OH)
    • Bettsville [Seneca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bettsville
      • Bettsville [Seneca County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 618 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bettsville<4>
  • Wood County (OH)
    • Northwood [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwood
      • Northwood [Wood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northwood<4>
    • Arbor Hills [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbor Hills
      • Arbor Hills [Wood County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbor Hills
    • Rossford [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossford
      • Rossford [Wood County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,595 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rossford<4>
    • Bates [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bates
      • Bates [Wood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bates
    • Walbridge [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walbridge
      • Walbridge [Wood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walbridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walbridge<4>
    • Millbury [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millbury
      • Millbury [Wood County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millbury<4>
    • Perrysburg [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrysburg
      • Perrysburg [Wood County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perrysburg<4>
    • Lime City [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime City
      • Lime City [Wood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime City
    • Lemoyne [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemoyne
      • Lemoyne [Wood County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemoyne
    • Dowling [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowling
      • Dowling [Wood County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dowling
    • Luckey [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luckey
      • Luckey [Wood County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luckey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Haskins [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haskins
      • Haskins [Wood County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,242 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haskins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haskins<4>
    • Pemberville [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pemberville
      • Pemberville [Wood County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,422 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pemberville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pemberville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pemberville<4>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Erie ...

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 210 newspapers that have been published in the area around Erie.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Erie. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Erie and those printed in the larger area surrounding Erie.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km] of Erie.

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 everyone.

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

  • 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 Michigan
    • Stories from Ohio
    • Stories from Ontario

Cemeteries Near Erie ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Erie.

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

  • Keeney Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Keeney Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Keeney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keeney Cemetery
  • Brigham Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brigham Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brigham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brigham Cemetery
  • St. Joseph - Bay Settlement Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph - Bay Settlement Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph - Bay Settlement Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph - Bay Settlement Cemetery
  • Erie Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Erie Union Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Erie Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie Union Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Neriah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Neriah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Neriah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neriah Cemetery
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    • Bedford Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bedford Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bedford Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford Memorial Cemetery
    • St. John's Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. John's Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. John's Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. John's Cemetery
    • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • Hitchcock Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hitchcock Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hitchcock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitchcock Cemetery
    • Bradford Farm Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bradford Farm Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bradford Farm Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradford Farm Cemetery
    • La Salle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the La Salle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the La Salle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Salle Cemetery
    • Weeks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Weeks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Weeks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hungerford Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hungerford Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hungerford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Roselawn Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roselawn Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roselawn Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roselawn Memorial Cemetery

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 Erie had a population of 400 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Erie [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
    • Erie [Monroe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Erie
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Erie had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erie<4>
  • Vienna [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
    • Vienna [Monroe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Erie
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vienna had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
  • Temperance [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temperance
    • Temperance [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Erie
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Temperance had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temperance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Temperance<4>
  • Yargerville [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yargerville
    • Yargerville [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Yargerville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yargerville
  • Samaria [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samaria
    • Samaria [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Erie
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Samaria had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samaria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samaria
  • La Salle [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Salle
    • La Salle [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Erie
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 90 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, La Salle had a post office and railroad service
    • La Salle has also been known as:
    • LaSalle
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    • Lambertville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambertville
      • Lambertville [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 151 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lambertville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambertville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lambertville<4>
    • West Toledo [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Toledo
      • West Toledo [Lucas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 927 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Toledo had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Toledo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Toledo
    • Auburndale [Lucas County] - Historic
      • While Auburndale was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburndale
      • Auburndale [Lucas County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Erie
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,609 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Auburndale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburndale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ironville [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironville
      • Ironville [Lucas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 158 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ironville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ironville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ironville
    • Ida [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ida
      • Ida [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 270 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ida had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ida have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ida
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ida<4>
    • Strasburg [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg
      • Strasburg [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Erie
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Strasburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
    • Lulu [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lulu
      • Lulu [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Erie
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lulu had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lulu
    • Toledo [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toledo
      • Toledo [Lucas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Erie
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 81,434 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 271,455 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Toledo had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toledo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toledo<4>
    • Whiteford Center [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiteford Center
      • Whiteford Center [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Erie
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Whiteford Center had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiteford Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteford Center

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Erie ...

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

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

Along The Tracks, A Directory of Named Places on Michigan Railroads
Written by: Meints, Graydon M.
Published by Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University - 1987
(Available from Amazon.com)

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Erie:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Shell Oil Road Map for Michigan (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

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

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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- Erie) 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 Erie. 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 ErieOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Erie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7940, Longitude: -83.4968    
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>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.
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<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 Erie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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