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Our Genealogy Helper for Hollandale Junction ...

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 Hollandale Junction (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 Hollandale Junction. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Hollandale Junction ...

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

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

  • Typical abbreviation for Hollandale Junction: Hollandale Jct. (or less commonly used: Hollandale Jctn.)

Neighboring Counties ...

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

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

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

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

Hollandale Junction is located in Freeborn County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Freeborn County: Winnebago (IA), Worth (IA), Faribault, Mower, Steele & Waseca.

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

Freeborn     (The home county for Hollandale Junction)
  Hayward   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Oakland   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Hollandale   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Myrtle   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Albert Lea   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Clarks Grove   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Geneva   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Twin Lakes   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Conger   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Emmons   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Blue Earth
  Pemberton   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hayfield   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Claremont   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dodge Center   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kasson   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mantorville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Concord   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Walters   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kiester   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wells   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bricelyn   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Minnesota Lake   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Easton   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Frost   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ostrander   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Austin   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mapleview   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lansing   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Brownsdale   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lyle   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rose Creek   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Waltham   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Renova - Historic   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sargeant   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Adams   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dexter   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elkton   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Taopi   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Shanty Town   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Byron   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Post Town   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Moland   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ellendale   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Blooming Prairie   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hope   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Owatonna   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rice Lake   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Medford   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Richland   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Vista   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Waldorf   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Waseca   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alma City   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Janesville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cerro Gordo (IA)
  Plymouth (IA)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rock Falls (IA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mason City (IA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clear Lake (IA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mason City Junction (IA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Portland (IA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ventura (IA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (IA)
  Nora Springs (IA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rudd (IA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Howard (IA)
  Riceville (IA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mitchell (IA)
  Carpenter (IA)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Toeterville (IA)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Saint Ansgar (IA)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Stacyville (IA)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Meyer (IA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mitchell (IA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Little Cedar (IA)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Osage (IA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rock Creek (IA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  McIntire (IA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Orchard (IA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Winnebago (IA)
  Lake Mills (IA)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Scarville (IA)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Leland (IA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Forest City (IA)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Thompson (IA)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rake (IA)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Worth (IA)
  Northwood (IA)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Silver Lake (IA)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bolan (IA)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Kensett (IA)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bristol (IA)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Grafton (IA)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Joice (IA)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Manly (IA)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hanlontown (IA)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fertile (IA)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Hollandale Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hollandale Junction.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Hollandale Junction covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oakland Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hayward Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Krikva Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bohemian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Kestner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kennevan Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Old Red Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moscow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Hollandale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW East Freeborn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Glenville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Danish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mockingbird Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Freeborn County Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE London Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clarks Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lakewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Theodores Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wanders Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cedar City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Central Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Itasca Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Hollandale Junction ...

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 195 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hollandale Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hollandale Junction, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hollandale Junction.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

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

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

Hayward   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hollandale Junction
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 243 people in 2018)
 - Hayward had a post office and railroad service
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Hollandale Junction
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Oakland had a post office and railroad service
Moscow   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hollandale Junction
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
Glenville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hollandale Junction
 - 1895 population of 300 people (with 625 people in 2018)
 - Glenville had a post office and railroad service
Myrtle   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Hollandale Junction
 - Myrtle had a post office and no railroad service
Albert Lea   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Hollandale Junction
 - 1895 population of 3,305 people (with 17,647 people in 2018)
 - Albert Lea had a post office and railroad service
Clarks Grove   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hollandale Junction
 - Clarks Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Gordonsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hollandale Junction
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Gordonsville had a post office and railroad service

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

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Minnesota:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Minnesota State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Minnesota to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Freeborn County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blue Earth County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Faribault County:     Cyndi's



Fillmore County:     Cyndi's



Mower County:     Cyndi's



Olmsted County:     Cyndi's



Rice County:     Cyndi's



Steele County:     Cyndi's



Waseca County:     Cyndi's



Cerro Gordo County (IA):     Cyndi's



Floyd County (IA):     Cyndi's



Howard County (IA):     Cyndi's



Mitchell County (IA):     Cyndi's



Winnebago County (IA):     Cyndi's



Worth County (IA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Minnesota
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Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Freeborn County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Freeborn County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hollandale Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hollandale Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6636, Longitude: -93.1894     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hollandale Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Hollandale Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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