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Island View, Minnesota

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The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Island View, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Island View:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Island View and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.

Island View is located in Koochiching County.

The following 4 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Koochiching County: Beltrami, Itasca, Lake of the Woods & Saint Louis.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 35 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Island View. Of these communities, 10 are located in counties other than Koochiching County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Island View (which is Koochiching County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Island View. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Saint Louis County  

Koochiching County     (The county where Island View resides)
County Website:
County Seat for Koochiching:   International Falls
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Koochiching County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Note: The Canadian Province of Ontario lies to the north.
Sha-Sha Resort (Unver)     [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
Thunderbird Resort (Unver)     [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
Spring Lodge Resort and Marina (Unver)     [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Falls Junction (Unver)     [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ranier     [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jameson (Unver)     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ericsburg     [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
South International Falls     [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
International Falls     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ray (Unver)     [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rainy Lake     [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Nakoda (Unver)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pelland (Unver)     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
East Koochiching     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Littlefork     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Laurel (Unver)     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Loman     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lindford (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wisner (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Indus (Unver)     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Nett Lake     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hendrickson Landing (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Manitou (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Grand Falls (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ben Linn Landing (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

Saint Louis County
County Website:
County Seat for Saint Louis:   Duluth
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Louis County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Note: The Canadian Province of Ontario lies to the north.
Kabetogama     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Arbutus (Unver)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Kettle Falls (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Northwest Saint Louis     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ash Lake (Unver)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Nett Lake     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Nett Lake     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Cusson (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Crane Lake     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Orr     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Island View. 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 Island View

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Island View. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5952, Longitude: -93.1668     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Island View have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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