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Jacobson, Minnesota

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Our Genealogy Helper for Jacobson ...

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

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

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the 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.

Jacobson is located in Aitkin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Aitkin County: Carlton, Cass, Crow Wing, Itasca, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine & Saint Louis.

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

Aitkin     (The home county for Jacobson)
  Northeast Aitkin   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Hill City   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Northwest Aitkin   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Swatara   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Palisade   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Tamarack   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  McGregor   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Davidson   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Aitkin   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wright   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cromwell   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  North Carlton   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sawyer   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kettle River   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  East Cass   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Remer   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wahnena   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Outing   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Crow Wing
  Emily   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Swan River   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Warba   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Goodland   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Little Sand Lake   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  La Prairie   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Grand Rapids   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bovey   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Calumet   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Coleraine   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Marble   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pengilly   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Taconite   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Cohasset   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saint Louis
  Potshot Lake   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Floodwood   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Janette Lake   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Meadowlands   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Alborn   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brookston   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hibbing   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cotton   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chisholm   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Saginaw   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Forbes   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Jacobson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jacobson.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Ball Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sago Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Feeley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N New Wabana Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Verdon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  ENE Cedar Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Heavirland Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  NNW Blackberry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  S Tschibegamig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Jacobson ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jacobson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jacobson, there are papers which were published within 41 miles [66 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jacobson.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

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

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

Swan River   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Jacobson
 - Swan River had a post office and railroad service
Wawina   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Jacobson
 - Wawina had railroad service and no post office
Island   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Jacobson
 - Island had railroad service and no post office
Blackberry   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Jacobson
 - Blackberry had railroad service and no post office
Libby   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Jacobson
 - Libby had a post office and no railroad service
Floodwood   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Jacobson
 - Floodwood had railroad service and no post office
La Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Jacobson
 - La Prairie had a post office and railroad service
Grand Rapids   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Jacobson
 - Grand Rapids 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 Jacobson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jacobson 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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Jacobson:

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 Aitkin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carlton County:     Cyndi's



Cass County:     Cyndi's



Crow Wing County:     Cyndi's



Itasca County:     Cyndi's



Saint Louis County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Aitkin County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Aitkin County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

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 from Point A (ie- Jacobson) 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 Jacobson. 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 Jacobson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jacobson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0008, Longitude: -93.2674     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jacobson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Jacobson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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