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Our Genealogy Helper for Kanaranzi ...

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 Kanaranzi (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 Kanaranzi. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Kanaranzi is located in Rock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rock County: Lyon (IA), Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Minnehaha (SD) & Moody (SD).

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

Rock     (The home county for Kanaranzi)
  Magnolia   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Luverne   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Steen   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Kenneth   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Beaver Creek   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hills   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hardwick   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Okabena   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Chandler   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Iona   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lake Wilson   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hadley   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fulda   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Slayton   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Currie   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Adrian   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lismore   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rushmore   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Leota   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Wilmont   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Bigelow   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Reading   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Round Lake   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brewster   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kinbrae   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dundee   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Edgerton   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Trosky   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Jasper Sunrise Village   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jasper   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hatfield   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ihlen   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pipestone   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Holland   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Airlie   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dickinson (IA)
  Lake Park (IA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lyon (IA)
  Rock Rapids (IA)   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Little Rock (IA)   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lester (IA)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  George (IA)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Alvord (IA)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Larchwood (IA)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Doon (IA)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Inwood (IA)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
O'Brien (IA)
  Sheldon (IA)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sanborn (IA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Archer (IA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Osceola (IA)
  Sibley (IA)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ashton (IA)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Allendorf (IA)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cloverdale (IA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ocheyedan (IA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Melvin (IA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Harris (IA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  May City (IA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sioux (IA)
  Matlock (IA)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hull (IA)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Boyden (IA)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rock Valley (IA)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sioux Center (IA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Westbrook Village (IA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hospers (IA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lebanon (IA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Orange City (IA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Alton (IA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (SD)
  Shindler (SD)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Canton (SD)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fairview (SD)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Harrisburg (SD)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hudson (SD)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Worthing (SD)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Moe (SD)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tea (SD)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Minnehaha (SD)
  Valley Springs (SD)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Garretson (SD)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sherman (SD)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rowena (SD)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Brandon (SD)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pine Lakes Addition (SD)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Split Rock Heights (SD)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Meadow View Addition (SD)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Norton Acres (SD)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sioux Falls (SD)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Renner Corner (SD)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Renner (SD)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Midway (SD)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Moody (SD)
  Trent (SD)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Egan (SD)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sioux Falls Junction (SD)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Kanaranzi ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kanaranzi.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Ash Wood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Grand Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Mary's Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Westside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Eastside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Norwegian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Catherines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maplewood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE St. Adrian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adrian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Restlawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Kenneth Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Kanaranzi ...

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 132 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kanaranzi.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kanaranzi, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kanaranzi.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Kanaranzi had a post office and railroad service.

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

Magnolia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Kanaranzi
 - 1895 population of 30 people (with 211 people in 2018)
 - Magnolia had a post office and railroad service
Ash Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kanaranzi
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Ash Creek had a post office and railroad service
Ellsworth   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kanaranzi
 - 1895 population of 258 people (with 462 people in 2018)
 - Ellsworth had a post office and railroad service
Adrian   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kanaranzi
 - 1895 population of 671 people (with 1,219 people in 2018)
 - Adrian had a post office and railroad service
Luverne   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kanaranzi
 - 1895 population of 1,466 people (with 4,580 people in 2018)
 - Luverne had a post office and railroad service
Steen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kanaranzi
 - Steen had railroad service and no post office
Rock Rapids (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kanaranzi
 - 1895 population of 1,394 people (with 2,549 people in 2018)
 - Rock Rapids had a post office and railroad service
Hills   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kanaranzi
 - Hills 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 Kanaranzi. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kanaranzi in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Kanaranzi:

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 Rock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Murray County:     Cyndi's



Nobles County:     Cyndi's



Pipestone County:     Cyndi's



Dickinson County (IA):     Cyndi's



Lyon County (IA):     Cyndi's



O'Brien County (IA):     Cyndi's

Osceola County (IA):     Cyndi's



Sioux County (IA):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (SD):     Cyndi's



Minnehaha County (SD):     Cyndi's



Moody County (SD):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Rock County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Minnesota   Cemetery Wiki for Minnesota
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Minnesota, for Rock 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      South Dakota

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kanaranzi ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Kanaranzi:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Minnesota

About Rock County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rock 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Kanaranzi) 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 Kanaranzi. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kanaranzi

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kanaranzi. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5758, Longitude: -96.0945     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kanaranzi 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 Kanaranzi, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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