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Kasota, Minnesota

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Our Genealogy Helper for Kasota ...

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 Kasota (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 Kasota. 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 hospitals 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.

Kasota is located in Le Sueur County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Le Sueur County: Blue Earth, Nicollet, Rice, Scott, Sibley & Waseca.

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

Le Sueur     (The home county for Kasota)
  Cleveland   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Marysburg   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Le Sueur   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Le Center   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Elysian   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Kilkenny   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Heidelberg   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Blue Earth
  Mankato   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Eagle Lake   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Madison Lake   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Skyline   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Smiths Mill   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Saint Clair   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lake Crystal   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Good Thunder   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pemberton   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Vernon Center   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mapleton   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Amboy   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Searles   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  New Ulm   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hanska   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Essig   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sleepy Eye   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Assumption   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hamburg   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Norwood Young America   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cologne   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Young America   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hydes Lake   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Carver   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Waconia   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  New Germany   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Chaska   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Minnesota Lake   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Delavan   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Easton   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Winnebago   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wells   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Huntley   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Truman   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Plato   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Glencoe   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fernando   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Brownton   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Biscay   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Stewart   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Saint Peter   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  North Mankato   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Nicollet   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Warsaw   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lonsdale   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Trondjem   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Faribault   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Webster   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cannon City   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dundas   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Union Hill   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Belle Plaine   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  New Prague   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jordan   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elko New Market   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elko   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Marystown   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Market   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Credit River   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Prior Lake   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gaylord   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Green Isle   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Winthrop   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Auburn   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gibbon   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Medford   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Owatonna   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Janesville   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Alma City   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Waseca   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Waldorf   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Vista   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New Richland   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Madelia   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  La Salle   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lewisville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Godahl   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Kasota ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kasota.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Kasota Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Resurrection Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Pettis - Klaseus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lk. Emily Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Wood Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Bochland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Belgrade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Savidge Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Green Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sugar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wendelschafer Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elim Welsh Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Belgrade Swedish Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Good Counsel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cleveland Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Anderson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ottawa Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Cullen Trading Post Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Marysburg Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Middle Lake Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Sibley Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bunker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mankato Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eagle Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Meeker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. John's Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evangelical Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Kern's Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grand View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woodland Hills Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blue Grass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Sharon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Norseland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scandian Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nicollet Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Kasota ...

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 218 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kasota.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Kasota. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Kasota and those printed in the larger area surrounding Kasota.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 36 miles [57.9 km] of Kasota.

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 Kasota had a population of 655 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Kasota had a population of 666 people.

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

Saint Peter   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Kasota
 - 1895 population of 3,671 people (with 11,935 people in 2018)
 - Saint Peter had a post office and railroad service
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kasota
 - 1895 population of 132 people (with 726 people in 2018)
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
Ottawa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Kasota
 - 1895 population of 410 people
 - Ottawa had a post office and railroad service
Oshawa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Kasota
 - Oshawa had a post office and railroad service
Mankato   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Kasota
 - Mankato had a post office and railroad service
Marysburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kasota
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Marysburg had a post office and no railroad service
Eagle Lake   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kasota
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 3,098 people in 2018)
 - Eagle Lake had a post office and railroad service
Madison Lake   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kasota
 - 1895 population of 350 people (with 1,178 people in 2018)
 - Madison Lake had a post office and railroad service
Nicollet   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Kasota
 - 1895 population of 263 people (with 1,151 people in 2018)
 - Nicollet 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 Kasota. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kasota 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 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 Kasota:

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 Le Sueur County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blue Earth County:     Cyndi's



Brown County:     Cyndi's



Carver County:     Cyndi's



Faribault County:     Cyndi's



Martin County:     Cyndi's



McLeod County:     Cyndi's



Nicollet County:     Cyndi's



Renville County:     Cyndi's



Rice County:     Cyndi's



Scott County:     Cyndi's



Sibley County:     Cyndi's



Steele County:     Cyndi's



Waseca County:     Cyndi's



Watonwan County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kasota ...

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

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 Kasota:

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

We have found Kasota in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Kasota for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Minnesota

About Le Sueur County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Le Sueur 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- Kasota) 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 Kasota. 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 Kasota

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kasota. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2902, Longitude: -93.9687     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kasota 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 Kasota, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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