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Our Genealogy Helper for Kimberly ...

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 Kimberly (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 Kimberly. 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 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 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.

Kimberly 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 Kimberly. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Kimberly:

  DirDistance
Aitkin     (The home county for Kimberly)
  Davidson   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  McGregor   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Palisade   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Aitkin   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Jewett   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Tamarack   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Northwest Aitkin   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  McGrath   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Swatara   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hill City   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Northeast Aitkin   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jacobson   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Carlton
  Wright   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Kettle River   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cromwell   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Moose Lake   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  North Carlton   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Barnum   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sawyer   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cass
  Outing   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Remer   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Crow Wing
  Deerwood   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cuyuna   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Crosby   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Garrison   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ironton   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Trommald   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Emily   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Riverton   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Crosslake   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fifty Lakes   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Manhattan Beach   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Merrifield   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Breezy Point   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Itasca
  Swan River   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Warba   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mille Lacs
  Isle   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wahkon   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Vineland   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Onamia   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Morrison
  Harding   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pine
  Denham   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sturgeon Lake   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Willow River   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Finlayson   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Saint Louis
  Floodwood   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Potshot Lake   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Kimberly ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kimberly.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Forest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Saron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lansford Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Church of the Blessed Virgin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Rabbit Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Carr Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Kimberly ...

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 104 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kimberly.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kimberly, there are papers which were published within 49 miles [78.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kimberly.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Kimberly had a population of 33 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Rossburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kimberly
 - Rossburg had railroad service and no post office
 
McGregor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kimberly
 - McGregor had railroad service and no post office
 
Aitkin   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Kimberly
 - 1895 population of 737 people (with 2,001 people in 2018)
 - Aitkin had a post office and railroad service
 
Malmo   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Kimberly
 - Malmo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Libby   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kimberly
 - Libby had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tamarack   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kimberly
 - Tamarack had railroad service and no post office
 
Deerwood   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kimberly
 - Deerwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Nichols   [Map]
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kimberly
 - Nichols had a post office and no railroad service

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

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
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cass County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crow Wing County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Itasca County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mille Lacs County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pine County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Louis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kimberly ...

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

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 Kimberly:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Aitkin County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Aitkin County: www.co.aitkin.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

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 from Point A (ie- Kimberly) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kimberly. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5608, Longitude: -93.4664     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kimberly 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 Kimberly, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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