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Kingsway Estates, Minnesota

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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 Kingsway Estates (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 Kingsway Estates. 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.

Name Variations for Kingsway Estates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Kingsway Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Kingsway Estates: Kingsway Ests.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Le Sueur     (The home county for Kingsway Estates)
  Le Sueur   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Lexington   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Le Center   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Heidelberg   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Kasota   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Marysburg   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Kilkenny   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elysian   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Blue Earth
  Madison Lake   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Eagle Lake   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mankato   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Skyline   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Smiths Mill   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saint Clair   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lake Crystal   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pemberton   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Good Thunder   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mapleton   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Vernon Center   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Ulm   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Searles   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Essig   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hanska   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Assumption   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hamburg   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Norwood Young America   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cologne   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Young America   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Carver   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Hydes Lake   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Waconia   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chaska   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mayer   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  New Germany   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Eureka Center   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lakeville   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Castle Rock   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Apple Valley   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Saint Bonifacius   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Minnetrista   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mound   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Eden Prairie   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Spring Park   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Shorewood   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tonka Bay   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Minnetonka Beach   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Crystal Bay   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Deephaven   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Plato   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Glencoe   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Brownton   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lester Prairie   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Biscay   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fernando   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Silver Lake   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stewart   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Winsted   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hutchinson   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saint Peter   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Nicollet   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  North Mankato   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Buffalo Lake   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lonsdale   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Trondjem   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Webster   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Warsaw   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Faribault   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dundas   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cannon City   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Belle Plaine   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Union Hill   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  New Prague   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Jordan   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Marystown   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  New Market   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elko New Market   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Elko   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Prior Lake   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Credit River   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Shakopee   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Savage   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Green Isle   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gaylord   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  New Auburn   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Winthrop   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Gibbon   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Medford   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Janesville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Alma City   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Waseca   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Waldorf   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Madelia   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Delano   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Kingsway Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kingsway Estates.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE St. Anns' Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Mound Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE German Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Evangelical Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sharon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Dresselville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Ottawa Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE St. John's Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem German Evangelical Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Church of the Redeemer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Schlegel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Elim Welsh Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE St. Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Traver Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sauer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Green Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Wood Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Mary's Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Yankee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Anderson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Savidge Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E St. Francis Xavier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Weckworth Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Kingsway Estates ...

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 158 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kingsway Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kingsway Estates, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kingsway Estates.

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>

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

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

Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Kingsway Estates
 - 1895 population of 909 people (with 929 people in 2018)
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
Ottawa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kingsway Estates
 - 1895 population of 410 people
 - Ottawa had a post office and railroad service
Saint Thomas   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kingsway Estates
 - Saint Thomas had a post office and no railroad service
Rush River   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Kingsway Estates
 - Rush River had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Henry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kingsway Estates
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Saint Henry had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kingsway Estates
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Peter   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kingsway Estates
 - 1895 population of 3,671 people (with 11,935 people in 2018)
 - Saint Peter had a post office and railroad service
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kingsway Estates
 - 1895 population of 132 people (with 726 people in 2018)
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
New Rome   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kingsway Estates
 - New Rome had a post office and no railroad service
Norseland   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kingsway Estates
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Norseland 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 Kingsway Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kingsway Estates in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Kingsway Estates:

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



Dakota County:     Cyndi's



Hennepin 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



Wright 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Minnesota

About Le Sueur County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kingsway Estates. 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 '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- Kingsway Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingsway Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4731, Longitude: -93.8967     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kingsway Estates 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 Kingsway Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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