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Our Genealogy Helper for Lamberton ...

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 Lamberton (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 Lamberton. 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.

Lamberton is located in Redwood County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Redwood County: Brown, Cottonwood, Lyon, Murray, Renville & Yellow Medicine.

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

Redwood     (The home county for Lamberton)
  Revere   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Sanborn   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wanda   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Wabasso   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clements   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lucan   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Seaforth   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Milroy   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Vesta   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Redwood Falls   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Comfrey   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cobden   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Evan   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sleepy Eye   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Essig   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hanska   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  New Ulm   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jeffers   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Storden   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Westbrook   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bingham Lake   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Windom   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mountain Lake   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wilder   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Heron Lake   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Okabena   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lakefield   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tracy   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Garvin   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Marshall   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Balaton   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cottonwood   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lynd   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Russell   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ghent   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Florence   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dovray   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  The Lakes   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Currie   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fulda   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Slayton   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hadley   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Iona   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lake Wilson   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chandler   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dundee   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kinbrae   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Brewster   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Morton   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Renville   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sacred Heart   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Danube   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Olivia   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Darfur   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Butterfield   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Godahl   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  La Salle   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Odin   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ormsby   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Yellow Medicine
  Echo   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wood Lake   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hanley Falls   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lamberton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lamberton.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lamberton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Germantown Evangelical United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Highwater Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Sanborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Mathias Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wanda Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Old Westbrook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Red Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Missouri Evans Plot   [Map]     
  NE Trinity Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Schwahn Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW North Hero Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Olaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tonak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnsonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trinity Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Lamberton ...

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 270 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lamberton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Lamberton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Lamberton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Lamberton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 50 miles [80.5 km] of Lamberton.

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 Lamberton had a population of 202 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Lamberton had a population of 772 people.

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

Revere   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Lamberton
 - Revere had railroad service and no post office
Sanborn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lamberton
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 313 people in 2018)
 - Sanborn had a post office and railroad service
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Lamberton
 - 1895 population of 127 people (with 811 people in 2018)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and railroad service
Storden   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lamberton
 - Storden had a post office and no railroad service
Springfield   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Lamberton
 - 1895 population of 716 people (with 2,015 people in 2018)
 - Springfield had a post office and railroad service
Westbrook   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lamberton
 - Westbrook had a post office and no railroad service
Tracy   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Lamberton
 - 1895 population of 1,400 people (with 2,101 people in 2018)
 - Tracy had a post office and railroad service
Comfrey   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lamberton
 - Comfrey 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 Lamberton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lamberton in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Lamberton:

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 Redwood County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:     Cyndi's



Cottonwood County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Lyon County:     Cyndi's



Murray County:     Cyndi's



Nobles County:     Cyndi's



Renville County:     Cyndi's



Watonwan County:     Cyndi's



Yellow Medicine County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

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

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 Lamberton ...

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

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 Lamberton:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Redwood County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Redwood 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lamberton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lamberton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lamberton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lamberton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2309, Longitude: -95.2674     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lamberton 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 Lamberton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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