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Nearest Communities to Leaf Valley, By-County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Leaf Valley, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Leaf Valley:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community 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.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to 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 checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Leaf Valley and not the distance if you drove.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.



Leaf Valley is located in Douglas County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Douglas County: Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stearns, Stevens & Todd.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 119 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Leaf Valley. Of these communities, 102 are located in counties other than Douglas County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Leaf Valley (which is Douglas County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Leaf Valley. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Grant CountyStearns CountyWadena County
Morrison CountyStevens CountyWilkin County
Otter Tail CountyTodd County 
Pope CountyTraverse County 


Douglas County     (The county where Leaf Valley resides)
 
County Website: www.co.douglas.mn.us/
County Seat for Douglas:   Alexandria
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Millerville     [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Miltona     [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Garfield     [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Brandon     [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Carlos     [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Belle River (Unver)     [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Spruce Center (Unver)     [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hiview Park (Unver)     [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Evansville     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Alexandria     [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Melby (Unver)     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rose City     [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Nelson     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Holmes City     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Forada     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Osakis     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kensington     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
 

Grant County
 
County Website: www.co.grant.mn.us/
County Seat for Grant:   Elbow Lake
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Ashby     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Erdahl     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hoffman     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Thorsborg (Unver)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Barrett     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Elbow Lake     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Wendell     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hereford (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Herman     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Norcross     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Morrison County
 
County Website: www.co.morrison.mn.us/
County Seat for Morrison:   Little Falls
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morrison County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Lincoln (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Swanville     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Otter Tail County
 
County Website: www.co.otter-tail.mn.us/
County Seat for Otter Tail:   Fergus Falls
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Otter Tail County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Urbank     [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Parkers Prairie Park (Unver)     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Parkers Prairie     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Almora (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Vining     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Nirvana (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Clitherall     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Henning     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Woodland Park (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Wrightstown (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Battle Lake     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lyman (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Inglewood (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Dalton     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Deer Creek     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Leaf City     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Underwood     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ottertail     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Heinola (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Amor (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Phelps (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Parkdale (Unver)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wall Lake (Unver)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Basswood (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bluffton     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Topelius (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
West Wind Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Maine (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Squier (Unver)     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
New York Mills     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Richville     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fergus Falls     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lakeview Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Richdale (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
River Bluff Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Roberts (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Western (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dent     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Edwards (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Davies (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Perham     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pine Cone Court (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grand View Heights (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Elizabeth     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
French (Unver)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Pope County
 
County Website: www.mncounties3.org/pope/
County Seat for Pope:   Glenwood
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pope County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Farwell     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lowry     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Villard     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Glenwood     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Long Beach     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Westport     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pine Hill Park (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Starbuck     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
New Prairie (Hist)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cyrus     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Grove Lake (Unver)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sedan     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Terrace (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Stearns County
 
County Website: www.co.stearns.mn.us/
County Seat for Stearns:   Saint Cloud
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stearns County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Sauk Centre     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Padua (Unver)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Meire Grove     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Melrose     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Stevens County
 
County Website: www.co.stevens.mn.us/
County Seat for Stevens:   Morris
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stevens County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Donnelly     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Morris     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Todd County
 
County Website: www.co.todd.mn.us/
County Seat for Todd:   Long Prairie
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Todd County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Clotho     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Eagle Bend     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Clarissa     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gutches Grove (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bertha     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
West Union     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hewitt     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Browerville     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Long Prairie     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Little Sauk (Unver)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Round Prairie (Unver)     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Spaulding (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ward Springs (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Grey Eagle     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pillsbury (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Philbrook (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Staples     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
North Shore (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Burtrum     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pleasant Beach (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Traverse County
 
County Seat for Traverse:   Wheaton
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Traverse County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Charlesville (Unver)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Wadena County
 
County Website: www.co.wadena.mn.us/
County Seat for Wadena:   Wadena
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wadena County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Wadena     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Verndale     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Aldrich     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Blue Grass (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Wilkin County
 
County Website: www.co.wilkin.mn.us/
County Seat for Wilkin:   Breckenridge
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilkin County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Nashua     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Leaf Valley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leaf Valley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leaf Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0494, Longitude: -95.4581     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leaf Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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