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Our Genealogy Helper for Leota ...

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 Leota (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 Leota. 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.

Leota is located in Nobles County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Nobles County: Lyon (IA), Osceola (IA), Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray & Rock.

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

  DirDistance
Nobles     (The home county for Leota)
  Lismore   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Wilmont   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Adrian   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Reading   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rushmore   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kinbrae   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dundee   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bigelow   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Brewster   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Round Lake   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Cottonwood
  Westbrook   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Storden   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jackson
  Heron Lake   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Okabena   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wilder   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lincoln
  Tyler   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lake Benton   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Arco   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lyon
  Florence   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Balaton   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Garvin   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Russell   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tracy   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lynd   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Murray
  Chandler   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lake Wilson   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Iona   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hadley   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Slayton   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fulda   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Currie   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Dovray   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  The Lakes   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Pipestone
  Edgerton   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hatfield   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Trosky   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pipestone   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Ihlen   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Jasper Sunrise Village   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Holland   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Jasper   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ruthton   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Airlie   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Redwood
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Rock
  Kenneth   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hardwick   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Luverne   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Kanaranzi   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Beaver Creek   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Steen   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hills   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Lyon (IA)
  Little Rock (IA)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rock Rapids (IA)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lester (IA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  George (IA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Larchwood (IA)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Alvord (IA)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Doon (IA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Osceola (IA)
  Sibley (IA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Allendorf (IA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ashton (IA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cloverdale (IA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ocheyedan (IA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harris (IA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Sioux (IA)
  Matlock (IA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Brookings (SD)
  Elkton (SD)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lincoln (SD)
  Shindler (SD)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Minnehaha (SD)
  Sherman (SD)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Garretson (SD)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Valley Springs (SD)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brandon (SD)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rowena (SD)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dell Rapids (SD)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Midway (SD)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pine Lakes Addition (SD)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Baltic (SD)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Meadow View Addition (SD)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Renner Corner (SD)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Renner (SD)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Norton Acres (SD)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Moody (SD)
  Ward (SD)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Flandreau (SD)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Trent (SD)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Egan (SD)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sioux Falls Junction (SD)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lone Tree (SD)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Leota ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Leota.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Leota Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chandler Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE St. Anthonys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lismore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Kenneth Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Blue Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NNW Woodstock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Leota ...

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 96 newspapers that have been published in the area around Leota.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Leota, there are papers which were published within 44 miles [70.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Leota.

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 Leota in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Leota.

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

Edgerton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Leota
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,112 people in 2018)
 - Edgerton had a post office and railroad service
 
Chandler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Leota
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 249 people in 2018)
 - Chandler had a post office and railroad service
 
Hardwick   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Leota
 - Hardwick had railroad service and no post office
 
Lake Wilson   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Leota
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 229 people in 2018)
 - Lake Wilson had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Leota
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 117 people in 2018)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
 
Iona   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Leota
 - 1895 population of 70 people (with 133 people in 2018)
 - Iona had a post office and railroad service
 
Hatfield   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Leota
 - Hatfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Trosky   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Leota
 - 1895 population of 64 people (with 78 people in 2018)
 - Trosky had a post office and railroad service
 
Magnolia   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Leota
 - 1895 population of 30 people (with 211 people in 2018)
 - Magnolia 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 Leota. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Leota 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 - 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 Leota:

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 Nobles County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cottonwood County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lyon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Murray County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pipestone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Redwood County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rock County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lyon County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Osceola County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sioux County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Brookings County (SD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County (SD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Minnehaha County (SD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Moody County (SD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Nobles County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Minnesota
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Minnesota
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Minnesota, for Nobles 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
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
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About Nobles County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Nobles County: www.co.nobles.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leota) 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 Leota. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leota

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leota. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8339, Longitude: -96.0136     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leota 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Leota, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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