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Lexington, Minnesota
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Our Genealogy Helper for Lexington ...

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 Lexington (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 Lexington. 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 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.

Lexington is located in Anoka County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Anoka County: Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne & Washington.

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

Anoka     (The home county for Lexington)
  Circle Pines   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Blaine   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Spring Lake Park   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Lino Lakes   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Fridley   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Hilltop   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Columbia Heights   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Coon Rapids   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ham Lake   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  City of Columbus   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Andover   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Chanhassen   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chaska   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Victoria   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Carver   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Waconia   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cologne   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hydes Lake   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mayer   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hazelton   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Stacy   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chisago City   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lindstrom   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Center City   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Branch   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Shafer   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  North Branch   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Almelund   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Taylors Falls   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Harris   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rush City   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lilydale   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  West Saint Paul   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mendota Heights   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mendota   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  South Saint Paul   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Sunfish Lake   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Eagan   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Inver Grove Heights   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Apple Valley   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rosemount   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coates   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Saint Anthony   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Brooklyn Center   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Brooklyn Park   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Robbinsdale   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Champlin   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Crystal   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Osseo   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Minneapolis   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Golden Valley   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Maple Grove   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Isanti   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Minnesota Boys Town   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grandy   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stanchfield   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dalbo   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Braham   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mille Lacs
  Princeton   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mounds View   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Arden Hills   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  North Oaks   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Shoreview   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  New Brighton   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Vadnais Heights   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Roseville   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Gem Lake   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Little Canada   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  White Bear Lake   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Falcon Heights   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lauderdale   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Savage   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Shakopee   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Prior Lake   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Credit River   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Marystown   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jordan   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elko New Market   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elko   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Market   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elk River   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Zimmerman   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Big Lake   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Becker   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dellwood   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hugo   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Birchwood Village   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mahtomedi   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Willernie   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Pine Springs   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Grant   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Forest Lake   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lake Elmo   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Landfall   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Stillwater   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Otsego   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hanover   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saint Michael   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Delano   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pierce (WI)
  Clifton (WI)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Prescott (WI)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  River Falls (WI)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oak Grove (WI)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  River Falls (WI)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Polk (WI)
  Farmington (WI)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Osceola (WI)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dresser (WI)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Osceola (WI)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint Croix Falls (WI)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alden (WI)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Saint Croix Falls (WI)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Centuria (WI)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Garfield (WI)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Eureka (WI)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sterling (WI)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Balsam Lake (WI)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Croix (WI)
  Somerset (WI)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  North Hudson (WI)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Saint Joseph (WI)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Somerset (WI)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hudson (WI)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hudson (WI)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Troy (WI)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Star Prairie (WI)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Richmond (WI)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Richmond (WI)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Roberts (WI)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Star Prairie (WI)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lexington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lexington.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Rice Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Mary T Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Twitchel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morningside Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Sacred Heart of Jesus Polish National Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sacred Heart Polish National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE St. Genevieve Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE St. Marys of the Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Joyce Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Church of the Epiphany Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Mary's Orthodox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Crystal Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Brooklyn - Crystal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Soderville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Elmhurst Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Temple of Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Constance Evangelical Free Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Vincent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Lexington ...

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 377 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lexington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lexington, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lexington.

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

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

Mounds View   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lexington
 - Mounds View had a post office and no railroad service
Fridley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lexington
 - Fridley had a post office and railroad service
New Brighton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lexington
 - 1895 population of 355 people (with 22,899 people in 2018)
 - New Brighton had a post office and railroad service
Centerville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lexington
 - Centerville had a post office and no railroad service
Cardigan Junction   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lexington
 - Cardigan Junction had railroad service and no post office
Coon Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Lexington
 - Coon Creek had a post office and railroad service
Brooklyn Center   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lexington
 - Brooklyn Center had a post office and no railroad service
Little Canada   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lexington
 - Little Canada had railroad service and no post office
White Bear Lake   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lexington
 - 1895 population of 1,356 people (with 25,932 people in 2018)
 - White Bear Lake 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 Lexington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lexington 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 Lexington:

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 Anoka County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carver County:     Cyndi's



Chisago County:     Cyndi's



Dakota County:     Cyndi's



Hennepin County:     Cyndi's



Isanti County:     Cyndi's



Mille Lacs County:     Cyndi's



Ramsey County:     Cyndi's



Scott County:     Cyndi's



Sherburne County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Wright County:     Cyndi's



Pierce County (WI):     Cyndi's



Polk County (WI):     Cyndi's



Saint Croix County (WI):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Anoka 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Minnesota

About Anoka County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Anoka County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lexington) 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 Lexington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lexington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lexington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1382, Longitude: -93.1714     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lexington 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 Lexington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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