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Our Genealogy Helper for Lorne ...

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 Lorne (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 Lorne. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Lorne is located in Yellow Medicine County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Yellow Medicine County: Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Renville & Deuel (SD).

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

Yellow Medicine     (The home county for Lorne)
  Granite Falls   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Hanley Falls   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Wood Lake   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hazel Run   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Echo   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clarkfield   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Saint Leo   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Porter   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Canby   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Maynard   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Montevideo   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Clara City   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Watson   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Big Bend City   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Milan   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Prinsburg   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Raymond   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Blomkest   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Svea   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pennock   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lake Lillian   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Willmar   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wilmar   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lac qui Parle
  Boyd   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dawson   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Madison   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ivanhoe   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Arco   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cottonwood   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ghent   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Marshall   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Minneota   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Taunton   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lynd   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Russell   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tracy   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Garvin   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Balaton   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Belview   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Vesta   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Delhi   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Milroy   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Seaforth   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lucan   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  North Redwood   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Redwood Falls   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wabasso   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wanda   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clements   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sacred Heart   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Renville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Danube   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Olivia   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Morton   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bird Island   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kerkhoven   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Murdock   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  De Graff   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Danvers   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Appleton   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Holloway   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Benson   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lorne ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lorne.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW East Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW West Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stony Run Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Granite Falls City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dueland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE First Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Rock Valle Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Hawk Creek Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vestre Sogn Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Camp Release Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Swensson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E First English Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bergen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Saron Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lorne ...

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 243 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lorne.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lorne, there are papers which were published within 49 miles [78.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lorne.

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

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

Hanley Falls   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lorne
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 279 people in 2018)
 - Hanley Falls had a post office and railroad service
Granite Falls   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lorne
 - 1895 population of 800 people (with 2,721 people in 2018)
 - Granite Falls had a post office and railroad service
Wood Lake   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lorne
 - 1895 population of 179 people (with 406 people in 2018)
 - Wood Lake had a post office and railroad service
Hazel Run   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Lorne
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 59 people in 2018)
 - Hazel Run had a post office and railroad service
Cottonwood   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lorne
 - Cottonwood had a post office and railroad service
Wegdahl   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lorne
 - Wegdahl had a post office and no railroad service
Echo   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lorne
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 256 people in 2018)
 - Echo had a post office and railroad service
Sacred Heart   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lorne
 - 1895 population of 327 people (with 506 people in 2018)
 - Sacred Heart had a post office and railroad service
Clarkfield   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lorne
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 795 people in 2018)
 - Clarkfield had a post office and railroad service
Maynard   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lorne
 - Maynard 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 Lorne. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lorne 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 helpful 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 Lorne:

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 Yellow Medicine County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chippewa County:     Cyndi's



Kandiyohi County:     Cyndi's



Lac qui Parle County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Lyon County:     Cyndi's



Redwood County:     Cyndi's



Renville County:     Cyndi's



Swift County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Yellow Medicine 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 ...
      South Dakota

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Yellow Medicine County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Lorne) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lorne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7461, Longitude: -95.5745     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lorne 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 Lorne, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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