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Our Genealogy Helper for Lynd ...

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 Lynd (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 Lynd. 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 and 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.

Lynd is located in Lyon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lyon County: Lincoln, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood & Yellow Medicine.

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

Lyon     (The home county for Lynd)
  Marshall   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Russell   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ghent   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Balaton   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Minneota   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Garvin   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Florence   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Taunton   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cottonwood   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Tracy   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Montevideo   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Maynard   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Westbrook   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Storden   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lac qui Parle
  Boyd   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dawson   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tyler   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Arco   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ivanhoe   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Lake Benton   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hendricks   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  The Lakes   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Currie   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hadley   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lake Wilson   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Slayton   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dovray   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chandler   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Iona   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fulda   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Leota   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ruthton   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Holland   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hatfield   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pipestone   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Airlie   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Edgerton   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Trosky   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Milroy   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lucan   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Vesta   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Seaforth   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Revere   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wabasso   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Belview   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lamberton   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wanda   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Delhi   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Redwood Falls   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sacred Heart   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Yellow Medicine
  Porter   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Saint Leo   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Hanley Falls   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wood Lake   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hazel Run   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clarkfield   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Echo   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Canby   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Granite Falls   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Brookings (SD)
  Elkton (SD)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bushnell (SD)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  White (SD)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Aurora (SD)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Deuel (SD)
  Astoria (SD)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gary (SD)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Toronto (SD)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Moody (SD)
  Ward (SD)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lynd ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lynd.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Lynd Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Lyons Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Island Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Marshall Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Wood Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N St. Eloi Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Hemnes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Amiret Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Clotilde Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hemnes Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lynd ...

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 256 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lynd.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lynd, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lynd.

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 in 1895, Lynd had a post office and no railroad service. In 2018, Lynd had a population of 466 people.

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

Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lynd
 - 1895 population of 1,203 people (with 13,530 people in 2018)
 - Marshall had a post office and railroad service
Russell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lynd
 - Russell had a post office and railroad service
Ghent   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Lynd
 - Ghent had a post office and railroad service
Amiret   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lynd
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Amiret had a post office and railroad service
Green Valley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lynd
 - Green Valley had a post office and railroad service
Burchard   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lynd
 - Burchard had a post office and railroad service
Balaton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Lynd
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 629 people in 2018)
 - Balaton had a post office and railroad service
Minneota   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lynd
 - 1895 population of 325 people (with 1,363 people in 2018)
 - Minneota 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 Lynd. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lynd in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 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 Lynd:

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 Lyon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chippewa County:     Cyndi's



Cottonwood County:     Cyndi's



Lac qui Parle County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Murray County:     Cyndi's



Nobles County:     Cyndi's



Pipestone County:     Cyndi's



Redwood County:     Cyndi's



Renville County:     Cyndi's



Yellow Medicine County:     Cyndi's



Brookings County (SD):     Cyndi's



Deuel County (SD):     Cyndi's



Moody County (SD):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Lyon 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lynd ...

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

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 Lynd:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Express Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Minnesota

About Lyon County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lyon 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lynd) 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 Lynd. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lynd

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lynd. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3973, Longitude: -95.8810     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lynd 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 Lynd, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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