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Our Genealogy Helper for Lyndale ...

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 Lyndale (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 Lyndale. 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 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 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.

Lyndale is located in Hennepin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hennepin County: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne & Wright.

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

Hennepin     (The home county for Lyndale)
  Independence   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Maple Plain   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Minnetrista   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Mound   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Saint Bonifacius   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Spring Park   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Loretto   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Crystal Bay   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Long Lake   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Minnetonka Beach   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Orono   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Anoka   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ramsey   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Columbia Heights   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fridley   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hilltop   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Coon Rapids   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Spring Lake Park   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Andover   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Blaine   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Nowthen   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Circle Pines   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Victoria   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Waconia   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mayer   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hazelton   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chanhassen   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Chaska   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hydes Lake   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  New Germany   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cologne   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Carver   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Young America   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mendota   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lilydale   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mendota Heights   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Eagan   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Apple Valley   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lakeville   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sunfish Lake   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Saint Paul   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Inver Grove Heights   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  South Saint Paul   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rosemount   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Le Sueur
  Heidelberg   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Le Sueur   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Winsted   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lester Prairie   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Plato   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Silver Lake   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Glencoe   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Biscay   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hutchinson   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brownton   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dassel   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Darwin   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Forest City   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cedar Mills   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Litchfield   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Watkins   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lauderdale   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mounds View   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Brighton   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Falcon Heights   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Arden Hills   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Roseville   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Shoreview   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Little Canada   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Saint Paul   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  North Oaks   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Vadnais Heights   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gem Lake   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Webster   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lonsdale   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Trondjem   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shakopee   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Marystown   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jordan   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Prior Lake   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Savage   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Belle Plaine   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Credit River   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Union Hill   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Prague   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Market   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elko New Market   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elko   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Big Lake   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elk River   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Becker   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Zimmerman   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clear Lake   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Santiago   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Green Isle   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New Auburn   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gaylord   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kimball Prairie   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint Augusta   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Landfall   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Newport   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Birchwood Village   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mahtomedi   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Saint Paul Park   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dellwood   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pine Springs   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Willernie   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hugo   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cottage Grove   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Delano   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hanover   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Saint Michael   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Howard Lake   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Otsego   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Albion Center   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Maple Lake   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lyndale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lyndale.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Minnestrista Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Christ Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive East Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Anna Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Delano Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Swede Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Bonifacius Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S German Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Joseph's Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Immaculate Conception Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Watertown Public Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Swede Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Halsted Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maxwell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Woodside Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Scandia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lk. Auburn Moravian Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Long Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cassel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Waconia Public Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Victoria Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Summit Park Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Rutz Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holy Name Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Anne's Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Janes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reich Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lyndale ...

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 368 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lyndale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lyndale, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lyndale.

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

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

Minnetrista   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lyndale
 - Minnetrista had a post office and no railroad service
Maple Plain   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lyndale
 - 1895 population of 145 people (with 1,817 people in 2018)
 - Maple Plain had a post office and railroad service
Delano   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lyndale
 - 1895 population of 889 people (with 6,203 people in 2018)
 - Delano had a post office and railroad service
Watertown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lyndale
 - 1895 population of 362 people (with 4,486 people in 2018)
 - Watertown had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Bonifacius   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Lyndale
 - Saint Bonifacius had a post office and railroad service
Spring Park   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lyndale
 - Spring Park had railroad service and no post office
Minnetonka Beach   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lyndale
 - Minnetonka Beach had a post office and railroad service
Long Lake   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Lyndale
 - Long Lake had a post office and railroad service
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Lyndale
 - 1895 population of 420 people (with 4,480 people in 2018)
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
Coney Island   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Lyndale
 - Coney Island had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lyndale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lyndale in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Lyndale:

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 Hennepin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anoka County:     Cyndi's



Carver County:     Cyndi's



Dakota County:     Cyndi's



Le Sueur County:     Cyndi's



McLeod County:     Cyndi's



Meeker County:     Cyndi's



Ramsey County:     Cyndi's



Rice County:     Cyndi's



Scott County:     Cyndi's



Sherburne County:     Cyndi's



Sibley County:     Cyndi's



Stearns County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Wright County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Hennepin County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Minnesota   Cemetery Wiki for Minnesota
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Minnesota, for Hennepin 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Minnesota

About Hennepin County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hennepin 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lyndale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lyndale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9825, Longitude: -93.7319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lyndale 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 Lyndale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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