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Our Genealogy Helper for Mantorville ...

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 Mantorville (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 Mantorville. 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.

Mantorville is located in Dodge County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dodge County: Freeborn, Goodhue, Mower, Olmsted, Rice & Steele.

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

Dodge     (The home county for Mantorville)
  Kasson   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Dodge Center   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  West Concord   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hayfield   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Claremont   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Miesville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Trier   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Castle Rock   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hampton   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chatfield   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wykoff   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ostrander   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Etna   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fountain   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Geneva   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hollandale   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clarks Grove   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hayward   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Myrtle   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pine Island   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wanamingo   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Zumbrota   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Kenyon   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Goodhue   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Bellechester   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dennison   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cannon Falls   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Welch   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Red Wing   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Frontenac   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Waltham   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sargeant   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Renova - Historic   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Brownsdale   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Dexter   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Racine   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lansing   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grand Meadow   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Elkton   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mapleview   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Austin   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rose Creek   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Byron   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Post Town   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Genoa   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Shanty Town   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Oronoco   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Viola   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Eyota   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dover   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Moland   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Nerstrand   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cannon City   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Faribault   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dundas   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Warsaw   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rice Lake   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Blooming Prairie   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Owatonna   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Medford   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hope   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ellendale   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mazeppa   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Zumbro Falls   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Millville   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lake City   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kellogg   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Reads Landing   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Vista   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Waseca   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Richland   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Saint Charles   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elba   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Troy   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Beaver - Historic   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Altura   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Clyde   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Utica   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pepin (WI)
  Stockholm (WI)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lakeport (WI)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pepin (WI)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Stockholm (WI)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pierce (WI)
  Bay City (WI)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hager City (WI)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Isabelle (WI)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Trenton (WI)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Mantorville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mantorville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE St. Margaret Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Milton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Byron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Othello Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Bern Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE South Zumbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ashland - Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West St. Olaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Free Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Andrist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE East St. Olaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Mantorville ...

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 152 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mantorville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Mantorville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Mantorville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Mantorville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 34 miles [54.7 km] of Mantorville.

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Mantorville had a population of 460 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2018, Mantorville had a population of 1,209 people.

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

Kasson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Mantorville
 - 1895 population of 992 people (with 6,455 people in 2018)
 - Kasson had a post office and railroad service
Wasioja   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mantorville
 - 1895 population of 280 people
 - Wasioja had a post office and railroad service
Dodge Center   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mantorville
 - 1895 population of 633 people (with 2,730 people in 2018)
 - Dodge Center had a post office and railroad service
Berne   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Mantorville
 - Berne had a post office and no railroad service
Concord   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mantorville
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Concord had a post office and railroad service
Genoa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mantorville
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Genoa had a post office and no railroad service
Douglas   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mantorville
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Douglas had a post office and railroad service
West Concord   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mantorville
 - West Concord had a post office and railroad service
Pine Island   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mantorville
 - 1895 population of 548 people (with 3,387 people in 2018)
 - Pine Island 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 Mantorville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mantorville 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 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 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 Mantorville:

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 Dodge County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dakota County:     Cyndi's



Fillmore County:     Cyndi's



Freeborn County:     Cyndi's



Goodhue County:     Cyndi's



Mower County:     Cyndi's



Olmsted County:     Cyndi's



Rice County:     Cyndi's



Steele County:     Cyndi's



Wabasha County:     Cyndi's



Waseca County:     Cyndi's



Winona County:     Cyndi's



Pepin County (WI):     Cyndi's



Pierce County (WI):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Dodge 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mantorville ...

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

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 Mantorville:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Minnesota

About Dodge County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mantorville:

The official website for Dodge County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Mantorville) 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 Mantorville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mantorville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mantorville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0655, Longitude: -92.7538     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mantorville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Mantorville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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