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McNair, Minnesota

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The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to McNair, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for McNair:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to 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 south contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.

McNair is located in Lake County.

The following 5 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lake County: Cook, Saint Louis, Ashland (WI), Bayfield (WI) & Douglas (WI).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 113 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of McNair. Of these communities, 66 are located in counties other than Lake County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for McNair (which is Lake County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from McNair. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Cook County  
Saint Louis County  
Bayfield County (WI)  

Lake County     (The county where McNair resides)
County Website:
County Seat for Lake:   Two Harbors
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Note: The Canadian Province of Ontario lies to the north.
Darby Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Norshor Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Jordan     [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Scott Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wales (Unver)     [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Toimi (Unver)     [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Highland (Unver)     [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Beaver Crossing (Unver)     [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Greenwood Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lauren (Unver)     [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
London (Unver)     [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Whyte (Unver)     [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Alger (Unver)     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
York (Unver)     [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Silver Creek (Unver)     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Stewart     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Castle Danger (Unver)     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Winter (Unver)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Beaver Bay     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lax Lake (Unver)     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Waldo (Unver)     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
East Beaver Bay (Unver)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Silver Bay     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Jay See Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Two Harbors     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Finland     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Murphy City     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Baptism Crossing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Illgen City     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Larsmont (Unver)     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Kennedy Landing (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bell Harbor (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Little Marais Postoffice (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Happy Wanderer (Unver)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Isabella     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Manitou Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Maple (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Knife River     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Little Marais (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kelly Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cramer (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Sawbill Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Wheeler Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Martin Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Forest Center (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Silver Rapids (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
White Iron (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

Cook County
County Website:
County Seat for Cook:   Grand Marais
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cook County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Note: The Canadian Province of Ontario lies to the north.
Taconite Harbor (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Schroeder     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

Saint Louis County
County Website:
County Seat for Saint Louis:   Duluth
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Louis County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Note: The Canadian Province of Ontario lies to the north.
Bassett (Unver)     [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rollins (Unver)     [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Breda (Unver)     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brimson     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hornby (Unver)     [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fairbanks (Unver)     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Reno (Unver)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clappers (Unver)     [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Skibo (Unver)     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Marion Lake     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Hush Lake     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Linwood Lake     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Allen     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Babbitt     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Wyman (Unver)     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Markham (Unver)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Whiteface Reservoir     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hoyt Lakes     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ridge (Unver)     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Colby (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Mesaba (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Old Mesaba (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Palmers (Unver)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Palo (Unver)     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hinsdale (Unver)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Aurora     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
French River (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Pineville (Unver)     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Clifton (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Makinen     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mud Hen Lake     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Embarrass     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rothman (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Tikander Lake     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Whiteface (Unver)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Birch Lake     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Biwabik     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fredenberg (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lakewood (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Shaw (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Heikkala Lake     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Belgrade     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Melrude     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bear Head Lake     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Salo Corner (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Arnold     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
McKinley     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hay Lake     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lester Park (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Woodland (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hunters Park (Unver)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Taft (Unver)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Central Lakes (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Elcor (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gilbert     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sparta (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cotton     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Eagles Nest (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
McComber (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wahlsten (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Genoa     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

Bayfield County (WI)
County Website:
County Seat for Bayfield:   Washburn (WI)
Genealogy Websites:
State of Wisconsin       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bayfield County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Note: The Canadian Province of Ontario lies to the north.
Bark Point (WI) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Herbster (WI) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Port Wing (WI) (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in McNair. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- McNair) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McNair. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3199, Longitude: -91.6727     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McNair have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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