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Nearest Communities to Meriden, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Meriden and not the distance if driven.<1>

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



Meriden is located in Steele County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Steele County: Dodge, Freeborn, Goodhue, Mower, Rice & Waseca.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 220 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Meriden. Of these communities, 201 are located in counties other than Steele 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 Meriden (which is Steele 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 Meriden. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Blue Earth CountyGoodhue CountyRice County
Dakota CountyLe Sueur CountyScott County
Dodge CountyMower CountySibley County
Faribault CountyNicollet CountyWaseca County
Freeborn CountyOlmsted CountyWinnebago County (IA)


Steele County     (The county where Meriden resides)
 
County Website: www.co.steele.mn.us/
County Seat for Steele:   Owatonna
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Steele County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Deerfield (Unver)     [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lemond (Unver)     [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saco (Unver)     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Owatonna     [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clinton Falls (Unver)     [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Medford     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hope     [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Steele Center (Unver)     [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Havana (Unver)     [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pratt (Unver)     [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
River Point (Unver)     [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Merton (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Litomysl (Unver)     [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ellendale     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Summit (Unver)     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bixby (Unver)     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rice Lake     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Union (Unver)     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Blooming Prairie     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
 

Blue Earth County
 
County Website: www.co.blue-earth.mn.us/
County Seat for Blue Earth:   Mankato
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Blue Earth County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Smiths Mill     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pemberton     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Madison Lake     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Pleasant Hill Manor (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Saint Clair     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Eagle Lake Regency (Unver)     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Eagle Lake     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Beauford (Unver)     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Belle Haven (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mapleton     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mankato     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Benning (Unver)     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
LeHillier (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Skyline     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Rapidan (Unver)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Good Thunder     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sterling Center (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Garden City     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Vernon Center     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Amboy     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Judson (Unver)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Dakota County
 
County Website: www.co.dakota.mn.us/
County Seat for Dakota:   Hastings
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dakota County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Waterford (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Castle Rock     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Eureka Center     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Randolph     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Farmington     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Dodge County
 
County Website: www.co.dodge.mn.us/
County Seat for Dodge:   Mantorville
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dodge County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Claremont     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Westfield Center (Hist)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Eden (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
West Concord     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Dodge Center     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Heritage Estates (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Valley View Park (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Concord (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Vlasaty (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wasioja (Unver)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hayfield     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Berne (Unver)     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Kasson     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mantorville     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Oslo (Unver)     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Vernon (Unver)     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Danesville (Unver)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
 

Faribault County
 
County Website: www.co.faribault.mn.us/
County Seat for Faribault:   Blue Earth
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faribault County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Minnesota Lake     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Baroda (Unver)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wells     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Easton     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Walters     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Brush Creek (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Delavan     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dell (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kiester     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Freeborn County
 
County Website: www.co.freeborn.mn.us/
County Seat for Freeborn:   Albert Lea
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Freeborn County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Bath (Unver)     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Geneva     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Hartland     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clarks Grove     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Freeborn     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Hollandale     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Lerdal (Unver)     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Manchester     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Maple Island (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Muckland (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bancroft (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
South Hollandale (Unver)     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sigsbee (Unver)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Twin Grove (Unver)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Albert Lea     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Armstrong (Unver)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Alden     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Moscow (Unver)     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hayward     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hollandale Junction (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Petran (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stoney Creek Estates (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Oakland     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Conger     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Murtaugh (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Glenville     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Twin Lakes     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mansfield (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Myrtle     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Emmons     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gordonsville (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Goodhue County
 
County Website: www.co.goodhue.mn.us/
County Seat for Goodhue:   Red Wing
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Goodhue County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Kenyon     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Skyberg (Unver)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bombay (Unver)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dennison     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Nansen (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wangs (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Roscoe (Unver)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sogn (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Stanton (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wanamingo     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Wastedo (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Roscoe Center (Unver)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hader (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pine Island     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cannon Falls     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Zumbrota     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Belle Creek (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Forest Mills (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
White Rock (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Le Sueur County
 
County Website: www.co.le-sueur.mn.us/
County Seat for Le Sueur:   Le Center
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Le Sueur County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Waterville     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rogers (Unver)     [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elysian     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Greenland (Unver)     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kilkenny     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cordova (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Doyle (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Marysburg     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Montgomery     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Le Center     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cleveland     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lexington     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saint Henry (Unver)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Heidelberg     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kasota     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ottawa (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Thomas (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Kingsway Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Le Sueur     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Mower County
 
County Website: www.co.mower.mn.us/
County Seat for Mower:   Austin
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mower County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Corning (Unver)     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lansing     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Waltham     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Andyville (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mayville (Hist)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ramsey (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mapleview     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Austin Acres (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Austin     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Brownsdale     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sargeant     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Nicolville (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Renova (Hist)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Varco (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Nicollet County
 
County Website: www.co.nicollet.mn.us/
County Seat for Nicollet:   Saint Peter
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicollet County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Camelot Park (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Riverbend Estates (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Peter     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Avalon (Unver)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
North Mankato     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Traverse (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
North Star (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Kerns (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Oshawa (Unver)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Olmsted County
 
County Website: www.olmstedcounty.com/
County Seat for Olmsted:   Rochester
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Olmsted County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Byron     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Post Town     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Shanty Town     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Genoa     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rock Dell (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Salem Corners (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Douglas (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Rice County
 
County Website: www.co.rice.mn.us/
County Seat for Rice:   Faribault
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rice County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Morristown     [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Warsaw     [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Walcott (Unver)     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Faribault     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Prairieville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ruskin (Unver)     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Moland     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Cannon City     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Shieldsville (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Epsom (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Comus (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Millersburg (Unver)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Nerstrand     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Dundas     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lonsdale     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Trondjem     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wheatland (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Little Chicago (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Northfield     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Veseli (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hazelwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Webster     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
 

Scott County
 
County Website: www.co.scott.mn.us/
County Seat for Scott:   Shakopee
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scott County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
East Gate Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
New Prague     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Eidswold (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Elko New Market     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Elko     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
New Market     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Cedar Lake (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Union Hill     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Patrick (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Benedict (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lydia (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Sibley County
 
County Website: www.co.sibley.mn.us/
County Seat for Sibley:   Gaylord
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sibley County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Allansons Park (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Henderson     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sibley Estates East (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Waseca County
 
County Website: www.co.waseca.mn.us/
County Seat for Waseca:   Waseca
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Minnesota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waseca County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Waseca     [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
Colony Court (Unver)     [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Otisco (Unver)     [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wilton     [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Palmer (Unver)     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Vista     [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Saint Mary (Unver)     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
New Richland     [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Janesville     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lake Elysian (Unver)     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Alma City     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Waldorf     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Matawan (Unver)     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
 

Winnebago County (IA)
 
County Seat for Winnebago:   Forest City (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
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Winnebago County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Norman (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meriden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0741, Longitude: -93.3869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Meriden 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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