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Millerville, Minnesota

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Our Genealogy Helper for Millerville ...

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 Millerville (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 Millerville. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Millerville is located in Douglas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Douglas County: Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stearns, Stevens & Todd.

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

Douglas     (The home county for Millerville)
  Brandon   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Evansville   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Garfield   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Miltona   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Carlos   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Holmes City   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rose City   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Nelson   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Kensington   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Forada   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Osakis   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Ashby   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Erdahl   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hoffman   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elbow Lake   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wendell   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Herman   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Norcross   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Otter Tail
  Urbank   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Parkers Prairie   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Vining   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clitherall   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Battle Lake   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Henning   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Dalton   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Underwood   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Leaf City   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Ottertail   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Deer Creek   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fergus Falls   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Farwell   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lowry   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Villard   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Long Beach   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Westport   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Starbuck   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cyrus   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New Prairie - Historic   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sedan   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sauk Centre   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Donnelly   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Morris   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clotho   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Eagle Bend   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bertha   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hewitt   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clarissa   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  West Union   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Browerville   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Long Prairie   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tintah   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wadena   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Verndale   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Aldrich   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nashua   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Foxhome   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Campbell   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Millerville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Millerville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Inspiration Peak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Leaf Mtn. Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Free Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mound Grove Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSW Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Hill Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Christina Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Chippewa Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE North Effington Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mission Covenant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S East Moe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lk. Ida Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Paul's Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW St. Petri Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eagle Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grue Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Native American Burial Grounds   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Millerville ...

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 156 newspapers that have been published in the area around Millerville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Millerville, 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 Millerville.

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 in 1895, Millerville had a post office and no railroad service. In 2018, Millerville had a population of 104 people.

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

Leaf Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Millerville
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Leaf Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Millerville
 - 1895 population of 452 people (with 599 people in 2018)
 - Evansville had a post office and railroad service
Brandon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Millerville
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 487 people in 2018)
 - Brandon had a post office and railroad service
Melby   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Millerville
 - Melby had a post office and railroad service
Garfield   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Millerville
 - Garfield had a post office and railroad service
Miltona   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Millerville
 - Miltona had a post office and no railroad service
Parkers Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Millerville
 - Parkers Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
Ashby   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Millerville
 - 1895 population of 231 people (with 444 people in 2018)
 - Ashby had a post office and railroad service
Erdahl   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Millerville
 - Erdahl had a post office and no railroad service

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

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 Douglas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Grant County:     Cyndi's



Otter Tail County:     Cyndi's



Pope County:     Cyndi's



Stearns County:     Cyndi's



Stevens County:     Cyndi's



Todd County:     Cyndi's



Traverse County:     Cyndi's



Wadena County:     Cyndi's



Wilkin County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Douglas 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 ...
      North Dakota
      South Dakota

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Millerville ...

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

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 Millerville:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Minnesota

About Douglas County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Douglas 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- Millerville) 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 Millerville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Millerville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Millerville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0689, Longitude: -95.5568     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Millerville 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 Millerville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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