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Our Genealogy Helper for Minneota ...

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 Minneota (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 Minneota. 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 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.

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 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.

Minneota is located in Lyon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lyon County: Lincoln, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood & Yellow Medicine.

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

  DirDistance
Lyon     (The home county for Minneota)
  Taunton   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Ghent   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Lynd   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Marshall   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cottonwood   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Russell   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Florence   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Balaton   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Garvin   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tracy   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Chippewa
  Montevideo   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Watson   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Maynard   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Milan   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clara City   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lac qui Parle
  Boyd   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dawson   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Madison   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marietta   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lincoln
  Ivanhoe   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Arco   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Tyler   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hendricks   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lake Benton   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Murray
  The Lakes   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Currie   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hadley   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lake Wilson   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pipestone
  Ruthton   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Holland   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Redwood
  Milroy   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Vesta   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lucan   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Belview   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Seaforth   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Delhi   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wabasso   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Revere   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Renville
  Sacred Heart   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Renville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Yellow Medicine
  Porter   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Saint Leo   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clarkfield   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Canby   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hazel Run   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Hanley Falls   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wood Lake   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Granite Falls   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Echo   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Brookings (SD)
  Elkton (SD)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  White (SD)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bushnell (SD)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aurora (SD)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  North Grove Addition (SD)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Deuel (SD)
  Astoria (SD)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gary (SD)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brandt (SD)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Toronto (SD)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Moritz (SD)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clear Lake (SD)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Altamont (SD)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Johnsonville (SD)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Moody (SD)
  Ward (SD)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Minneota ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Minneota.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Hemnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Hemnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Josephson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Old Taunton Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Icelandic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Eloi Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Swede Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Alta Vista Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Icelandic Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Israels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wergeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Minneota ...

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 248 newspapers that have been published in the area around Minneota.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Minneota. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Minneota and those printed in the larger area surrounding Minneota.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 50 miles [80.5 km] of Minneota.

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 Minneota had a population of 325 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Minneota had a population of 1,363 people.

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

Taunton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Minneota
 - Taunton had a post office and railroad service
 
Ghent   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Minneota
 - Ghent had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Minneota
 - 1895 population of 70 people (with 173 people in 2018)
 - Porter had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Leo   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Minneota
 - Saint Leo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Valley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Minneota
 - Green Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Wilno   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Minneota
 - Wilno had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lynd   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Minneota
 - Lynd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Minneota
 - 1895 population of 1,203 people (with 13,530 people in 2018)
 - Marshall had a post office and railroad service
 
Cottonwood   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Minneota
 - Cottonwood 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 Minneota. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Minneota 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 - you should note 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 Minneota:

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 Lyon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chippewa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lac qui Parle County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Murray County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pipestone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Redwood County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Renville County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Yellow Medicine County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Brookings County (SD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Deuel County (SD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Moody County (SD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Lyon County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Minnesota
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Minnesota
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   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 ...
      South Dakota

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Minneota ...

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

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 Minneota:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Minnesota

About Lyon County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lyon County: www.lyonco.org/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Minneota) 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 Minneota. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Minneota

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minneota. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5626, Longitude: -95.9827     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Minneota 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 Minneota, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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