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Our Genealogy Helper for Anson ...

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 Anson (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 Anson. 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.

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.

Anson is located in Clark County.

To see how the shape of Missouri's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clark County: Lee (IA), Van Buren (IA), Hancock (IL), Knox, Lewis & Scotland.

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

  • Clark County     (The home county of Anson)
    • Athens [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Clark County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Anson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Acasto [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acasto
      • Acasto [Clark County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Anson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acasto
    • Chambersburg [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambersburg
      • Chambersburg [Clark County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chambersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambersburg
    • Peaksville [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaksville
      • Peaksville [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peaksville
    • Dumas [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Clark County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
    • Revere [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Revere
      • Revere [Clark County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 75 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Revere
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Revere<3>
    • Medill [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medill
      • Medill [Clark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Anson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medill
    • Kahoka [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kahoka
      • Kahoka [Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,031 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kahoka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kahoka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kahoka<3>
    • Luray [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray [Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray
    • Clark City [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark City
      • Clark City [Clark County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark City
    • Wayland [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayland
      • Wayland [Clark County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 506 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayland
    • Wyaconda [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyaconda
      • Wyaconda [Clark County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyaconda
    • Neeper [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neeper
      • Neeper [Clark County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Anson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neeper
  • Knox County
    • Rutledge [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutledge
      • Rutledge [Knox County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutledge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutledge<3>
    • Colony [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony
      • Colony [Knox County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
    • Forest Springs [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Springs
      • Forest Springs [Knox County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Anson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Springs
    • Greensburg [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensburg
      • Greensburg [Knox County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
    • Baring [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baring
      • Baring [Knox County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baring<3>
    • Knox City [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knox City
      • Knox City [Knox County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knox City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knox City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knox City<3>
    • Edina [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edina
      • Edina [Knox County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,117 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edina<3>
    • Hurdland [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurdland
      • Hurdland [Knox County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurdland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurdland
  • Lewis County
    • Williamstown [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamstown
      • Williamstown [Lewis County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Anson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
    • Monticello [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Lewis County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • La Belle [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Belle
      • La Belle [Lewis County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 631 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Belle<3>
    • Canton [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Lewis County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
    • Lewistown [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
      • Lewistown [Lewis County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<3>
    • Ewing [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ewing
      • Ewing [Lewis County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ewing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ewing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ewing<3>
    • La Grange [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grange
      • La Grange [Lewis County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 892 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Grange have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Grange<3>
  • Schuyler County
    • Downing [Schuyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downing
      • Downing [Schuyler County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downing
    • Lancaster [Schuyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Schuyler County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 744 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<3>
  • Scotland County
    • Granger [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granger
      • Granger [Scotland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
    • Arbela [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbela
      • Arbela [Scotland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arbela have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbela
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arbela<3>
    • Gorin [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorin
      • Gorin [Scotland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorin
    • South Gorin [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Gorin
      • South Gorin [Scotland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 93 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gorin
    • Memphis [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Memphis
      • Memphis [Scotland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,815 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Memphis<3>
  • Davis County (IA)
    • Pulaski [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
      • Pulaski [Davis County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
    • Chequest [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chequest
      • Chequest [Davis County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Anson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chequest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chequest
    • Stiles [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stiles
      • Stiles [Davis County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Anson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stiles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stiles
    • Floris [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floris
      • Floris [Davis County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floris
    • Bloomfield [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomfield
      • Bloomfield [Davis County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomfield<3>
    • Drakesville [Davis County]
  • Des Moines County (IA)
    • Danville [Des Moines County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Des Moines County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Middletown [Des Moines County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Des Moines County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • West Burlington [Des Moines County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Burlington
      • West Burlington [Des Moines County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,875 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Burlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Burlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Burlington<3>
    • Burlington [Des Moines County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
      • Burlington [Des Moines County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<3>
    • Yarmouth [Des Moines County]
  • Henry County (IA)
    • Hillsboro [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Henry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
    • Salem [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Henry County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
    • Lowell [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
      • Lowell [Henry County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
    • Oakland Mills [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland Mills
      • Oakland Mills [Henry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland Mills
    • Westwood [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwood
      • Westwood [Henry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwood
    • Rome [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rome
      • Rome [Henry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 117 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
    • Mount Pleasant [Henry County]
    • New London [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
      • New London [Henry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,825 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<3>
    • Mount Union [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Union
      • Mount Union [Henry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • Estimated population in 2017: 107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Union
    • Wayland [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayland
      • Wayland [Henry County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayland<3>
    • Coppock [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coppock
      • Coppock [Henry County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coppock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Olds [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olds
      • Olds [Henry County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 222 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olds
  • Jefferson County (IA)
    • Lockridge [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockridge
      • Lockridge [Jefferson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 281 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockridge<3>
    • Libertyville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
      • Libertyville [Jefferson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libertyville
    • Fairfield [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Jefferson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<3>
    • Maharishi Vedic City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maharishi Vedic City
      • Maharishi Vedic City [Jefferson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maharishi Vedic City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maharishi Vedic City
    • Batavia [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batavia
      • Batavia [Jefferson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batavia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batavia<3>
    • Pleasant Plain [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Plain
      • Pleasant Plain [Jefferson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Plain
  • Lee County (IA)
    • Croton [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Croton
      • Croton [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Anson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Croton
    • Primrose [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primrose
      • Primrose [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primrose
    • Argyle [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Lee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Anson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Argyle<3>
    • Donnellson [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donnellson
      • Donnellson [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donnellson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donnellson<3>
    • Vincennes [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vincennes
      • Vincennes [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
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    • Charleston [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Anson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Big Mound [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Mound
      • Big Mound [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Mound
    • New Boston [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Boston
      • New Boston [Lee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Anson
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    • Franklin [Lee County]
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      • Franklin [Lee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
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    • Mount Hamill [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hamill
      • Mount Hamill [Lee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • Former names for Mount Hamill:
      • Courtwright
      • Hamill
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    • Russellville [Lee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
      • Russellville [Lee County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • Russellville has also been known as:
      • Doantown
    • Jeffersonville [Lee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeffersonville
      • Jeffersonville [Lee County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Anson
    • Houghton [Lee County]
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      • Houghton [Lee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
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  • Van Buren County (IA)
    • Farmington [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Van Buren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
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    • Bonaparte [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonaparte
      • Bonaparte [Van Buren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 405 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonaparte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mount Sterling [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Sterling
      • Mount Sterling [Van Buren County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Anson
      • Estimated population in 2012: 36 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Keosauqua [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keosauqua
      • Keosauqua [Van Buren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 911 people
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    • Cantril [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantril
      • Cantril [Van Buren County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cantril have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kilbourn [Van Buren County]
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      • Kilbourn [Van Buren County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Anson
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    • Stockport [Van Buren County]
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      • Stockport [Van Buren County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
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    • Milton [Van Buren County]
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      • Milton [Van Buren County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Birmingham [Van Buren County]
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      • Birmingham [Van Buren County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birmingham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Douds [Van Buren County]
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      • Douds [Van Buren County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Anson
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    • Leando [Van Buren County]
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      • Leando [Van Buren County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Anson
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    • Selma [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Van Buren County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Anson
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  • Wapello County (IA)
    • Eldon [Wapello County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldon
      • Eldon [Wapello County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 915 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Agency [Wapello County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agency
      • Agency [Wapello County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Adams County (IL)
    • Lima [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lima
      • Lima [Adams County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
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    • Loraine [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loraine
      • Loraine [Adams County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loraine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ursa [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ursa
      • Ursa [Adams County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
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  • Hancock County (IL)
    • Nauvoo [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nauvoo
      • Nauvoo [Hancock County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,044 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nauvoo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Warsaw [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
      • Warsaw [Hancock County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hamilton [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Hancock County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,673 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Niota [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niota
      • Niota [Hancock County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Anson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pontoosuc [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontoosuc
      • Pontoosuc [Hancock County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontoosuc have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Elvaston [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elvaston
      • Elvaston [Hancock County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elvaston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sutter [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutter
      • Sutter [Hancock County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Adrian [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adrian
      • Adrian [Hancock County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Anson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adrian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Colusa [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colusa
      • Colusa [Hancock County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Anson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colusa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dallas City [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas City
      • Dallas City [Hancock County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 859 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ferris [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferris
      • Ferris [Hancock County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carthage [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Hancock County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,419 people
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    • Basco [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basco
      • Basco [Hancock County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Henderson County (IL)
    • Lomax [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lomax
      • Lomax [Henderson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lomax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carman [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carman
      • Carman [Henderson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Anson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gulf Port [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Port
      • Gulf Port [Henderson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Port

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

Newspapers Published in Anson ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Anson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Anson, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Anson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Anson:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Illinois
    • Stories from Iowa
    • Stories from Missouri

Cemeteries Near Anson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Anson.

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

  • Troxel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Troxel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Troxel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troxel Cemetery
  • Burrier Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burrier Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burrier Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrier Cemetery
  • Shaffer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shaffer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shaffer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Salubria Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salubria Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salubria Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Christy Cemetery
  • St. Thomas Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Thomas Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Boyer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boyer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boyer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Croton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Croton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Croton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Alfrey Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alfrey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Green Glade Cemetery
    • Farmington Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Farmington Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Farmington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wright Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wright Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wright Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wright Cemetery
    • Dulin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dulin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dulin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rhodes Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rhodes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Steinmeyer Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Steinmeyer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steinmeyer Cemetery

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Anson had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Anson [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anson
    • Anson [Clark County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Anson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Anson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anson
  • Athens [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
    • Athens [Clark County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Anson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 122 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Athens had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
  • Acasto [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acasto
    • Acasto [Clark County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Anson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Acasto had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acasto
  • Chambersburg [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambersburg
    • Chambersburg [Clark County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chambersburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chambersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambersburg
  • Croton [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Croton
    • Croton [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Anson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 131 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Croton had a post office and railroad service
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  • Farmington [Van Buren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
    • Farmington [Van Buren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Anson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,002 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Farmington had a post office and railroad service
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    • Peaksville [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaksville
      • Peaksville [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 69 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Peaksville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Revere [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Revere
      • Revere [Clark County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Revere had a post office and railroad service
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    • Dumas [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Clark County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Anson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dumas had a post office and railroad service
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    • Bonaparte [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonaparte
      • Bonaparte [Van Buren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Anson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 762 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 405 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bonaparte had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonaparte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ashton [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashton
      • Ashton [Clark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Anson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 165 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ashton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Medill [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medill
      • Medill [Clark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Anson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Medill had a post office and railroad service
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    • Primrose [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primrose
      • Primrose [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Anson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 165 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Primrose had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Mount Sterling [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Sterling
      • Mount Sterling [Van Buren County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Anson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 152 people
      • Estimated population in 2012: 36 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Sterling had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Luray [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray [Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Anson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 246 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Luray had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Anson. See our List of 1890's Communities around Anson.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Anson ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Anson:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Map from 1904 (unknown title/publisher)

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

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The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

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- Anson) 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 Anson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AnsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5772, Longitude: -91.7658       In this case, the coordinates for Anson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Anson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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