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Ishmael, Missouri

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Our Genealogy Helper for Ishmael ...

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 Ishmael (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 Ishmael. 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Ishmael is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Crawford, Franklin, Iron, Jefferson & Saint Francois.

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

Washington     (The home county for Ishmael)
  Horton Town   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Berryman   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Belgrade   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Caledonia   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Potosi   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mineral Point   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Irondale   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mud Town   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cadet   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  French Town   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Theabeau Town   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Tiff   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Davisville   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cherryville   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Elaver   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Steelville   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cook Station   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wesco   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Leasburg   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Bourbon   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saint Cloud   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cuba   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  West Sullivan   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Boss   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sligo   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bunker   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Salem   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lake Spring   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jack   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jadwin   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lecoma   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lenox   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Caseyville   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sullivan   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Miramiguoa Park   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elmont   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hensley   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Huff   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Charmwood   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Japan   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Anaconda   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Benson Tourist City   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bem   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Redbird   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Viburnum   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bixby   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Belleview   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Middle Brook   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pilot Knob   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  English Town   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arcadia   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ironton   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Glover   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chloride   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sabula   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Annapolis   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fletcher   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Valles Mines   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  De Soto   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grubville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Knorpp   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Flucom   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Morse Mill   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Olympian Village   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rosati   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rolla   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Black   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Greeley   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bee Fork   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lesterville   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Reynolds   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Redford   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fruit City   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ellington   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Francois
  Bismarck   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Wortham   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Iron Mountain Lake   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Leadwood   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Settletown   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elvins   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rivermines   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Blackwell   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bonne Terre   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Desloge   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Flat River   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sainte Genevieve
  Chestnut Ridge   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sprott   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Ishmael ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ishmael.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Jinkerson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Joseph Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE McClain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Sitton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Skaggs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hazel Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woodlock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Crocker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dobkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Jenkins Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cresswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whitby - Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Courtois Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sunlight Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grassy Hollow Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lost Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dohammer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Turnbough Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hedrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Haffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Neals Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomas Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE High Point - Missionary Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shirley Union Church Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Ishmael ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ishmael.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ishmael, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ishmael.

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.<3>

While we didn't find Ishmael in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ishmael.

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

Czar   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ishmael
 - Czar had a post office and no railroad service
Palmer   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ishmael
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Palmer had a post office and no railroad service
Good Water   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Ishmael
 - Good Water had a post office and no railroad service
Davisville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Ishmael
 - Davisville had a post office and railroad service
Berryman   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ishmael
 - Berryman had a post office and no railroad service
Sunlight   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ishmael
 - Sunlight had a post office and no railroad service
Dillard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ishmael
 - Dillard had a post office and no railroad service
Levy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ishmael
 - Levy had a post office and no railroad service
Belgrade   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Ishmael
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Belgrade 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 Ishmael. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ishmael in the 1890's.

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 either 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 Ishmael:

These websites are specific to Missouri:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Missouri to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crawford County:     Cyndi's



Dent County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Gasconade County:     Cyndi's



Iron County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Phelps County:     Cyndi's



Reynolds County:     Cyndi's



Saint Francois County:     Cyndi's



Sainte Genevieve County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Missouri:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Missouri,
Cemeteries of Washington County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Missouri   Cemetery Wiki for Missouri
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Missouri, for Washington County

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 Missouri

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Missouri

About Washington County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Missouri:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ishmael. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8062, Longitude: -91.0568     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ishmael have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Ishmael, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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