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Our Genealogy Helper for Lancaster ...

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 Lancaster (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 Lancaster. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Lancaster is located in Schuyler County and is the County Seat.

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 Schuyler County: Appanoose (IA), Davis (IA), Adair, Putnam & Scotland.

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

  • Schuyler County     (The home county of Lancaster)
    • Glenwood [Schuyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood [Schuyler County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 206 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
    • Coatsville [Schuyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coatsville
      • Coatsville [Schuyler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coatsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coatsville
    • Downing [Schuyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downing
      • Downing [Schuyler County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 351 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
    • Queen City [Schuyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen City
      • Queen City [Schuyler County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen City
    • Greentop [Schuyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greentop
      • Greentop [Schuyler County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 459 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greentop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greentop<3>
  • Adair County
    • Kirksville [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirksville
      • Kirksville [Adair County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirksville<3>
    • Novinger [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Novinger
      • Novinger [Adair County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Novinger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Novinger
    • Brashear [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brashear
      • Brashear [Adair County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brashear have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brashear
    • Millard [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millard
      • Millard [Adair County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millard
    • Gibbs [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibbs
      • Gibbs [Adair County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 102 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibbs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibbs<3>
  • Clark County
    • Wyaconda [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyaconda
      • Wyaconda [Clark County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyaconda
    • Luray [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray [Clark County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 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
  • Knox County
    • Greensburg [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensburg
      • Greensburg [Knox County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
    • Baring [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baring
      • Baring [Knox County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 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>
    • Rutledge [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutledge
      • Rutledge [Knox County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutledge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutledge<3>
    • Hurdland [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurdland
      • Hurdland [Knox County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 157 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
    • Edina [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edina
      • Edina [Knox County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,124 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>
    • Knox City [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knox City
      • Knox City [Knox County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 206 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>
    • Novelty [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Novelty
      • Novelty [Knox County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Novelty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Novelty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Novelty<3>
  • Macon County
    • La Plata [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Plata
      • La Plata [Macon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,308 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Plata
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Plata<3>
    • South Gifford [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Gifford
      • South Gifford [Macon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gifford
    • Elmer [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer
      • Elmer [Macon County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 77 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmer
  • Putnam County
    • Livonia [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livonia
      • Livonia [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 71 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livonia
    • Worthington [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worthington
      • Worthington [Putnam County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 82 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worthington
    • Pearl City [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl City
      • Pearl City [Putnam County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl City
    • Unionville [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Putnam County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,742 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<3>
    • Lucerne [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucerne
      • Lucerne [Putnam County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 79 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucerne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucerne
    • Powersville [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powersville
      • Powersville [Putnam County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powersville
  • Scotland County
    • Memphis [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Memphis
      • Memphis [Scotland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,833 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>
    • Arbela [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbela
      • Arbela [Scotland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 42 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 92 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gorin
    • Granger [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granger
      • Granger [Scotland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 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
  • Sullivan County
    • Greencastle [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencastle
      • Greencastle [Sullivan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 246 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greencastle<3>
    • Green City [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green City
      • Green City [Sullivan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 589 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green City
    • Pollock [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollock
      • Pollock [Sullivan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 79 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollock
    • Milan [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milan
      • Milan [Sullivan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,775 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milan<3>
  • Appanoose County (IA)
    • Coal City [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal City
      • Coal City [Appanoose County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal City
    • Moulton [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moulton
      • Moulton [Appanoose County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moulton
    • Orleans [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orleans
      • Orleans [Appanoose County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orleans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orleans
    • Exline [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exline
      • Exline [Appanoose County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exline
    • Udell [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Udell
      • Udell [Appanoose County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Udell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Udell
    • Cincinnati [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cincinnati
      • Cincinnati [Appanoose County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 344 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cincinnati
    • Centerville [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Appanoose County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,445 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerville<3>
    • Unionville [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Appanoose County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 95 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<3>
    • Sunshine [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
      • Sunshine [Appanoose County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine
    • Clarkdale [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkdale
      • Clarkdale [Appanoose County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkdale
    • Darbyville [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darbyville
      • Darbyville [Appanoose County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darbyville
    • Numa [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Numa
      • Numa [Appanoose County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 89 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Numa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Numa
  • Davis County (IA)
    • West Grove [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Grove
      • West Grove [Davis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Grove
    • Bloomfield [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomfield
      • Bloomfield [Davis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,679 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomfield<3>
    • Pulaski [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
      • Pulaski [Davis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 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
    • Paris [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Davis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Drakesville [Davis County]
    • Floris [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floris
      • Floris [Davis County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floris
    • Carbon [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
      • Carbon [Davis County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
  • Jefferson County (IA)
    • Batavia [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batavia
      • Batavia [Jefferson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 549 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batavia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batavia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batavia<3>
    • Libertyville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
      • Libertyville [Jefferson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libertyville
  • Monroe County (IA)
    • Albia [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albia
      • Albia [Monroe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,681 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albia<3>
  • Van Buren County (IA)
    • Milton [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Van Buren County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 398 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Cantril [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantril
      • Cantril [Van Buren County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 207 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantril
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cantril<3>
    • Mount Sterling [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Sterling
      • Mount Sterling [Van Buren County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Sterling
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Sterling<3>
    • Keosauqua [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keosauqua
      • Keosauqua [Van Buren County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 908 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keosauqua
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keosauqua<3>
    • Birmingham [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birmingham
      • Birmingham [Van Buren County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
    • Bonaparte [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonaparte
      • Bonaparte [Van Buren County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 403 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonaparte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonaparte<3>
  • Wapello County (IA)
    • Blakesburg [Wapello County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blakesburg
      • Blakesburg [Wapello County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blakesburg<3>
    • Eldon [Wapello County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldon
      • Eldon [Wapello County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 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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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldon<3>
    • Agency [Wapello County]
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      • Agency [Wapello County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 643 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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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agency<3>
    • Ottumwa [Wapello County]
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      • Ottumwa [Wapello County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,368 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ottumwa<3>
    • Chillicothe [Wapello County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chillicothe
      • Chillicothe [Wapello County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chillicothe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wayne County (IA)
    • Seymour [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seymour
      • Seymour [Wayne County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 701 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seymour 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 Seymour<3>
    • Promise City [Wayne County]
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      • Promise City [Wayne County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Promise City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Promise City

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Lancaster ...

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 150 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lancaster.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Lancaster. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Lancaster and those printed in the larger area surrounding Lancaster.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 29 miles [46.7 km] of Lancaster.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Lancaster:

  • 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 Iowa
    • Stories from Missouri

Cemeteries Near Lancaster ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lancaster.

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

  • IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
  • Glenwood Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Cemetery
  • Liberty Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mt. Zion Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Barnes Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barnes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Biles Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Biles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Thomas Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Cemetery
    • New Zion Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Germania Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Germania Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germania Cemetery
    • Walker Chapel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walker Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fabius Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fabius Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Newton Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Newton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Newton Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster.
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    • Webster Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Webster Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Webster Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster.
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    • Howell Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Howell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Howell Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster.
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    • Coatesville Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coatesville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Coatesville Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coatesville 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Lancaster had a population of 811 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Lancaster had a population of 765 people.

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

  • Lancaster [Schuyler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
    • Lancaster [Schuyler County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 811 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 765 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lancaster had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<3>
  • Glenwood Junction [Schuyler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood Junction
    • Glenwood Junction [Schuyler County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glenwood Junction had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Glenwood [Schuyler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
    • Glenwood [Schuyler County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 451 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 206 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glenwood had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
  • Julesburg [Schuyler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Julesburg
    • Julesburg [Schuyler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Julesburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Julesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Coatsville [Schuyler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coatsville
    • Coatsville [Schuyler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Coatsville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coatsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coatsville
  • Clifton [Schuyler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton [Schuyler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clifton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Germania [Schuyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germania
      • Germania [Schuyler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Germania had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germania have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germania
    • Vinita [Schuyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinita
      • Vinita [Schuyler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vinita had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinita have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinita
    • Queen City [Schuyler County]
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      • Queen City [Schuyler County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 377 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Queen City had a post office and railroad service
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    • Downing [Schuyler County]
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      • Downing [Schuyler County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 406 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 351 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Downing had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Savannah [Davis County]
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      • Savannah [Davis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Savannah had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Savannah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Livonia [Putnam County]
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      • Livonia [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 71 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Livonia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livonia
    • Monterey [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Davis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
    • Mark [Davis County]
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      • Mark [Davis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mark had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mark
    • Kilwinning [Scotland County]
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      • Kilwinning [Scotland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kilwinning had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilwinning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lancaster. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lancaster.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lancaster ...

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

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 Lancaster:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Missouri

About Schuyler County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lancaster) 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 Lancaster. 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 LancasterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lancaster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5239, Longitude: -92.5314       In this case, the coordinates for Lancaster 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>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 Lancaster, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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