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Our Genealogy Helper for Clinton ...

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 Clinton (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 Clinton. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Clinton is located in Sheridan County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sheridan County: Box Butte, Cherry, Dawes, Garden, Grant, Morrill & Oglala Lakota (SD).

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

  • Sheridan County     (The home county of Clinton)
    • Rushville [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
      • Rushville [Sheridan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Clinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 871 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville<3>
    • Gordon [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Sheridan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Clinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,486 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordon<3>
    • Hay Springs [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay Springs
      • Hay Springs [Sheridan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Clinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hay Springs<3>
    • Whiteclay [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiteclay
      • Whiteclay [Sheridan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Clinton
      • Whiteclay has also been known as:
      • Pine Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteclay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteclay<3>
  • Cherry County
    • Merriman [Cherry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merriman
      • Merriman [Cherry County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Clinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merriman<3>
  • Dawes County
    • Bordeaux [Dawes County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bordeaux
      • Bordeaux [Dawes County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Clinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bordeaux have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chadron [Dawes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chadron
      • Chadron [Dawes County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Clinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chadron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chadron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chadron<3>
  • Bennett County (SD)
    • Swett [Bennett County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swett
      • Swett [Bennett County] was located 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Clinton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 283 people
  • Oglala Lakota County (SD)
    • Denby [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denby
      • Denby [Oglala Lakota County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Clinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denby
    • Pine Ridge [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Wounded Knee [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesland
      • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Clinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesland<3>
    • Manderson [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Porcupine [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Oglala [Oglala Lakota County]

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

Newspapers Published in Clinton ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Clinton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Clinton, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Clinton.

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 everyone.

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

  • 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 Nebraska
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Clinton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Clinton.

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

  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • Amity Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Amity Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Amity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity Cemetery
  • Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Mt. Hope Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Clinton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Gordon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gordon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gordon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gordon Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Clinton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bethel Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Clinton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Movotny Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Movotny Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Movotny Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Movotny Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Clinton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Movotny Cemetery
    • Dane Cemetery
    • Lavaca Cemetery
    • Abold Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abold Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Abold Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Abold Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Clinton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abold Cemetery
    • Beguin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beguin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beguin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beguin Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Clinton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beguin Cemetery
    • Hay Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hay Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hay Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hay Springs Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Clinton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay Springs Cemetery
    • St. Marys Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Marys Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Clinton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
    • St. Anns Cemetery
    • St. Anns Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Anns Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Clinton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anns 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, Clinton had a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Clinton had a population of 39 people.

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

  • Clinton [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton [Sheridan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Clinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clinton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
  • Rushville [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
    • Rushville [Sheridan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Clinton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 484 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 871 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rushville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville<3>
  • Gordon [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
    • Gordon [Sheridan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Clinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,486 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gordon had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordon<3>
  • Albany [Sheridan County] - Historic
    • While Albany was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
    • Albany [Sheridan County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Clinton
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Albany had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Grayson [Sheridan County] - Historic
    • While Grayson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayson
    • Grayson [Sheridan County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Clinton
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Grayson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grayson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Irwin [Cherry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
    • Irwin [Cherry County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Clinton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Irwin had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
  • Adaton [Sheridan County] - Historic
    • While Adaton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adaton
    • Adaton [Sheridan County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Clinton
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Adaton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adaton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bordeaux [Dawes County] - Historic
    • While Bordeaux was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bordeaux
    • Bordeaux [Dawes County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Clinton
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bordeaux had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bordeaux have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Clinton ...

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

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 Clinton:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station

Rand McNally Map of Nebraska (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Nebraska

About Sheridan County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clinton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clinton. 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 ClintonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7597, Longitude: -102.3479       In this case, the coordinates for Clinton 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 Clinton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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