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Nantasket, Nebraska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Nantasket ...

So far, we have found very little information about Nantasket. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Nantasket to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Nantasket, please Contact Us.

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 Nantasket (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 Nantasket. 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Nantasket is historic, it would have been located within present day Buffalo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Buffalo County: Adams, Custer, Dawson, Hall, Howard, Kearney, Phelps & Sherman.

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

Buffalo     (The home county for Nantasket)
  Ravenna   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Sweetwater   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pleasanton   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Prairie Center   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Shelton   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Sartoria   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Gibbon   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Buda   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Amherst   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kearney   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Miller   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Prosser   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hayland   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kenesaw   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hansen   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Juniata   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Assumption   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hastings   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Trumbull   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Blaine   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Holstein   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Good Samaritan Village   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mason City   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ansley   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cumro - Historic   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Westerville   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Buckeye   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Berwyn   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sumner   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Eddyville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Overton   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Scotia   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brayton   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wolbach   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Horace - Historic   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Greeley Center   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Greeley   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wood River   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Alda   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Grand Island   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Doniphan   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Phillips   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Giltner   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Boelus   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Howard City   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Dannebrog   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Farwell   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dannevirke   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elba   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Saint Paul   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cotesfield   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saint Libory   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cushing   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Valley City - Historic   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kearney City - Historic   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Heartwell   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Minden   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Norman   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Axtell   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Worms   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Palmer   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chapman   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Archer   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hazard   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ashton   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Litchfield   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Loup City   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  North Loup City   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Arcadia   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  North Loup   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ord   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Nantasket ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nantasket.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  W Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Highland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Highland Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Sodtown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Hayestown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Horak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S St. Wenceslaus Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Old Zion Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Souleville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Burgess Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Majors Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Sweetwater Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Nantasket ...

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 191 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nantasket.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nantasket, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nantasket.

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.

Nantasket itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and railroad service.

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

Ravenna   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Nantasket
 - Ravenna had no post office or railroad service
Ravenna   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Nantasket
 - 1895 population of 628 people (with 1,373 people in 2017)
 - Ravenna had a post office and railroad service
Saint Michael   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Nantasket
 - Saint Michael had no post office or railroad service
Saint Michael   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Nantasket
 - Saint Michael had a post office and railroad service
Poole   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nantasket
 - Poole had no post office or railroad service
Rockville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nantasket
 - Rockville had no post office or railroad service
Rockville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nantasket
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 104 people in 2017)
 - Rockville had a post office and railroad service
Sweetwater   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Nantasket
 - Sweetwater had no post office or railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Nantasket. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nantasket in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 all and free to view - although 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 Nantasket:

These websites are specific to Nebraska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Library/Archives Division of the Nebraska State Historical Society

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

These pages are specific to Buffalo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's



Custer County:     Cyndi's



Dawson County:     Cyndi's



Greeley County:     Cyndi's



Hall County:     Cyndi's



Hamilton County:     Cyndi's



Howard County:     Cyndi's



Kearney County:     Cyndi's



Merrick County:     Cyndi's



Sherman County:     Cyndi's



Valley County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Nebraska   Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Nebraska, for Buffalo 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 Nebraska

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Nantasket ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Nantasket:

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

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Nantasket

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

The GNIS database contains an entry for Nantasket. See our Misc Page for Nantasket for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Nebraska Community

About Buffalo County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Buffalo County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Nantasket, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Nantasket) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nantasket. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0278, Longitude: -98.8587     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nantasket have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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