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Neligh, Nebraska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Neligh ...

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 Neligh (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 Neligh. 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 hospitals and 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.

Neligh is located in Antelope County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Antelope County: Boone, Holt, Knox, Madison, Pierce & Wheeler.

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

Antelope     (The home county for Neligh)
  Oakdale   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Clearwater   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Brunswick   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Royal   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Orchard   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Albion   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Vorhees   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Boone   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Primrose   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cedar Rapids   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Saint Edward   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Magnet   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Spalding   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Deloit   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Knievels Corner   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ewing   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Page   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Inman   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Star   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chambers   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Creighton   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Venus - Historic   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Winnetoon   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bazile Mills   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Walnut   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Verdigre   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Center   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wausa   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bloomfield   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dukeville   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Meadow Grove   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Emerick   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Battle Creek   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Fairview - Historic   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Newman Grove   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Norfolk   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Madison   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Foster   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Breslau   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pierce   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Osmond   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hadar   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wee Town   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McLean   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lindsay   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rosenburg   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cornlea   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hoskins   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sholes   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bartlett   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Neligh ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Neligh.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW St. Boniface Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW West Cedar Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW LDS Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N West Willowdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clearwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Theresa Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  ESE Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Neligh ...

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 308 newspapers that have been published in the area around Neligh.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Neligh. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Neligh and those printed in the larger area surrounding Neligh.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 50 miles [80.5 km] of Neligh.

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Neligh had a population of 1,209 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Neligh had a population of 1,516 people.

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

Oakdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Neligh
 - Oakdale had no post office or railroad service
Oakdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Neligh
 - 1895 population of 630 people (with 297 people in 2017)
 - Oakdale had a post office and railroad service
Clearwater   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Neligh
 - Clearwater had no post office or railroad service
Clearwater   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Neligh
 - 1895 population of 215 people (with 405 people in 2017)
 - Clearwater had a post office and railroad service
Elgin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Neligh
 - Elgin had no post office or railroad service
Elgin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Neligh
 - Elgin had a post office and railroad service
Tilden   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Neligh
 - Tilden had no post office or railroad service
Tilden   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Neligh
 - Tilden had a post office and railroad service
Brunswick   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Neligh
 - Brunswick 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 Neligh. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Neligh 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 professional and volunteer websites 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 Neligh:

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 Antelope County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Cedar County:     Cyndi's



Greeley County:     Cyndi's



Holt County:     Cyndi's



Knox County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Pierce County:     Cyndi's



Platte County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Wheeler 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

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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      South Dakota

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Neligh ...

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

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 Neligh:

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

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Neligh

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Nebraska

About Antelope County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Antelope County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Neligh) 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 Neligh. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Neligh

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Neligh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1300, Longitude: -98.0292     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Neligh have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Neligh, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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