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Our Genealogy Helper for Newark ...

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 Newark (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 Newark. 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.

Newark is located in Kearney County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kearney County: Adams, Buffalo, Franklin, Harlan, Phelps & Webster.

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

Kearney     (The home county for Newark)
  Kearney City - Historic   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Valley City - Historic   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Minden   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Heartwell   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Norman   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Axtell   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wilcox   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kenesaw   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hayland   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Prosser   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Holstein   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Assumption   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Juniata   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hastings   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ayr   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Good Samaritan Village   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hansen   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Blaine   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Buda   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Kearney   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Gibbon   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Prairie Center   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Shelton   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Odessa   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Amherst   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elm Creek   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pleasanton   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Ravenna   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sartoria   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Glenvil   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Inland   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Overton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sumner   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hildreth   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Upland   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Campbell   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Macon   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bloomington   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Riverton   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Naponee   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wood River   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Alda   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Doniphan   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grand Island   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ragan   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Huntley   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Republican City   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mascot   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Boelus   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Howard City   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dannebrog   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Funk   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Holdrege   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Westmark   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Loomis   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Atlanta   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bertrand   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hazard   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Litchfield   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bladen   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Blue Hill   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rosemont   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Newark ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Newark.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Ft. Kearney Post Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S White Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NW Kearney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Gibbon Riverside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Minden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Eaton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  ESE Holy Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  WNW Dove Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Newark ...

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 92 newspapers that have been published in the area around Newark.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Newark. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Newark and those printed in the larger area surrounding Newark.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 49 miles [78.9 km] of Newark.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Newark had a population of 40 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Buda   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Newark
 - Buda had no post office or railroad service
Buda   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Newark
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Buda had a post office and railroad service
Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Newark
 - Lowell had no post office or railroad service
Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Newark
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Lowell had a post office and railroad service
Kearney   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Newark
 - Kearney had no post office or railroad service
Kearney   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Newark
 - 1895 population of 8,074 people (with 33,835 people in 2017)
 - Kearney had a post office and railroad service
Minden   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Newark
 - Minden had no post office or railroad service
Minden   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Newark
 - 1895 population of 1,380 people (with 2,973 people in 2017)
 - Minden had a post office and railroad service
Gibbon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Newark
 - Gibbon had no post office or railroad service
Gibbon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Newark
 - 1895 population of 1,185 people (with 1,890 people in 2017)
 - Gibbon had a post office and railroad service
Glenwood Park   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Newark
 - Glenwood Park had no post office or railroad service
Glenwood Park   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Newark
 - Glenwood Park had railroad service and no post office
Heartwell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Newark
 - Heartwell 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 Newark. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Newark 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 - 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 Newark:

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 Kearney County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's



Buffalo County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Dawson County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Hall County:     Cyndi's



Harlan County:     Cyndi's



Howard County:     Cyndi's



Phelps County:     Cyndi's



Sherman County:     Cyndi's



Webster 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Newark ...

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

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 Newark:

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

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Newark

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Nebraska

About Kearney County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kearney 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Newark) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newark. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6411, Longitude: -98.9631     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newark have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Newark, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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