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Our Genealogy Helper for Nim City ...

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 Nim City (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 Nim City. 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.

Nim City is located in Richardson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Richardson County: Brown (KS), Doniphan (KS), Nemaha (KS), Holt (MO), Nemaha & Pawnee.

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

Richardson     (The home county for Nim City)
  Dawson   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Salem   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Humboldt   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Verdon   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Straussville   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Stella   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Falls City   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Shubert   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Preston   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Barada   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rulo   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Virginia   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Barneston   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Filley   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elk Creek   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Tecumseh   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Vesta   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cook   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sterling   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Nemaha   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Saint Deroin - Historic   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Rohrs   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brownville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brock   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Peru   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Julian   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Talmage   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lorton   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Burr   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Du Bois   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Table Rock   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pawnee City   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Steinauer   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burchard   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lewiston   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fremont (IA)
  Hamburg (IA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Atchison (KS)
  Muscotah (KS)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Huron (KS)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Brown (KS)
  Morrill (KS)   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fairview (KS)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hamlin (KS)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Reserve (KS)   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Padonia (KS)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Hiawatha (KS)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Powhattan (KS)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Baker (KS) - Historic   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Robinson (KS)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Willis (KS)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Horton (KS)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Everest (KS)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Doniphan (KS)
  White Cloud (KS)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Highland (KS)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Iowa Point (KS)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Leona (KS)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Purcell (KS)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Severance (KS)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sparks (KS)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Denton (KS)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fanning (KS)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson (KS)
  Netawaka (KS)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Whiting (KS)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Soldier (KS)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Circleville (KS)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Holton (KS)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (KS)
  Axtell (KS)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Summerfield (KS)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Vermillion (KS)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Beattie (KS)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Frankfort (KS)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Home (KS)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oketo (KS)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Carden (KS)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Nemaha (KS)
  Bern (KS)   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Sabetha (KS)   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Oneida (KS)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Central City (KS) - Historic   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Seneca (KS)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Capioma (KS)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Baileyville (KS)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Granada (KS)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Goff (KS)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Centralia (KS)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Corning (KS)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wetmore (KS)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  America City (KS)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pottawatomie (KS)
  Havensville (KS)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Atchison (MO)
  Phelps City (MO)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rock Port (MO)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fairfax (MO)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Watson (MO)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tarkio (MO)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Holt (MO)
  Corning (MO)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Big Lake (MO)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Craig (MO)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fortescue (MO)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bigelow (MO)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mound City (MO)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Forest City (MO)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oregon (MO)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Nim City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nim City.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Wild Rose Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Four Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lynchburg Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Iliff Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Heim Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Hiem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Athens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Starr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Bern Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Strahm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Albany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sycamore Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maple Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cincinnati Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Bohemian National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. John Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stoldt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Humboldt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Liberty Twp. Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Stratton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Dry Branch Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W DuBois Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Friedens UCC Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sabetha Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sabetha Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE St. Marks Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Cornel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Mound Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Nim City ...

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 365 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nim City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nim City, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nim City.

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>

While we didn't find Nim City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Nim City.

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

Dawson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nim City
 - Dawson had no post office or railroad service
Dawson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nim City
 - 1895 population of 153 people (with 136 people in 2017)
 - Dawson had a post office and railroad service
Bern (KS)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Nim City
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 164 people in 2017)
 - Bern had a post office and railroad service
Berwick (KS)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Nim City
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Berwick had a post office and railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Nim City
 - Salem had no post office or railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Nim City
 - 1895 population of 504 people (with 104 people in 2017)
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Humboldt   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nim City
 - Humboldt had no post office or railroad service
Humboldt   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nim City
 - 1895 population of 1,114 people (with 813 people in 2017)
 - Humboldt had a post office and railroad service
Du Bois   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Nim City
 - Du Bois had no post office or railroad service
Du Bois   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Nim City
 - 1895 population of 316 people (with 140 people in 2017)
 - Du Bois had a post office and railroad service
Sabetha (KS)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nim City
 - 1895 population of 1,368 people (with 2,569 people in 2017)
 - Sabetha had a post office and railroad service

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

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 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 Nim City:

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 Richardson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Gage County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Nemaha County:     Cyndi's



Otoe County:     Cyndi's



Pawnee County:     Cyndi's



Fremont County (IA):     Cyndi's



Atchison County (KS):     Cyndi's



Brown County (KS):     Cyndi's



Doniphan County (KS):     Cyndi's



Jackson County (KS):     Cyndi's



Marshall County (KS):     Cyndi's



Nemaha County (KS):     Cyndi's



Pottawatomie County (KS):     Cyndi's



Atchison County (MO):     Cyndi's



Holt County (MO):     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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Nebraska

About Richardson County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Richardson County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Nim City) 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 Nim City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nim City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nim City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0439, Longitude: -95.8697     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nim City 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>UCC is an abbreviation for the United Church of Canada

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<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 Nim City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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