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Nonpareil, Nebraska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Nonpareil ...

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 Nonpareil (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 Nonpareil. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Nonpareil is located in Box Butte County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Box Butte County: Dawes, Garden, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan & Sioux.

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

Box Butte     (The home county for Nonpareil)
  Hemingford   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Berea   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Alliance   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Marsland   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Crawford   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Whitney   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Horn   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Chadron   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bordeaux - Historic   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bonner - Historic   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Angora   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Craft   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hay Springs   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Antioch - Historic   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Nonpareil ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nonpareil.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hemingford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NW Marsland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  WSW Bohemian Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NNW Belmont Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  ENE Katen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  N Highland Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 20 miles [32.2 km]  
  SSW Severson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Snake Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 21 miles [33.8 km]  
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crow Butte Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Nonpareil ...

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 129 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nonpareil.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nonpareil, there are papers which were published within 48 miles [77.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nonpareil.

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 in 1895, Nonpareil had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Hemingford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nonpareil
 - Hemingford had a post office and railroad service
Marsland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nonpareil
 - Marsland had no post office or railroad service
Marsland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nonpareil
 - Marsland had a post office and railroad service
Berea   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nonpareil
 - Berea had no post office or railroad service
Berea   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nonpareil
 - Berea had a post office and railroad service
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nonpareil
 - Belmont had no post office or railroad service
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nonpareil
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Belmont had a post office and railroad service
Alliance   [Map]
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nonpareil
 - Alliance 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 Nonpareil. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nonpareil in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Nonpareil:

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 Box Butte County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dawes County:     Cyndi's



Morrill County:     Cyndi's



Sheridan 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 Box Butte 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Nonpareil ...

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

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 Nonpareil:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Nonpareil

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Nebraska

About Box Butte County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Box Butte 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nonpareil) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nonpareil. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3722, Longitude: -103.1813     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nonpareil 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 Nonpareil, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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