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Nearest Communities to Norman, By-County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Norman, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Norman:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small village in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to 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 checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Norman and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.



Norman is located in Kearney County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kearney County: Adams, Buffalo, Franklin, Harlan, Phelps & Webster.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 111 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Norman. Of these communities, 101 are located in counties other than Kearney County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Norman (which is Kearney County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Norman. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Adams CountyFranklin CountyNuckolls County
Buffalo CountyHall CountyPhelps County
Clay CountyHamilton CountyWebster County
Dawson CountyHarlan CountySmith County (KS)


Kearney County     (The county where Norman resides)
 
County Website: www.kearneycounty.ne.gov/
County Seat for Kearney:   Minden
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kearney County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Koller (Unver)     [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Heartwell     [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Minden     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lowell (Unver)     [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Valley City (Hist)     [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Newark (Unver)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Keene (Unver)     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kearney City (Hist)     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Axtell     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Wilcox     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
 

Adams County
 
County Website: www.adamscounty.org/
County Seat for Adams:   Hastings
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adams County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Holstein     [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Assumption     [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kenesaw     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Roseland     [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hayland     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Juniata     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ayr Junction (Unver)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Ayr     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Prosser     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Brickton (Hist)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ingleside (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Countryside Parks (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hastings     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Good Samaritan Village     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Kingswood Plaza (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Muriel (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Pauline (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Blaine     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Level (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hansen     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Halloran (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Trumbull     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
 

Buffalo County
 
County Website: www.buffalogov.org/
County Seat for Buffalo:   Kearney
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buffalo County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Denman (Unver)     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gibbon     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Buda     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Shelton     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Kearney     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Prairie View Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
R-Villa Courts (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Glenwood Park (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Alfalfa Center (Unver)     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Odessa     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Riverdale     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Prairie Center     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Elm Creek     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Poole (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Amherst     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Michael (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pleasanton     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Nantasket (Hist)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ravenna     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sweetwater     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sartoria     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Clay County
 
County Seat for Clay:   Clay Center
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Glenvil     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Spring Ranch (Hist)     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Inland     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Anan (Unver)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Deweese     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fairfield     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Harvard     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clay Center     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Dawson County
 
County Website: www.dawsoncountyne.net/
County Seat for Dawson:   Lexington
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dawson County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Trued (Unver)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Franklin County
 
County Seat for Franklin:   Franklin
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Campbell     [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Upland     [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hildreth     [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Macon     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Riverton     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Franklin     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bloomington     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Naponee     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
 

Hall County
 
County Website: www.hcgi.org/
County Seat for Hall:   Grand Island
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hall County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Rosedale (Unver)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Wood River     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Doniphan     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cameron     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Alda     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cairo     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Abbott (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Kingwood Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Parkview (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Grand Island     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ovina (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kuesters Lake (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pioneer Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Hamilton County
 
County Website: www.co.hamilton.ne.us/
County Seat for Hamilton:   Aurora
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Giltner     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Harlan County
 
County Seat for Harlan:   Alma
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harlan County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Ragan     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Huntley     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Republican City     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Alma     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Nuckolls County
 
County Seat for Nuckolls:   Nelson
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nuckolls County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Lawrence     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Saint Stephens (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mount Clare (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
 

Phelps County
 
County Seat for Phelps:   Holdrege
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phelps County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Funk     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sacramento (Unver)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Holdrege     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Clyde (Unver)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Atlanta     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Loomis     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Westmark     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Webster County
 
County Website: www.co.webster.ne.us/
County Seat for Webster:   Red Cloud
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Bladen     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Blue Hill     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rosemont     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Inavale     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cowles     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Red Cloud     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Amboy     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lester Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pawnee Village     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Guide Rock     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Smith County (KS)
 
County Seat for Smith:   Smith Center (KS)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Smith County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Womer (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Thornburg (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Reamsville (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4792, Longitude: -98.7921     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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