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Nearest Communities to Ogallala, By-County ...

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

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

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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 Ogallala and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

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



Ogallala is located in Keith County and is the County Seat.

The following 7 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Keith County: Sedgwick (CO), Arthur, Deuel, Garden, Lincoln, McPherson & Perkins.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 45 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Ogallala. Of these communities, 33 are located in counties other than Keith 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 Ogallala (which is Keith 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 Ogallala. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Arthur CountyLincoln CountySedgwick County (CO)
Chase CountyMcPherson County 
Deuel CountyPerkins County 
Garden CountyPhillips County (CO) 


Keith County     (The county where Ogallala resides)
 
County Website: www.co.keith.ne.us/
County Seat for Keith:   Ogallala
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Keith County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Roscoe     [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Martin (Unver)     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Keystone     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brule     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Broganville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lemoyne     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Megeath     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Nevens (Unver)     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Belmar     [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Paxton     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ruthton (Unver)     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sarben     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
 

Arthur County
 
County Seat for Arthur:   Arthur
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Arthur County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
McKeag (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lyons Place (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Arthur     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Rounds Place (Unver)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bucktail     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Velma (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Calora (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Chase County
 
County Website: www.co.chase.ne.us/
County Seat for Chase:   Imperial
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chase County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Blanche (Hist)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Catherine (Hist)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chase (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lamar     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Deuel County
 
County Website: www.co.deuel.ne.us/
County Seat for Deuel:   Chappell
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Deuel County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Big Springs     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Barton (Unver)     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Chappell     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Garden County
 
County Website: www.co.garden.ne.us/
County Seat for Garden:   Oshkosh
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garden County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Lewellen     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Oshkosh     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Lincoln County
 
County Website: www.co.lincoln.ne.us/
County Seat for Lincoln:   North Platte
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Coker (Unver)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sutherland     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
O'Fallons (Unver)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Wallace     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hershey     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

McPherson County
 
County Seat for McPherson:   Tryon
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McPherson County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Flats (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
 

Perkins County
 
County Website: www.co.perkins.ne.us/
County Seat for Perkins:   Grant
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perkins County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Grant     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Madrid     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Brandon     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Elsie     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Grainton     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Venango     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
 

Phillips County (CO)
 
County Seat for Phillips:   Holyoke (CO)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Colorado       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phillips County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Amherst (CO)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Sedgwick County (CO)
 
County Seat for Sedgwick:   Julesburg (CO)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Colorado       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sedgwick County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Julesburg (CO)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fort Julesburg (CO) (Hist)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort Sedgwick (CO) (Hist)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ovid (CO)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Ogallala. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ogallala) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ogallala. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ogallala

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ogallala. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1294, Longitude: -101.7208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ogallala 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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