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Nearest Communities to Olean, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community 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.

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 north contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<1>

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



Olean is located in Colfax County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colfax County: Butler, Cuming, Dodge, Platte, Saunders & Stanton.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 108 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Olean. Of these communities, 100 are located in counties other than Colfax 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 Olean (which is Colfax 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 Olean. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Burt CountyDodge CountySaunders County
Butler CountyDouglas CountyStanton County
Cuming CountyMadison CountyThurston County
Dakota CountyPierce CountyWashington County
Dixon CountyPlatte CountyWayne County


Colfax County     (The county where Olean resides)
 
County Website: www.colfaxcounty.ne.gov/
County Seat for Colfax:   Schuyler
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colfax County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Howells     [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Heun (Unver)     [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clarkson     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Leigh     [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rogers     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Schuyler     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sunset Acres (Unver)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Richland     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
 

Burt County
 
County Seat for Burt:   Tekamah
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Burt County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Essen (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Argo (Hist)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Oakland     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lyons     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Craig     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bertha     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Basford (Hist)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tekamah     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Decatur     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Butler County
 
County Website: www.co.butler.ne.us/
County Seat for Butler:   David City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Linwood     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Edholm (Unver)     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Nimburg (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Abie     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Octavia     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bruno     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bellwood     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
David City     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Brainard     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Garrison     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Millerton     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Cuming County
 
County Website: www.co.cuming.ne.us/
County Seat for Cuming:   West Point
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cuming County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Aloys     [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Monterey     [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Saint Charles (Unver)     [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bismarck (Hist)     [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
West Point     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Beemer     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wisner     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bancroft     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
 

Dakota County
 
County Seat for Dakota:   Dakota City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dakota County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Emerson     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Dixon County
 
County Website: www.co.dixon.ne.us/
County Seat for Dixon:   Ponca
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dixon County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
 
  DirectionDistance
Wakefield     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
 

Dodge County
 
County Website: www.dodgecounty.ne.gov/
County Seat for Dodge:   Fremont
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dodge County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Dodge     [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Glencoe (Hist)     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Snyder     [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Crowell     [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Webster (Unver)     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Scribner     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
North Bend     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hooper     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Uehling     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Winslow     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ames     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Nickerson     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Telbasta     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fontanelle     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fremont     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Inglewood     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Paradise Estates (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
 

Douglas County
 
County Website: www.co.douglas.ne.us/
County Seat for Douglas:   Omaha
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Mercer (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
 

Madison County
 
County Website: www.co.madison.ne.us/
County Seat for Madison:   Madison
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Madison     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Enola (Unver)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Warnerville (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Norfolk     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fairview (Hist)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Kalamazoo (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Battle Creek     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Pierce County
 
County Website: www.co.pierce.ne.us/
County Seat for Pierce:   Pierce
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pierce County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Hadar     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wee Town     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Platte County
 
County Website: www.plattecounty.net/
County Seat for Platte:   Columbus
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Platte County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Creston     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Carriage House Estates     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Humphrey     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tarnov     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
College View Park (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Columbus     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Countryview Estates (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Platte Center     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sheldonville     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wagners Lake (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cornlea     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Oconee     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Bernard     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Duncan     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Monroe     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lindsay     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Saunders County
 
County Website: www.co.saunders.ne.us/
County Seat for Saunders:   Wahoo
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saunders County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Morse Bluff     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Rescue (Hist)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cedar Bluffs     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Prague     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Malmo     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Colon     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Woodcliff (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Leshara     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Weston     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wahoo     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Stanton County
 
County Website: www.co.stanton.ne.us/
County Seat for Stanton:   Stanton
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stanton County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Pilger     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Stanton     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Spurville (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
 
 

Thurston County
 
County Seat for Thurston:   Pender
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Thurston County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Pender     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rosalie     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Thurston     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Walthill     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Macy     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Washington County
 
County Website: www.co.washington.ne.us/
County Seat for Washington:   Blair
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Admah (Hist)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Arlington     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Herman     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Orum (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Wayne County
 
County Website: www.county.waynene.org/
County Seat for Wayne:   Wayne
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Altona (Unver)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hoskins     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Winside     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wayne     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Carroll     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olean. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7361, Longitude: -96.9453     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Olean 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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