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Nearest Communities to Opportunity, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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 drove.<1>

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



Opportunity is located in Holt County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Holt County: Antelope, Boyd, Knox, Loup, Rock & Wheeler.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 76 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Opportunity. Of these communities, 51 are located in counties other than Holt 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 Opportunity (which is Holt 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 Opportunity. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Antelope CountyBon Homme County (SD) 
Boyd CountyCharles Mix County (SD) 
Knox CountyGregory County (SD) 
Pierce County  


Holt County     (The county where Opportunity resides)
 
County Website: www.co.holt.ne.us/
County Seat for Holt:   O'Neill
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holt County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Star     [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dorsey (Unver)     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Meek (Unver)     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Midway (Unver)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Redbird     [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
O'Neill     [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Paddock (Unver)     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Inman     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Page     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Emmet     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Stafford (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Anncar (Unver)     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Catalpa (Hist)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ewing     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Atkinson     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Chambers     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wilson Ranch (Unver)     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dustin     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Amelia     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Stuart     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Inez (Hist)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Cleveland (Hist)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Deloit     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Knievels Corner     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Swan Lake (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Antelope County
 
County Website: www.co.antelope.ne.us/
County Seat for Antelope:   Neligh
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Antelope County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Orchard     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Royal     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Brunswick     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Clearwater     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Neligh     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Boyd County
 
County Seat for Boyd:   Butte
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Lynch     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bristow     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Monowi     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Rosedale (Hist)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Spencer     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gross     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Butte     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Anoka     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Baker (Hist)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Naper     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Knox County
 
County Website: www.co.knox.ne.us/
County Seat for Knox:   Center
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Knox County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Knoxville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Walnut     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Venus (Hist)     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pishelville (Hist)     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jelen (Unver)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Dukeville     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Verdel     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ponca (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Verdigre     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Niobrara     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sparta (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Winnetoon     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bazile Mills     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Center     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Creighton     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Santee     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lindy     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tewsville (Hist)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 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
Plainview     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Bon Homme County (SD)
 
County Seat for Bon Homme:   Tyndall (SD)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of South Dakota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bon Homme County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Perkins (SD) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Southwest Bon Homme (SD)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Springfield (SD)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Avon (SD)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kingsburg (SD) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
 

Charles Mix County (SD)
 
County Seat for Charles Mix:   Lake Andes (SD)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of South Dakota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Charles Mix County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Greenwood (SD) (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Marty (SD)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pickstown (SD)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wagner (SD)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dante (SD)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ravinia (SD)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lake Andes (SD)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dezera (SD) (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Gregory County (SD)
 
County Seat for Gregory:   Burke (SD)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of South Dakota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gregory County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Fort Randall (SD) (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Southeast Gregory (SD)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fairfax (SD)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bonesteel (SD)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Opportunity. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5961, Longitude: -98.5012     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Opportunity 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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