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Our Genealogy Helper for Oshkosh ...

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 Oshkosh (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 Oshkosh. 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 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.

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.

Oshkosh is located in Garden County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Garden County: Arthur, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Deuel, Grant, Keith, Morrill & Sheridan.

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

  DirDistance
Garden     (The home county for Oshkosh)
  Lewellen   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Cisco   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lisco   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Arthur
  Arthur   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Cheyenne
  Lodgepole   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Sunol   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dalton   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gurley   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sidney   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Deuel
  Chappell   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Big Springs   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Keith
  Belmar   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Lemoyne   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Megeath   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Brule   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ogallala   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Morrill
  Broadwater   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alden - Historic   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Sedgwick (CO)
  Julesburg (CO)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ovid (CO)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sedgwick (CO)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Oshkosh ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oshkosh.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Oshkosh Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW St. Elizabeth's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Antelope Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Durham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Kowanda Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Kingery Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  ESE Ash Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  ESE Ash Hollow Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  S Berea Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Plum Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  WNW Lisco Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Oshkosh ...

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 94 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oshkosh.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oshkosh, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oshkosh.

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.<3>

While we didn't find Oshkosh in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Oshkosh.

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

Chappell   [Map]
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oshkosh
 - Chappell had no post office or railroad service
 
Chappell   [Map]
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oshkosh
 - Chappell had a post office and railroad service
 
Lodgepole   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oshkosh
 - Lodgepole had no post office or railroad service
 
Lodgepole   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oshkosh
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 301 people in 2017)
 - Lodgepole had a post office and railroad service
 
Sunol   [Map]
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oshkosh
 - Sunol had no post office or railroad service
 
Sunol   [Map]
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oshkosh
 - Sunol had railroad service and no post office
 
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oshkosh
 - Barton had no post office or railroad service
 
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oshkosh
 - Barton had railroad service and no post office
 
Big Springs   [Map]
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oshkosh
 - Big Springs had no post office or railroad service
 
Big Springs   [Map]
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oshkosh
 - Big Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Julesburg (CO)   [Map]
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the South (S) from Oshkosh
 - 1895 population of 202 people (with 1,201 people in 2017)
 - Julesburg had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Oshkosh. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oshkosh in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Oshkosh:

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 Garden County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arthur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cheyenne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Deuel County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Keith County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morrill County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sedgwick County (CO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Nebraska
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Nebraska, for Garden 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 ...
      Colorado

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oshkosh ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

1924 Map of the Lincoln Highway - shows location of Oshkosh


We have found Oshkosh in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Oshkosh for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Nebraska Community

About Garden County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oshkosh: www.ci.oshkosh.ne.us/

The official website for Garden County: www.co.garden.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oshkosh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4067, Longitude: -102.3457     [Map].

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Oshkosh, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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