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Osmond, Nebraska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Osmond ...

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 Osmond (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 Osmond. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Osmond is located in Pierce County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pierce County: Antelope, Cedar, Knox, Madison, Stanton & Wayne.

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

Pierce     (The home county for Osmond)
  Breslau   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  McLean   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Foster   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pierce   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wee Town   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hadar   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brunswick   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Neligh   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Royal   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Orchard   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clearwater   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Magnet   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Belden   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Coleridge   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hartington   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Constance   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Laurel   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fordyce   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bow Valley   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Aten   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wynot   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saint Helena   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dixon   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Concord   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wakefield   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Allen   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Maskell   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Martinsburg   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ewing   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Deloit   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wausa   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bloomfield   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Creighton   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bazile Mills   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Winnetoon   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Center   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Crofton   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lindy   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Verdigre   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tewsville - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Walnut   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Niobrara   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Meadow Grove   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Norfolk   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Battle Creek   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Emerick   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fairview - Historic   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Madison   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pilger   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sholes   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Carroll   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hoskins   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Winside   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bon Homme (SD)
  Springfield (SD)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Southeast Bon Homme (SD)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tabor (SD)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Yankton (SD)
  Fairview Heights (SD)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oak Hills Addition (SD)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Yankton (SD)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Southeast Yankton (SD)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Osmond ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Osmond.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Immanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Osmond Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eden Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Magnet Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Stark Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Plainview Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Osmond ...

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 159 newspapers that have been published in the area around Osmond.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Osmond. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Osmond and those printed in the larger area surrounding Osmond.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 50 miles [80.5 km] of Osmond.

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Osmond had a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Osmond had a population of 749 people.

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

Foster   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Osmond
 - Foster had no post office or railroad service
Foster   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Osmond
 - Foster had a post office and railroad service
Magnet   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Osmond
 - Magnet had no post office or railroad service
Magnet   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Osmond
 - Magnet had railroad service and no post office
Wausa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Osmond
 - Wausa had no post office or railroad service
Wausa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Osmond
 - Wausa had a post office and railroad service
Plainview   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Osmond
 - Plainview had no post office or railroad service
Plainview   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Osmond
 - 1895 population of 375 people (with 1,196 people in 2017)
 - Plainview had a post office and railroad service
Pierce   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Osmond
 - Pierce had no post office or railroad service

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

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 Pierce County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Antelope County:     Cyndi's



Cedar County:     Cyndi's



Dixon County:     Cyndi's



Holt County:     Cyndi's



Knox County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Stanton County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Bon Homme County (SD):     Cyndi's



Yankton County (SD):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Nebraska   Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Nebraska, for Pierce 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 ...
      South Dakota

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Osmond ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Osmond:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Osmond

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Nebraska

About Pierce County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Osmond. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pierce County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osmond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3610, Longitude: -97.5969     [Map].

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<2>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 Osmond, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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