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Nearest Communities to Overton, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small village in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Overton and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

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



Overton is located in Dawson County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dawson County: Buffalo, Custer, Frontier, Gosper, Lincoln & Phelps.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 72 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Overton. Of these communities, 61 are located in counties other than Dawson 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 Overton (which is Dawson 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 Overton. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Buffalo CountyFurnas CountyLincoln County
Custer CountyGosper CountyPhelps County
Franklin CountyHarlan CountySherman County
Frontier CountyKearney County 


Dawson County     (The county where Overton resides)
 
County Website: www.dawsoncountyne.net/
County Seat for Dawson:   Lexington
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dawson County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Trued (Unver)     [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Josselyn (Unver)     [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lexington     [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sumner     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Darr     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Eddyville     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Buffalo (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Cozad     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Willow Island     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gothenburg     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Farnam     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
 

Buffalo County
 
County Website: www.buffalogov.org/
County Seat for Buffalo:   Kearney
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buffalo County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Elm Creek     [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Odessa     [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Miller     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Amherst     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Alfalfa Center (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Riverdale     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
R-Villa Courts (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Glenwood Park (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Kearney     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Sartoria     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Prairie View Estates (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Prairie Center     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Buda     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pleasanton     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Poole (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sweetwater     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gibbon     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ravenna     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Nantasket (Hist)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Custer County
 
County Website: www.co.custer.ne.us/
County Seat for Custer:   Broken Bow
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Custer County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Cumro (Hist)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Burr Oak (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Oconto     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Buckeye     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mason City     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lodi (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ansley     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Franklin County
 
County Seat for Franklin:   Franklin
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Hildreth     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Frontier County
 
County Website: www.co.frontier.ne.us/
County Seat for Frontier:   Stockville
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frontier County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Eustis     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Orafino     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Furnas County
 
County Seat for Furnas:   Beaver City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Furnas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Edison     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Oxford     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Arapahoe     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Holbrook     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Gosper County
 
County Seat for Gosper:   Elwood
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gosper County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Smithfield     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elwood     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Devils Gap (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
 

Harlan County
 
County Seat for Harlan:   Alma
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harlan County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Mascot     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ragan     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Oxford Junction (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Huntley     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Kearney County
 
County Website: www.kearneycounty.ne.gov/
County Seat for Kearney:   Minden
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kearney County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Kearney City (Hist)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Axtell     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Newark (Unver)     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Keene (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wilcox     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Minden     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Valley City (Hist)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lowell (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Koller (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Heartwell     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 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
Vroman (Unver)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Phelps County
 
County Seat for Phelps:   Holdrege
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phelps County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Westmark     [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bertrand     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Loomis     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Holdrege     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Clyde (Unver)     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Funk     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Atlanta     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sacramento (Unver)     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
 

Sherman County
 
County Website: www.co.sherman.ne.us/
County Seat for Sherman:   Loup City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sherman County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Hazard     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Litchfield     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Overton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7406, Longitude: -99.5374     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Overton 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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