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Nearest Communities to Palmer, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small village in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

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

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



Palmer is located in Merrick County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Merrick County: Hall, Hamilton, Howard, Nance, Platte & Polk.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 104 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Palmer. Of these communities, 92 are located in counties other than Merrick 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 Palmer (which is Merrick 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 Palmer. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Adams CountyHall CountyPlatte County
Boone CountyHamilton CountyPolk County
Buffalo CountyHoward CountySherman County
Greeley CountyNance CountyValley County


Merrick County     (The county where Palmer resides)
 
County Seat for Merrick:   Central City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Merrick County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Archer     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Worms     [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hord     [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chapman     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Paddock (Unver)     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Central City     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Heber (Unver)     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lockwood (Unver)     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Riverside Park (Unver)     [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Clarks     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Havens (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Silver Creek     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
 

Adams County
 
County Website: www.adamscounty.org/
County Seat for Adams:   Hastings
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adams County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Hansen     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Trumbull     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Prosser     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Boone County
 
County Website: www.co.boone.ne.us/
County Seat for Boone:   Albion
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Cedar Rapids     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Primrose     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Saint Edward     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Boone     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Albion     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Akron (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Vorhees     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Loretto (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 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
Saint Michael (Unver)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Nantasket (Hist)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ravenna     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Shelton     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Poole (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sweetwater     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Greeley County
 
County Seat for Greeley:   Greeley
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greeley County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Wolbach     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Brayton     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
O'Connor (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Greeley Center     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Greeley     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Scotia Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Scotia     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Horace (Hist)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Spalding     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Belfast (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
 

Hall County
 
County Website: www.hcgi.org/
County Seat for Hall:   Grand Island
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hall County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Pioneer Estates (Unver)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kuesters Lake (Unver)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Abbott (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ovina (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Grand Island     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Kingwood Estates (Unver)     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Parkview (Unver)     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cairo     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Alda     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cameron     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Doniphan     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wood River     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Rosedale (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
 

Hamilton County
 
County Website: www.co.hamilton.ne.us/
County Seat for Hamilton:   Aurora
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Overland     [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Marquette     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hordville     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Phillips     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kronborg (Unver)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Murphy (Unver)     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Aurora     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hampton     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Giltner     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Stockham     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Howard County
 
County Seat for Howard:   Saint Paul
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Cushing     [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Saint Libory     [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Saint Paul     [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Midway (Unver)     [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dannebrog     [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elba     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Farwell     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nysted (Unver)     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cotesfield     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dannevirke     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Boelus     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Howard City     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Paplin (Hist)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
 

Nance County
 
County Website: www.co.nance.ne.us/
County Seat for Nance:   Fullerton
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nance County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
North Star (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Timber Creek (Unver)     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fullerton     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Belgrade     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Merchiston (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Krakow     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Genoa     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 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
Gardiner (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Monroe     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rosenburg     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Polk County
 
County Seat for Polk:   Osceola
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Polk     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Swedehome (Unver)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Durant (Unver)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Stromsburg     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Osceola     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 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
Ashton     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rockville     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Loup City     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
North Loup City     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
 

Valley County
 
County Website: www.co.valley.ne.us/
County Seat for Valley:   Ord
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Valley County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
North Loup     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Olean (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sumter (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Spelts (Unver)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

York County
 
County Website: www.yorkcounty.ne.gov/
County Seat for York:   York
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
York County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Arborville     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bradshaw     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Benedict     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Henderson     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mapps (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Charlestown (Hist)     [Map]     SE   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 starting from Palmer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palmer) 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 Palmer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Palmer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2224, Longitude: -98.2598     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palmer 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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