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Our Genealogy Helper for Perry ...

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 Perry (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 Perry. 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 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.

Perry is located in Red Willow County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Red Willow County: Decatur (KS), Rawlins (KS), Frontier, Furnas & Hitchcock.

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

  DirDistance
Red Willow     (The home county for Perry)
  McCook   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Red Willow   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Indianola   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Danbury   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bartley   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lebanon   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Chase
  Wauneta   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Dundy
  Max   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Frontier
  Stockville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Curtis   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Maywood   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Orafino   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Moorefield   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Furnas
  Cambridge   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wilsonville   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Holbrook   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hendley   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hayes
  Palisade   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hayes Center   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hamlet   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Hitchcock
  Culbertson   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Beverly   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stratton   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Lincoln
  Wellfleet   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Decatur (KS)
  Traer (KS)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oberlin (KS)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kanona (KS)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Norcatur (KS)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Rawlins (KS)
  Herndon (KS)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ludell (KS)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Atwood (KS)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Beardsley (KS)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Perry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Perry.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Culbertson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Boxelder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  ESE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Highland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Trenton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Perry ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Perry.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Perry had railroad service and no post office.

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

McCook   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Perry
 - McCook had no post office or railroad service
 
McCook   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Perry
 - 1895 population of 2,346 people (with 7,540 people in 2017)
 - McCook had a post office and railroad service
 
Culbertson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Perry
 - Culbertson had no post office or railroad service
 
Culbertson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Perry
 - 1895 population of 460 people (with 577 people in 2017)
 - Culbertson had a post office and railroad service
 
Red Willow   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Perry
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Red Willow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beverly   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Perry
 - Beverly had no post office or railroad service
 
Beverly   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Perry
 - Beverly had a post office and railroad service
 
Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Perry
 - Trenton 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 Perry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Perry in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Perry:

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 Red Willow County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chase County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dundy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Frontier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Furnas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hayes County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hitchcock County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Decatur County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rawlins County (KS):     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

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 ...
      Kansas

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Perry ...

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

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 Perry:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Perry

Published by Rand McNally & Co.


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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Nebraska Community

About Red Willow County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Red Willow County: www.co.red-willow.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Perry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2103, Longitude: -100.7229     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Perry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Perry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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