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Pine Lake, Nebraska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Pine Lake ...

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 Pine Lake (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 Pine Lake. 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.

Name Variations for Pine Lake ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Pine Lake.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pine Lake: Pine Lk.

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 and hospitals 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.

Pine Lake is located in Lancaster County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lancaster County: Butler, Cass, Gage, Johnson, Otoe, Saline, Saunders & Seward.

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

Lancaster     (The home county for Pine Lake)
  College View   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Walton   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Roca   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Havelock   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bennet   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Gaslight Village   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hickman   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Holland   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Martell   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sprague   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Panama   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dwight   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brainard   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ulysses   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Alvo   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wabash   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Murdock   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Weeping Water   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Manley   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  South Bend   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Nehawka   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Venice   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Millard   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cortland   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Adams   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clatonia   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pickrell   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Filley   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Beatrice   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Virginia   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Holmesville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sterling   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Cook   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Vesta   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tecumseh   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elk Creek   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brock   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Unadilla   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Burr   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Syracuse   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Otoe   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lorton   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Talmage   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nebraska City   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lewiston   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Crete   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wilber   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dorchester   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Swanton   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Friend   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Western   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Linoma Beach   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chalco   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ceresco   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Valparaiso   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wann   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Weston   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wahoo   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mead   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Malmo   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Yutan   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Colon   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Prague   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pleasant Dale   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Grover   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Garland   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Milford   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Seward   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bee   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Goehner   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Staplehurst   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tamora   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beaver Crossing   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cordova   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Utica   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Pine Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pine Lake.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Cheney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW College View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Schultz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Saltillo - Simmons Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Lincoln Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Trinity Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Wyuka Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Nebraska State Penitentiary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Roca Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Bennet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Yankee Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Bergman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Spahnle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Hickman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Swiggart Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Centerville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Stagecoach Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Bunten Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Stockfeldt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Holland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Pine Lake ...

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 132 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pine Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pine Lake, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pine Lake.

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 Pine Lake in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pine Lake.

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

Cheney   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pine Lake
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Cheney had a post office and railroad service
College View   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pine Lake
 - College View had a post office and no railroad service
Saltillo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pine Lake
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Saltillo had a post office and railroad service
Walton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pine Lake
 - Walton had no post office or railroad service
Walton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pine Lake
 - Walton had a post office and railroad service
Jamaica   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pine Lake
 - Jamaica had railroad service and no post office
Rokeby   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pine Lake
 - Rokeby had no post office or railroad service
Bethany   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Pine Lake
 - Bethany had no post office or railroad service
Bethany   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Pine Lake
 - Bethany had a post office and no railroad service
Hanlon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Lake
 - Hanlon had railroad service and no post office
Roca   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Lake
 - 1895 population of 191 people (with 290 people in 2017)
 - Roca had a post office and railroad service
University Place   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pine Lake
 - 1895 population of 571 people
 - University Place had a post office and no railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pine Lake
 - Lincoln had no post office or railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pine Lake
 - 1895 population of 55,154 people (with 284,736 people in 2017)
 - Lincoln had a post office and railroad service
Bennet   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pine Lake
 - Bennet 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 Pine Lake. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pine Lake in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Pine Lake:

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 Lancaster County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:     Cyndi's



Cass County:     Cyndi's



Douglas County:     Cyndi's



Gage County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Nemaha County:     Cyndi's



Otoe County:     Cyndi's



Pawnee County:     Cyndi's



Saline County:     Cyndi's



Sarpy County:     Cyndi's



Saunders County:     Cyndi's



Seward County:     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

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Lancaster County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Pine Lake) 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 Pine Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pine Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7454, Longitude: -96.6111     [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:

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

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