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Our Genealogy Helper for Pleasant Dale ...

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 Pleasant Dale (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 Pleasant Dale. 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.

Pleasant Dale is located in Seward County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Seward County: Butler, Fillmore, Lancaster, Polk, Saline, Saunders & York.

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

Seward     (The home county for Pleasant Dale)
  Grover   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Milford   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Garland   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Seward   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Goehner   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bee   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Tamora   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Staplehurst   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Beaver Crossing   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Cordova   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Utica   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dwight   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ulysses   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Brainard   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Garrison   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Surprise   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Millerton   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bruno   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  David City   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rising City   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Abie   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Octavia   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alvo   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Murdock   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wabash   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  South Bend   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Milligan   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ohiowa   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Geneva   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Clatonia   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cortland   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Pickrell   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Adams   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Beatrice   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Filley   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Daykin   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sterling   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Emerald   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Denton   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Malcolm   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Berks   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gaslight Village   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Raymond   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  College View   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Kramer   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Martell   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sprague   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Agnew   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Unadilla   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Burr   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Syracuse   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Shelby   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Crete   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dorchester   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Friend   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wilber   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Swanton   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Western   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tobias   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Linoma Beach   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Valparaiso   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ceresco   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Weston   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wahoo   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Malmo   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Prague   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mead   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rescue - Historic   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Colon   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wann   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Waco   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gresham   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Thayer   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McCool Junction   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  York   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Benedict   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Pleasant Dale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pleasant Dale.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Pleasant Dale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Emerald Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Denton Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Faith Lutheran East Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Blue Mound Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Milford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Camden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Milford Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Ruby Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW West Blue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW East Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Goldhammer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Malcolm Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Zion Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Hartmann Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Highland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Yankee Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Pleasant Dale ...

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 134 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pleasant Dale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pleasant Dale, there are papers which were published within 41 miles [66 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pleasant Dale.

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 Pleasant Dale had a population of 183 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Pleasant Dale had a population of 210 people.

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

Denton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Dale
 - Denton had no post office or railroad service
Denton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Dale
 - Denton had a post office and railroad service
Emerald   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pleasant Dale
 - Emerald had no post office or railroad service
Emerald   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pleasant Dale
 - Emerald had a post office and railroad service
Grover   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Pleasant Dale
 - Grover had no post office or railroad service
Grover   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Pleasant Dale
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
Milford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pleasant Dale
 - Milford had no post office or railroad service
Milford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pleasant Dale
 - 1895 population of 555 people (with 2,080 people in 2017)
 - Milford had a post office and railroad service
Camden - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camden was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pleasant Dale
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Camden had a post office and no railroad service
Malcolm   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pleasant Dale
 - Malcolm 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 Pleasant Dale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pleasant Dale 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 either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Pleasant Dale:

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 Seward County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:     Cyndi's



Cass County:     Cyndi's



Fillmore County:     Cyndi's



Gage County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Lancaster County:     Cyndi's



Otoe County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Saline County:     Cyndi's



Sarpy County:     Cyndi's



Saunders County:     Cyndi's



York 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, for Seward 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pleasant Dale ...

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

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 Pleasant Dale:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Nebraska

About Seward County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Seward 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pleasant Dale) 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 Pleasant Dale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pleasant Dale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Dale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7922, Longitude: -96.9328     [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 Pleasant Dale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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