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Our Genealogy Helper for Plymouth ...

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 Plymouth (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 Plymouth. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Plymouth is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Republic (KS), Washington (KS), Fillmore, Gage, Saline & Thayer.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Plymouth)
  Harbine   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Jansen   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Diller   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fairbury   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Endicott   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Daykin   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Powell   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Steele City   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Reynolds   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Milligan   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ohiowa   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Strang   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Geneva   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shickley   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Beatrice   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Clatonia   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pickrell   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Holmesville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cortland   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Blue Springs   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Odell   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wymore   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Filley   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Virginia   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Adams   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Barneston   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sterling   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Vesta   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hallam   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kramer   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Berks   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Firth   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sprague   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Martell   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hickman   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Holland   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Roca   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Denton   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Panama   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bennet   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  College View   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Burr   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lewiston   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Burchard   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Steinauer   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Swanton   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Wilber   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Western   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Tobias   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Crete   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dorchester   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Friend   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Milford   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grover   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pleasant Dale   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cordova   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Beaver Crossing   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Goehner   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gilead   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bruning   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hubbell   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Carleton   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chester   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Deshler   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (KS)
  Bremen (KS)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oketo (KS)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Marysville (KS)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Carden (KS)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Summerfield (KS)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Alcove Spring (KS) - Historic   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Home (KS)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Republic (KS)
  Narka (KS)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Munden (KS)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (KS)
  Hollenberg (KS)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hanover (KS)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mahaska (KS)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Blocker (KS) - Historic   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Morrowville (KS)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Washington (KS)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Haddam (KS)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greenleaf (KS)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Plymouth ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Plymouth.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Kilpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Emmanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Plymouth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Megli Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E First Trinity Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Harbine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Plummers Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Swan Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jansen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E First Mennonite Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW South Fork Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Grandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bartel Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Plymouth ...

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 264 newspapers that have been published in the area around Plymouth.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Plymouth. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Plymouth and those printed in the larger area surrounding Plymouth.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Plymouth.

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 Plymouth had a population of 18 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Plymouth had a population of 386 people.

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

Harbine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Plymouth
 - Harbine had no post office or railroad service
Harbine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Plymouth
 - Harbine had a post office and railroad service
De Witt   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Plymouth
 - De Witt had no post office or railroad service
De Witt   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Plymouth
 - 1895 population of 751 people (with 508 people in 2017)
 - De Witt had a post office and railroad service
Swanton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Plymouth
 - Swanton had no post office or railroad service
Swanton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Plymouth
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 93 people in 2017)
 - Swanton had a post office and railroad service
Ellis   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Plymouth
 - Ellis had a post office and railroad service
Hoag   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Plymouth
 - Hoag had no post office or railroad service
Hoag   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Plymouth
 - Hoag had a post office and railroad service
Jansen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Plymouth
 - Jansen 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 Plymouth. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Plymouth in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites 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 Plymouth:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fillmore County:     Cyndi's



Gage County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Lancaster County:     Cyndi's



Otoe County:     Cyndi's



Pawnee County:     Cyndi's



Saline County:     Cyndi's



Seward County:     Cyndi's



Thayer County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County (KS):     Cyndi's



Republic County (KS):     Cyndi's



Washington County (KS):     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Plymouth ...

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

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 Plymouth:

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

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Plymouth

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Jefferson County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plymouth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3030, Longitude: -96.9880     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plymouth 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:

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

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