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Nearest Communities to Polk, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small village in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 from Polk and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

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



Polk is located in Polk County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Polk County: Butler, Hamilton, Merrick, Platte, Seward & York.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 115 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Polk. Of these communities, 110 are located in counties other than Polk 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 Polk (which is Polk 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 Polk. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Adams CountyFillmore CountyMerrick County
Boone CountyGreeley CountyNance County
Butler CountyHall CountyPlatte County
Clay CountyHamilton CountySaline County
Colfax CountyHoward CountySeward County


Polk County     (The county where Polk resides)
 
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
Durant (Unver)     [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Swedehome (Unver)     [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Stromsburg     [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Osceola     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Shelby     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 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
Trumbull     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hansen     [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
Saint Edward     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Boone     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cedar Rapids     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Vorhees     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Butler County
 
County Website: www.co.butler.ne.us/
County Seat for Butler:   David City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Surprise     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rising City     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Millerton     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ulysses     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Garrison     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bellwood     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
David City     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dwight     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Clay County
 
County Seat for Clay:   Clay Center
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Sutton     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saronville     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Harvard     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Verona (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clay Center     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Inland     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Colfax County
 
County Website: www.colfaxcounty.ne.gov/
County Seat for Colfax:   Schuyler
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colfax County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Richland     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Fillmore County
 
County Website: www.fillmorecounty.org/
County Seat for Fillmore:   Geneva
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fillmore County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Bixby     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Grafton     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fairmont     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Exeter     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sawyer (Hist)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Burress (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Geneva     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 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   38 miles [61.2 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
Kuesters Lake (Unver)     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pioneer Estates (Unver)     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Kingwood Estates (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Grand Island     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Parkview (Unver)     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ovina (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Doniphan     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Abbott (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Alda     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 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
Hordville     [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
Kronborg (Unver)     [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Overland     [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Marquette     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hampton     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Aurora     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Murphy (Unver)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Phillips     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Stockham     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Giltner     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 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
Saint Libory     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cushing     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Saint Paul     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dannebrog     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Merrick County
 
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
Riverside Park (Unver)     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Clarks     [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Heber (Unver)     [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Central City     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Havens (Unver)     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Paddock (Unver)     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hord     [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Silver Creek     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Archer     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Chapman     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lockwood (Unver)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Worms     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Palmer     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 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
Krakow     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Merchiston (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fullerton     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Genoa     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
North Star (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Belgrade     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Timber Creek (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 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]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Duncan     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Monroe     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Oconee     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wagners Lake (Unver)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
College View Park (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Columbus     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Countryview Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sheldonville     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Carriage House Estates     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Platte Center     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rosenburg     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tarnov     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Saline County
 
County Website: www.co.saline.ne.us/
County Seat for Saline:   Wilber
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saline County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Friend     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Seward County
 
County Website: www.connectseward.org/cgov/
County Seat for Seward:   Seward
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Seward County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Utica     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Marysville (Hist)     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tamora     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Staplehurst     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Beaver Crossing     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Cordova     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Goehner     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Seward     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bee     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ruby (Unver)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 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]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Benedict     [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mapps (Unver)     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bradshaw     [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Houston (Unver)     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Thayer     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
York     [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Charlestown (Hist)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Gresham     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Henderson     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Knox (Unver)     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Waco     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lushton     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
McCool Junction     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Polk. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Polk) 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 Polk. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Polk

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Polk. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0757, Longitude: -97.7838     [Map].

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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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