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Prairie View Estates, Nebraska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Prairie View Estates ...

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 Prairie View Estates (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 Prairie View Estates. 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 Prairie View Estates ...

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 Prairie View Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Prairie View Estates: Praire Vw. Ests.

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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Prairie View Estates is located in Buffalo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Buffalo County: Adams, Custer, Dawson, Hall, Howard, Kearney, Phelps & Sherman.

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

Buffalo     (The home county for Prairie View Estates)
  Kearney   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Buda   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Riverdale   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Odessa   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Prairie Center   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Gibbon   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Amherst   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Elm Creek   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pleasanton   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Shelton   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sartoria   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Miller   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kenesaw   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hayland   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Prosser   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Holstein   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Assumption   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Juniata   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hansen   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hastings   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Good Samaritan Village   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ayr   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Blaine   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cumro - Historic   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mason City   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Overton   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sumner   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Eddyville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hildreth   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Upland   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Campbell   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Macon   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wood River   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alda   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Doniphan   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ragan   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Huntley   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mascot   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Boelus   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Howard City   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dannebrog   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kearney City - Historic   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Valley City - Historic   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Axtell   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Minden   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Heartwell   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Norman   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wilcox   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Funk   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Holdrege   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Westmark   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Loomis   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Atlanta   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bertrand   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hazard   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Litchfield   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ashton   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Loup City   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bladen   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Prairie View Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Prairie View Estates.

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 Prairie View Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Kearney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Ft. Kearney Post Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Dove Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Riverdale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Prairie Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE White Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NNW Divide Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gibbon Riverside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Prairie View Estates ...

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 174 newspapers that have been published in the area around Prairie View Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Prairie View Estates, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Prairie View Estates.

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 Prairie View Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Prairie View Estates.

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

Glenwood Park   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Prairie View Estates
 - Glenwood Park had no post office or railroad service
Glenwood Park   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Prairie View Estates
 - Glenwood Park had railroad service and no post office
Buda   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Prairie View Estates
 - Buda had no post office or railroad service
Buda   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Prairie View Estates
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Buda had a post office and railroad service
Newark   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Prairie View Estates
 - Newark had no post office or railroad service
Newark   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Prairie View Estates
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newark had a post office and railroad service
Riverdale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Prairie View Estates
 - Riverdale had no post office or railroad service
Riverdale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Prairie View Estates
 - Riverdale had a post office and railroad service
Odessa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Prairie View Estates
 - Odessa 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 Prairie View Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Prairie View Estates 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 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 - although 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 Prairie View Estates:

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 Buffalo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's



Custer County:     Cyndi's



Dawson County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Gosper County:     Cyndi's



Hall County:     Cyndi's



Harlan County:     Cyndi's



Howard County:     Cyndi's



Kearney County:     Cyndi's



Phelps County:     Cyndi's



Sherman County:     Cyndi's



Webster 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 Buffalo 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Buffalo County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Buffalo 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Prairie View Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie View Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6995, Longitude: -99.0815     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prairie View Estates 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 Prairie View Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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