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Nearest Communities to Ralston, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<1>

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



Ralston is located in Douglas County.

The following 5 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Douglas County: Pottawattamie (IA), Dodge, Sarpy, Saunders & Washington.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 214 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Ralston. Of these communities, 188 are located in counties other than Douglas 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 Ralston (which is Douglas 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 Ralston. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Cass CountySarpy CountyHarrison County (IA)
Dodge CountySaunders CountyMills County (IA)
Lancaster CountyWashington CountyMontgomery County (IA)
Otoe CountyFremont County (IA)Pottawattamie County (IA)


Douglas County     (The county where Ralston resides)
 
County Website: www.co.douglas.ne.us/
County Seat for Douglas:   Omaha
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
South Omaha (Unver)     [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Omaha     [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Boys Town     [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Millard     [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Green Meadows (Unver)     [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lane (Unver)     [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Maplewood Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Debolt (Unver)     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Irvington (Unver)     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Garden Valley Courts (Unver)     [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Beechwood (Unver)     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
East Omaha (Unver)     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Home Park     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Omaha Regency (Unver)     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Briggs (Unver)     [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Skyline (Unver)     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elkhorn     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bennington     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Waterloo     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
King Lake     [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elk City     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lake Platte View (Unver)     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Venice     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rellers Park (Unver)     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Valley     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Mercer (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
 
 

Cass County
 
County Website: www.cassne.org/
County Seat for Cass:   Plattsmouth
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cass County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Cullom     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cedar Creek     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Oreapolis (Unver)     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Plattsmouth     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Louisville     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mynard (Unver)     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
South Bend     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Manley     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Murray     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rock Bluff     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Todd (Unver)     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Murdock     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Weeping Water     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Kanosha (Hist)     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Wabash     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Nehawka     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Greenwood     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Union     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Avoca     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Elmwood     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Alvo     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Eagle     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
 

Dodge County
 
County Website: www.dodgecounty.ne.gov/
County Seat for Dodge:   Fremont
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dodge County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Fremont     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Inglewood     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Paradise Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fontanelle     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Nickerson     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Telbasta     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ames     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Winslow     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hooper     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Lancaster County
 
County Website: www.lancaster.ne.gov/
County Seat for Lancaster:   Lincoln
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lancaster County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Waverly     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Prairie Home (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Marian Center (Unver)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Davey     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Arbor (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Havelock     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walton     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bethany (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
University Place (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Otoe County
 
County Website: www.co.otoe.ne.us/
County Seat for Otoe:   Nebraska City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Otoe County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Wyoming     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Otoe     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Dunbar     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nebraska City     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Unadilla     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Elberon (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Syracuse     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Palmyra     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Sarpy County
 
County Website: www.sarpy.com/
County Seat for Sarpy:   Papillion
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sarpy County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
La Vista     [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
Portal (Unver)     [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Papillion     [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rumsey (Unver)     [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gilmore (Unver)     [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Fairview (Hist)     [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Richfield     [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Avery (Unver)     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Capehart (Unver)     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gilmore Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Chalco     [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bellevue     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fort Crook (Unver)     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Paradise Park (Unver)     [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Springfield     [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
La Platte     [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gretna     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Plattford (Hist)     [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Meadow (Unver)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Melia (Unver)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Beacon View (Unver)     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Linoma Beach     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
 

Saunders County
 
County Website: www.co.saunders.ne.us/
County Seat for Saunders:   Wahoo
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saunders County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Wann     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Abel (Unver)     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Riverside (Unver)     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Yutan     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Ashland     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Memphis     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Leshara     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mead     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Woodcliff (Unver)     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ithaca     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Colon     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Swedeburg (Unver)     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wahoo     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cedar Bluffs     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ceresco     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Malmo     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Weston     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Prague     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Washington County
 
County Website: www.co.washington.ne.us/
County Seat for Washington:   Blair
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Nashville (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Washington     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fort Calhoun     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
De Soto (Hist)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Kennard     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Blair     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Arlington     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Orum (Unver)     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Herman     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Admah (Hist)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Fremont County (IA)
 
County Website: www.co.fremont.ia.us/
County Seat for Fremont:   Sidney (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fremont County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Bartlett (IA)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
McPaul (IA)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tabor (IA)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Thurman (IA)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Eureka (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Percival (IA)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Randolph (IA)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Anderson (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
East Port (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sidney (IA)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Imogene (IA)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Payne (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Harrison County (IA)
 
County Website: www.harrisoncountyia.org/
County Seat for Harrison:   Logan (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
California Junction (IA)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Findley (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Euclid (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Missouri Valley (IA)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Beebeetown (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Modale (IA)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Orton (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Calhoun (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Crisp (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Union Burg (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Yorkshire (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Logan (IA)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hard Scratch (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Magnolia (IA)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mondamin (IA)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Magill (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Persia (IA)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Echo (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Willett (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Orson (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Woodbine (IA)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Mills County (IA)
 
County Website: www.millscoia.us/
County Seat for Mills:   Glenwood (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mills County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Hentons (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Folsom (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pacific City (IA)     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pacific Junction (IA)     [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mineola (IA)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Glenwood (IA)     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Mills (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Silver City (IA)     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Balfour (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Burr Oak (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hillsdale (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Malvern (IA)     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hastings (IA)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
White Cloud (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Henderson (IA)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Clark (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Strahan (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Emerson (IA)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Solomon (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Climax (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Montgomery County (IA)
 
County Seat for Montgomery:   Red Oak (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Wales (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hawthorne (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
McPherson (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Pottawattamie County (IA)
 
County Website: www.pottcounty.com/
County Seat for Pottawattamie:   Council Bluffs (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pottawattamie County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Carter Lake (IA)     [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Council Bluffs (IA)     [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Clara (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Chautauqua (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Crescent (IA)     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dumfries (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gilliatt (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ascot (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Honey Creek (IA)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Weston (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Quick (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Grable (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
McClelland (IA)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Loveland (IA)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Treynor (IA)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Peter (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pigeon (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Underwood (IA)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bentley (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Taylor (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Neola (IA)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
York Center (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Macedonia (IA)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Minden (IA)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Carson (IA)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Oakland (IA)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Iola (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hancock (IA)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Kemling (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Harlan Junction (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Newtown (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Shelby County (IA)
 
County Website: www.shco.org/
County Seat for Shelby:   Harlan (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Shelby (IA)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Portsmouth (IA)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tennant (IA)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ralston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2005, Longitude: -96.0354     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ralston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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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