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Our Genealogy Helper for Raymond ...

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 Raymond (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 Raymond. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

Raymond is located in Lancaster County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lancaster County: Butler, Cass, Gage, Johnson, Otoe, Saline, Saunders & Seward.

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

  DirDistance
Lancaster     (The home county for Raymond)
  Agnew   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Malcolm   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Davey   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Gaslight Village   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Emerald   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Havelock   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  College View   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Denton   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Walton   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Butler
  Dwight   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Brainard   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ulysses   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Bruno   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Garrison   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Abie   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  David City   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Millerton   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Surprise   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Octavia   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rising City   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Linwood   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Cass
  Greenwood   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Alvo   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Murdock   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wabash   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  South Bend   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Manley   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Weeping Water   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Colfax
  Rogers   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Schuyler   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Richland   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dodge
  Inglewood   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ames   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  North Bend   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Douglas
  Venice   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Valley   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  King Lake   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Millard   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Boys Town   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Gage
  Cortland   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clatonia   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Adams   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pickrell   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Johnson
  Sterling   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Otoe
  Palmyra   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Unadilla   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Syracuse   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Burr   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Otoe   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Polk
  Shelby   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Saline
  Crete   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dorchester   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Friend   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wilber   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Sarpy
  Linoma Beach   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chalco   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Papillion   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saunders
  Valparaiso   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ceresco   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Weston   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Wahoo   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Malmo   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mead   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Prague   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Colon   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wann   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Seward
  Garland   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pleasant Dale   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bee   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Seward   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Grover   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Milford   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Staplehurst   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tamora   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Goehner   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Beaver Crossing   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Utica   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cordova   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Washington
  Arlington   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
York
  Gresham   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Waco   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Thayer   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Raymond ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Raymond.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Oak Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Malcolm Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Tothill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Danish Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE St. Mary and St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Valparaiso Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Jensen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Rock Creek / Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Bethlehem Covenant Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Free Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Zion Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Raymond ...

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 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around Raymond.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Raymond, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Raymond.

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 Raymond had a population of 482 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Raymond had a population of 183 people.

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

Agnew   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Raymond
 - Agnew had no post office or railroad service
 
Agnew   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Raymond
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Agnew had a post office and railroad service
 
Malcolm   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Raymond
 - Malcolm had no post office or railroad service
 
Malcolm   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Raymond
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 399 people in 2017)
 - Malcolm had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodlawn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Raymond
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
 
Davey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Raymond
 - Davey had no post office or railroad service
 
Davey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Raymond
 - Davey had a post office and railroad service
 
Arbor   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Raymond
 - Arbor 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 Raymond. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Raymond in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Raymond:

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 Lancaster County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cass County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Colfax County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dodge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Douglas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gage County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Johnson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Otoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saline County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sarpy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saunders County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Seward County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
York County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Nebraska
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
Internment.net:   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 ...
      Iowa

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Raymond ...

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

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 Raymond:

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

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Raymond

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Raymond

Published by Rand McNally & Co.


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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Nebraska

About Lancaster County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster County: www.lancaster.ne.gov/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

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- Raymond) 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 Raymond. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Raymond

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Raymond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9571, Longitude: -96.7815     [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: findagrave.com.

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

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