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Our Genealogy Helper for Rellers Park ...

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 Rellers Park (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 Rellers Park. 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 Rellers Park ...

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 Rellers Park.

  • While the name of this community is Rellers Park, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Rellers Park may originally have been Reller's Park.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Rellers Park might be written as Reller Park.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Rellers Park is located in Douglas County.

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

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

  DirDistance
Douglas     (The home county for Rellers Park)
  Elk City   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  King Lake   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Valley   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bennington   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Venice   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Boys Town   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Millard   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Omaha   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ralston   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Home Park   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Burt
  Craig   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tekamah   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bertha   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lyons   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Butler
  Linwood   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Abie   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bruno   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Brainard   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Octavia   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cass
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  South Bend   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cullom   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Murdock   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Manley   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Plattsmouth   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wabash   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Alvo   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Weeping Water   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Murray   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Colfax
  Rogers   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Schuyler   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cuming
  West Point   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Monterey   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Dodge
  Fremont   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Inglewood   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fontanelle   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Nickerson   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Telbasta   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ames   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Winslow   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Hooper   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  North Bend   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Uehling   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Scribner   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Crowell   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Snyder   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Lancaster
  Davey   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Agnew   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Raymond   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Havelock   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sarpy
  Chalco   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  La Vista   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Papillion   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Linoma Beach   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bellevue   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  La Platte   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Saunders
  Leshara   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Yutan   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mead   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wann   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cedar Bluffs   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Colon   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wahoo   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Malmo   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Morse Bluff   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Prague   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Washington
  Washington   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Kennard   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Blair   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  De Soto - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fort Calhoun   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Herman   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Harrison (IA)
  California Junction (IA)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Modale (IA)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Missouri Valley (IA)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Mondamin (IA)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Magnolia (IA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Logan (IA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Little Sioux (IA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pisgah (IA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Woodbine (IA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Persia (IA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mills (IA)
  Pacific City (IA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mineola (IA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pacific Junction (IA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Glenwood (IA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Silver City (IA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monona (IA)
  Blencoe (IA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pottawattamie (IA)
  Carter Lake (IA)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Crescent (IA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Honey Creek (IA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Loveland (IA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  McClelland (IA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Underwood (IA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Neola (IA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Treynor (IA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Minden (IA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Rellers Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rellers Park.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Elk City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Prairie View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Arlington Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Colby - Morley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Prospect Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Kennard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE German Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Bender Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Gods Acre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pohocco Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Little Flower Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Elkhorn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Brewster Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Rellers Park ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rellers Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rellers Park, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rellers Park.

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 Rellers Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rellers Park.

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

Elk City   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rellers Park
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Elk City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Washington   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rellers Park
 - Washington had no post office or railroad service
 
Washington   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rellers Park
 - Washington had a post office and railroad service
 
Valley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rellers Park
 - 1895 population of 378 people (with 2,271 people in 2017)
 - Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Arlington   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rellers Park
 - Arlington had no post office or railroad service
 
Arlington   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rellers Park
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 1,281 people in 2017)
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
 
Waterloo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Rellers Park
 - 1895 population of 272 people (with 916 people in 2017)
 - Waterloo had a post office and railroad service
 
Mercer   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Rellers Park
 - Mercer had no post office or railroad service
 
Mercer   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Rellers Park
 - Mercer had railroad service and no post office
 
Bennington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Rellers Park
 - Bennington 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 Rellers Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rellers Park in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Rellers Park:

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 Douglas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Burt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
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

 
Cuming County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dodge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lancaster 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

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mills County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monona County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pottawattamie County (IA):     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, for Douglas 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
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Iowa

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Douglas County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Douglas County: www.co.douglas.ne.us/

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- Rellers Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rellers Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3825, Longitude: -96.3003     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rellers Park 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: 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 Rellers Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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