RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Richfield, Nebraska

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other NE
Communities





The location of Richfield



















Discover you family history through historical newspapers at Newspapers.com

Our Genealogy Helper for Richfield ...

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 Richfield (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 Richfield. 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Richfield is located in Sarpy County.

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

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

  DirDistance
Sarpy     (The home county for Richfield)
  Papillion   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Springfield   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  La Vista   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Chalco   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bellevue   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  La Platte   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Linoma Beach   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Cass
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cullom   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Plattsmouth   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  South Bend   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Manley   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Murray   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Weeping Water   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Murdock   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rock Bluff   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wabash   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Nehawka   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Dodge
  Inglewood   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fontanelle   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Nickerson   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Telbasta   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ames   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Douglas
  Ralston   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Millard   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Boys Town   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Omaha   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Home Park   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Venice   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bennington   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  King Lake   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Valley   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Lancaster
  Waverly   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Davey   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Havelock   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Walton   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bennet   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pine Lake   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  College View   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gaslight Village   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Agnew   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Raymond   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Otoe
  Otoe   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Nebraska City   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Syracuse   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Unadilla   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lorton   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Talmage   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saunders
  Wann   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Yutan   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mead   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Leshara   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ceresco   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wahoo   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Colon   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cedar Bluffs   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Malmo   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Weston   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Washington
  Washington   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fort Calhoun   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  De Soto - Historic   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kennard   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Blair   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Herman   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Fremont (IA)
  Bartlett (IA)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  McPaul (IA)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tabor (IA)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Thurman (IA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Percival (IA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Randolph (IA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sidney (IA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Imogene (IA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Riverton (IA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Harrison (IA)
  California Junction (IA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Missouri Valley (IA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Modale (IA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Logan (IA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Mills (IA)
  Pacific City (IA)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pacific Junction (IA)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Glenwood (IA)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Mineola (IA)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Silver City (IA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Malvern (IA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hastings (IA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Henderson (IA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Emerson (IA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Pottawattamie (IA)
  Carter Lake (IA)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Crescent (IA)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Honey Creek (IA)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Treynor (IA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  McClelland (IA)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Loveland (IA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Underwood (IA)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Neola (IA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Macedonia (IA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Carson (IA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oakland (IA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Minden (IA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Richfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Richfield.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Springfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Cedar Dale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Glesmann Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Papillion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Anderson Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Portal Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Voss Mohr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Glendale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE LaPlatte Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Beth El Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Grabow Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lefler Farm Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Riverview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Offutt AFB Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Graceland Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW New Pennsylvania Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW LaBorde Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Bellevue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Bohemian Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE West Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Westlawn - Hillcrest Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Ressurection Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Mt. Auburn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Platteford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Holy Sepulchre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Holy Sepulcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holy Sepulchre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Richfield ...

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 89 newspapers that have been published in the area around Richfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Richfield, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Richfield.

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 in 1895, Richfield had a post office and railroad service.

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

Springfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Richfield
 - Springfield had no post office or railroad service
 
Springfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Richfield
 - 1895 population of 607 people (with 1,603 people in 2017)
 - Springfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Papillion   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Richfield
 - Papillion had no post office or railroad service
 
Papillion   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Richfield
 - 1895 population of 600 people (with 19,539 people in 2017)
 - Papillion had a post office and railroad service
 
Cedar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Richfield
 - Cedar Creek had no post office or railroad service
 
Cedar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Richfield
 - 1895 population of 311 people (with 402 people in 2017)
 - Cedar Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Cullom   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Richfield
 - Cullom had railroad service and no post office
 
Portal   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Richfield
 - Portal had no post office or railroad service
 
Portal   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Richfield
 - Portal had a post office and railroad service
 
Gilmore   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Richfield
 - Gilmore 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 Richfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Richfield 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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Richfield:

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 Sarpy County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cass 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

 
Lancaster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Otoe 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

 
Fremont County (IA):     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

 
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 Sarpy 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
      Missouri

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Richfield ...

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

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 Richfield:

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

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Richfield

Published by Rand McNally & Co.


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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Sarpy County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sarpy County: www.sarpy.com/

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Richfield) 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 Richfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Richfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1090, Longitude: -96.0762     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation























 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 22 Jun 2019