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Rising City, Nebraska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Rising City ...

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 Rising City (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 Rising City. 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 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 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.

Rising City is located in Butler County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Butler County: Colfax, Dodge, Lancaster, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward & York.

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

Butler     (The home county for Rising City)
  Millerton   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Surprise   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Garrison   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  David City   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ulysses   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Brainard   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Octavia   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dwight   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bruno   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Abie   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Linwood   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Saint Edward   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Richland   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Schuyler   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rogers   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Leigh   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clarkson   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Howells   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  North Bend   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ames   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hordville   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Overland   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hampton   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Agnew   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Malcolm   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Raymond   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Davey   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Emerald   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Denton   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gaslight Village   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Silver Creek   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clarks   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Central City   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hord   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Krakow   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Genoa   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fullerton   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Carriage House Estates   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Columbus   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Duncan   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sheldonville   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oconee   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Platte Center   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tarnov   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Creston   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Humphrey   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cornlea   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rosenburg   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lindsay   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Shelby   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Stromsburg   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Polk   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Friend   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dorchester   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rescue - Historic   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Valparaiso   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Prague   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Weston   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Malmo   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Morse Bluff   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ceresco   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wahoo   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Colon   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cedar Bluffs   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Staplehurst   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bee   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Tamora   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Utica   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Seward   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Garland   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Goehner   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Beaver Crossing   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grover   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Milford   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cordova   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pleasant Dale   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gresham   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Thayer   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Benedict   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Waco   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Arborville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  York   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McCool Junction   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lushton   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Rising City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rising City.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Circle Mound Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Rising Sun Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Faith Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery West   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Faith Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery East   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Graceland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Surprise Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Garrison Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Karpisek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Grim Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE David City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Ulysses Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Bellwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Rising City ...

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 Rising City.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Rising City. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Rising City and those printed in the larger area surrounding Rising City.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 47 miles [75.6 km] of Rising City.

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 Rising City had a population of 610 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Rising City had a population of 356 people.

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

Millerton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rising City
 - Millerton had no post office or railroad service
Millerton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rising City
 - Millerton had a post office and railroad service
Surprise   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Rising City
 - Surprise had no post office or railroad service
Surprise   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Rising City
 - Surprise had a post office and railroad service
Shelby   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Rising City
 - Shelby had no post office or railroad service
Shelby   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Rising City
 - 1895 population of 333 people (with 707 people in 2017)
 - Shelby had a post office and railroad service
Garrison   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rising City
 - Garrison had no post office or railroad service
Garrison   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rising City
 - 1895 population of 217 people (with 52 people in 2017)
 - Garrison had a post office and railroad service
David City   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rising City
 - David City 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 Rising City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rising City 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 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 - 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 Rising City:

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 Butler County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Colfax County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Fillmore County:     Cyndi's



Hamilton County:     Cyndi's



Lancaster County:     Cyndi's



Merrick County:     Cyndi's



Nance County:     Cyndi's



Platte County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Saline County:     Cyndi's



Saunders County:     Cyndi's



Seward County:     Cyndi's



York 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 Butler 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rising City ...

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

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 Rising City:

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

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Rising City

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Nebraska

About Butler County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Butler County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rising City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1983, Longitude: -97.2964     [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:

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

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