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Nearest Communities to Riverton, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small village 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.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Riverton and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<1>

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



Riverton is located in Franklin County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Phillips (KS), Smith (KS), Harlan, Kearney, Phelps & Webster.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 98 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Riverton. Of these communities, 91 are located in counties other than Franklin 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 Riverton (which is Franklin 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 Riverton. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Adams CountyNuckolls CountyOsborne County (KS)
Clay CountyPhelps CountyPhillips County (KS)
Harlan CountyWebster CountyRawlins County (KS)
Kearney CountyJewell County (KS)Smith County (KS)


Franklin County     (The county where Riverton resides)
 
County Seat for Franklin:   Franklin
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Franklin     [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Macon     [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Campbell     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bloomington     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Upland     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Naponee     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hildreth     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
 

Adams County
 
County Website: www.adamscounty.org/
County Seat for Adams:   Hastings
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adams County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Holstein     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Roseland     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ayr     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Assumption     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ayr Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Pauline (Unver)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Brickton (Hist)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Juniata     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kenesaw     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Muriel (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ingleside (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Countryside Parks (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Good Samaritan Village     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hastings     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Level (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hayland     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kingswood Plaza (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Clay County
 
County Seat for Clay:   Clay Center
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Spring Ranch (Hist)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Deweese     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Glenvil     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Anan (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Harlan County
 
County Seat for Harlan:   Alma
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harlan County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Republican City     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Huntley     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Ragan     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Alma     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Orleans     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Flynn Junction     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Kearney County
 
County Website: www.kearneycounty.ne.gov/
County Seat for Kearney:   Minden
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kearney County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Norman     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Keene (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wilcox     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Minden     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Koller (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Heartwell     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Axtell     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lowell (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Valley City (Hist)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Newark (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kearney City (Hist)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Nuckolls County
 
County Seat for Nuckolls:   Nelson
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nuckolls County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Saint Stephens (Unver)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mount Clare (Unver)     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lawrence     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bostwick (Unver)     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Abdal (Hist)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Smyrna (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Superior     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nelson     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cadams (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Phelps County
 
County Seat for Phelps:   Holdrege
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phelps County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Sacramento (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Funk     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Holdrege     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Webster County
 
County Website: www.co.webster.ne.us/
County Seat for Webster:   Red Cloud
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Inavale     [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
Red Cloud     [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Amboy     [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lester Junction (Unver)     [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cowles     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pawnee Village     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Bladen     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Guide Rock     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Blue Hill     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Rosemont     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
 

Jewell County (KS)
 
County Seat for Jewell:   Mankato (KS)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jewell County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Northbranch (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wesley Center (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Esbon (KS)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Burr Oak (KS)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Otego (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dentonia (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mankato (KS)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Ionia (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Webber (KS)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Osborne County (KS)
 
County Seat for Osborne:   Osborne (KS)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Osborne County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Portis (KS)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
 

Phillips County (KS)
 
County Website: www.phillipscounty.org/
County Seat for Phillips:   Phillipsburg (KS)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phillips County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Agra (KS)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gretna (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Kirwin (KS)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Woodruff (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Phillipsburg (KS)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Glade (KS)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Rawlins County (KS)
 
County Seat for Rawlins:   Atwood (KS)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rawlins County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Salem (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
 

Smith County (KS)
 
County Seat for Smith:   Smith Center (KS)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Kansas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Smith County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Womer (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Thornburg (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Reamsville (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cora (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bellaire (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Smith Center (KS)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lebanon (KS)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Athol (KS)     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Kensington (KS)     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gaylord (KS)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cedar (KS)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Claudell (KS)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Harlan (KS)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Dispatch (KS) (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0897, Longitude: -98.7596     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverton 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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