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Our Genealogy Helper for Rock Bluff ...

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 Rock Bluff (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 Rock Bluff. 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 Rock Bluff ...

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 Rock Bluff.

  • Typical abbreviation for Rock Bluff: Rock Blf. (or less commonly used: Rock Bluf.)

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 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 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.

Rock Bluff is located in Cass County.

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

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

  DirDistance
Cass     (The home county for Rock Bluff)
  Murray   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Plattsmouth   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Union   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Nehawka   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cullom   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Weeping Water   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Manley   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  South Bend   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wabash   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Murdock   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Douglas
  Ralston   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Omaha   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Millard   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Home Park   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Boys Town   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Venice   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bennington   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  King Lake   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Valley   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Johnson
  Cook   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Lancaster
  Waverly   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bennet   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Walton   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Havelock   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nemaha
  Julian   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brock   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Peru   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brownville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rohrs   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Otoe
  Wyoming   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Nebraska City   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Otoe   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lorton   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Syracuse   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Unadilla   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Talmage   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burr   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Sarpy
  La Platte   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bellevue   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Papillion   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  La Vista   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Chalco   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Linoma Beach   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Saunders
  Ashland   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wann   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Yutan   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mead   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Leshara   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington
  Fort Calhoun   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Washington   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  De Soto - Historic   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fremont (IA)
  Bartlett (IA)   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  McPaul (IA)   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Tabor (IA)   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Thurman (IA)   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Percival (IA)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Randolph (IA)   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sidney (IA)   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Imogene (IA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Riverton (IA)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Farragut (IA)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hamburg (IA)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Mills (IA)
  Pacific Junction (IA)   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pacific City (IA)   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Glenwood (IA)   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Malvern (IA)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mineola (IA)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Silver City (IA)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hastings (IA)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Emerson (IA)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Henderson (IA)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Montgomery (IA)
  Coburg (IA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Red Oak (IA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stanton (IA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elliott (IA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Page (IA)
  Shenandoah (IA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Essex (IA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tarkio City (IA) - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Northboro (IA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Coin (IA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Yorktown (IA)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Blanchard (IA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pottawattamie (IA)
  Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Treynor (IA)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Carter Lake (IA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Macedonia (IA)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  McClelland (IA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Crescent (IA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Carson (IA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Underwood (IA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Honey Creek (IA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oakland (IA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Neola (IA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Loveland (IA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hancock (IA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Atchison (MO)
  Watson (MO)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Farmers City (MO)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Phelps City (MO)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Westboro (MO)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rock Port (MO)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Rock Bluff ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rock Bluff.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Rock Bluff Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Youngs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Clemmons Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Lewiston Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Kenosha Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Van Eaton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Mackey Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW East Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Mackey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Waubonsie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Linville Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holy Sepulchre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Buck Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Estes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eight Mile Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Eatons Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sciota Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Pacific City Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW West Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Ewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thurman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE State Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW LaPlatte Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Godsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evan Lloyd Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Rock Bluff ...

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 427 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rock Bluff.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rock Bluff, there are papers which were published within 33 miles [53.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rock Bluff.

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 Rock Bluff had a population of 45 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Murray   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Rock Bluff
 - Murray had no post office or railroad service
 
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Rock Bluff
 - Murray had a post office and railroad service
 
Bartlett (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock Bluff
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and railroad service
 
Plattsmouth   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock Bluff
 - Plattsmouth had no post office or railroad service
 
Plattsmouth   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock Bluff
 - 1895 population of 8,392 people (with 6,451 people in 2017)
 - Plattsmouth had a post office and railroad service
 
Pacific Junction (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock Bluff
 - 1895 population of 744 people (with 470 people in 2017)
 - Pacific Junction had a post office and railroad service
 
McPaul (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rock Bluff
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McPaul had a post office and railroad service
 
Mills (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rock Bluff
 - Mills had railroad service and no post office
 
Union   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock Bluff
 - Union 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 Rock Bluff. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rock Bluff in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - although 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 Rock Bluff:

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 Cass County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Douglas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Johnson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lancaster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nemaha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Otoe 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

 
Fremont County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mills County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Page County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pottawattamie County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Atchison County (MO):     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 Cass 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 Rock Bluff ...

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

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 Rock Bluff:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Rock Bluff. See our Misc Page for Rock Bluff for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Cass County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cass County: www.cassne.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rock Bluff) 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 Rock Bluff. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock Bluff

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Bluff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9277, Longitude: -95.8525     [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 Rock Bluff, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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