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Nearest Communities to Rockville, By-County ...

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

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

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 starting from Rockville and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

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



Rockville is located in Sherman County.

The following 5 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sherman County: Buffalo, Custer, Greeley, Howard & Valley.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 104 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Rockville. Of these communities, 99 are located in counties other than Sherman 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 Rockville (which is Sherman 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 Rockville. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Adams CountyGreeley CountyKearney County
Buffalo CountyHall CountyMerrick County
Custer CountyHamilton CountyNance County
Dawson CountyHoward CountyValley County


Sherman County     (The county where Rockville resides)
 
County Website: www.co.sherman.ne.us/
County Seat for Sherman:   Loup City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sherman County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Ashton     [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Loup City     [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hazard     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
North Loup City     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Litchfield     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 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
Prosser     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hayland     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Kenesaw     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hansen     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Juniata     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Buffalo County
 
County Website: www.buffalogov.org/
County Seat for Buffalo:   Kearney
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buffalo County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Nantasket (Hist)     [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saint Michael (Unver)     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ravenna     [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sweetwater     [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Poole (Unver)     [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pleasanton     [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Prairie Center     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Sartoria     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Shelton     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gibbon     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Glenwood Park (Unver)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Riverdale     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Buda     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Denman (Unver)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Amherst     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Kearney     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Prairie View Estates (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Miller     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
R-Villa Courts (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Alfalfa Center (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Odessa     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Elm Creek     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Custer County
 
County Website: www.co.custer.ne.us/
County Seat for Custer:   Broken Bow
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Custer County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Mason City     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ansley     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Westerville     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Cumro (Hist)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Comstock     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wescott     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Burr Oak (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Berwyn     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Buckeye     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Weissert     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Dawson County
 
County Website: www.dawsoncountyne.net/
County Seat for Dawson:   Lexington
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dawson County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Sumner     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Greeley County
 
County Seat for Greeley:   Greeley
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greeley County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Scotia Junction (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Scotia     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wolbach     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Horace (Hist)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Brayton     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
O'Connor (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Greeley Center     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Greeley     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Belfast (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Hall County
 
County Website: www.hcgi.org/
County Seat for Hall:   Grand Island
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hall County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Cairo     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cameron     [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Abbott (Unver)     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ovina (Unver)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wood River     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Alda     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pioneer Estates (Unver)     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Grand Island     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Parkview (Unver)     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Kingwood Estates (Unver)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Kuesters Lake (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Doniphan     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rosedale (Unver)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
 

Hamilton County
 
County Website: www.co.hamilton.ne.us/
County Seat for Hamilton:   Aurora
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Phillips     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
 

Howard County
 
County Seat for Howard:   Saint Paul
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Boelus     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Howard City     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Nysted (Unver)     [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Farwell     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Paplin (Hist)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dannebrog     [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dannevirke     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Midway (Unver)     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elba     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cotesfield     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Saint Paul     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Saint Libory     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cushing     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 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
Lowell (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Valley City (Hist)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Newark (Unver)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Kearney City (Hist)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Heartwell     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Koller (Unver)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Merrick County
 
County Seat for Merrick:   Central City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Merrick County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Worms     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Palmer     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lockwood (Unver)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Chapman     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Archer     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hord     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Paddock (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Nance County
 
County Website: www.co.nance.ne.us/
County Seat for Nance:   Fullerton
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nance County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
North Star (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Timber Creek (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Valley County
 
County Website: www.co.valley.ne.us/
County Seat for Valley:   Ord
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Valley County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Arcadia     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
North Loup     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Vinton (Hist)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Olean (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Saunders (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Spelts (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sumter (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ord     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Geranium (Hist)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Elyria     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1195, Longitude: -98.8318     [Map].

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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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