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Rulo, Nebraska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Rulo ...

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 Rulo (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 Rulo. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Rulo is located in Richardson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Richardson County: Brown (KS), Doniphan (KS), Nemaha (KS), Holt (MO), Nemaha & Pawnee.

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

Richardson     (The home county for Rulo)
  Preston   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Falls City   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Straussville   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Barada   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Salem   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Verdon   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Shubert   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Stella   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dawson   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Nim City   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Humboldt   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Elk Creek   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Saint Deroin - Historic   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Nemaha   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Brownville   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Peru   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rohrs   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Julian   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brock   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Du Bois   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Table Rock   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pawnee City   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fremont (IA)
  Hamburg (IA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Page (IA)
  Blanchard (IA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Northboro (IA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Atchison (KS)
  Huron (KS)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Goodintent (KS) - Historic   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lancaster (KS)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Muscotah (KS)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Effingham (KS)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Monrovia (KS)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Atchison (KS)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Brown (KS)
  Reserve (KS)   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Padonia (KS)   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hiawatha (KS)   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hamlin (KS)   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Robinson (KS)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Morrill (KS)   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Baker (KS) - Historic   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fairview (KS)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Powhattan (KS)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Willis (KS)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Everest (KS)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Horton (KS)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Doniphan (KS)
  White Cloud (KS)   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Iowa Point (KS)   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Highland (KS)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sparks (KS)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Leona (KS)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fanning (KS)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Severance (KS)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Denton (KS)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Moray (KS)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bendena (KS)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Troy (KS)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Purcell (KS)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Jackson (KS)
  Whiting (KS)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Netawaka (KS)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Nemaha (KS)
  Sabetha (KS)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Capioma (KS)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Granada (KS)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oneida (KS)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bern (KS)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Central City (KS) - Historic   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wetmore (KS)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Seneca (KS)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Goff (KS)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Andrew (MO)
  Fillmore (MO)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Nodaway (MO)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Amazonia (MO)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bolckow (MO)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rosendale (MO)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Savannah (MO)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rea (MO)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Country Club (MO)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Avenue City (MO) - Historic   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Atchison (MO)
  Fairfax (MO)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Phelps City (MO)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rock Port (MO)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tarkio (MO)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Watson (MO)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Westboro (MO)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Farmers City (MO)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Buchanan (MO)
  Saint Joseph (MO)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rushville (MO)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lewis and Clark Village (MO)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Holt (MO)
  Big Lake (MO)   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Fortescue (MO)   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Bigelow (MO)   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Craig (MO)   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mound City (MO)   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Forest City (MO)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Corning (MO)   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oregon (MO)   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Maitland (MO)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Nodaway (MO)
  Graham (MO)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Skidmore (MO)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Quitman (MO)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Barnard (MO)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Burlington Junction (MO)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Arkoe (MO)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Maryville (MO)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elmo (MO)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Guilford (MO)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clearmont (MO)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Rulo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rulo.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Immaculate Conception Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Rulo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Catron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Heater Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Zion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Zion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Laus Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Partlow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Sauer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Falls City Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arago Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Tesson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. John Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Piersons Point Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Cornelison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Archer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Kenyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fricke Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Silver Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Falls City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Steele Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Rulo ...

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 115 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rulo.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Rulo. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Rulo and those printed in the larger area surrounding Rulo.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 37 miles [59.5 km] of Rulo.

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 Rulo had a population of 786 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Rulo had a population of 162 people.

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

Preston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rulo
 - Preston had no post office or railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rulo
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 26 people in 2017)
 - Preston had a post office and railroad service
Fortescue (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Rulo
 - Fortescue had a post office and railroad service
Arago - Historic   [Map]
 - While Arago was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rulo
 - Arago had a post office and no railroad service
Reserve (KS)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rulo
 - 1895 population of 132 people (with 82 people in 2017)
 - Reserve had a post office and railroad service
White Cloud (KS)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rulo
 - 1895 population of 699 people (with 170 people in 2017)
 - White Cloud had a post office and railroad service
Bigelow (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rulo
 - 1895 population of 190 people (with 24 people in 2017)
 - Bigelow had a post office and railroad service
Falls City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Rulo
 - Falls City had no post office or railroad service
Falls City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Rulo
 - 1895 population of 2,102 people (with 4,187 people in 2017)
 - Falls City had a post office and railroad service
Napier (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Rulo
 - Napier had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rulo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rulo 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 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 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 Rulo:

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 Richardson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Nemaha County:     Cyndi's



Pawnee County:     Cyndi's



Fremont County (IA):     Cyndi's



Page County (IA):     Cyndi's



Atchison County (KS):     Cyndi's



Brown County (KS):     Cyndi's



Doniphan County (KS):     Cyndi's



Jackson County (KS):     Cyndi's



Nemaha County (KS):     Cyndi's



Andrew County (MO):     Cyndi's



Atchison County (MO):     Cyndi's



Buchanan County (MO):     Cyndi's



Holt County (MO):     Cyndi's



Nodaway County (MO):     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

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rulo ...

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

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 Rulo:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Nebraska

About Richardson County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rulo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0517, Longitude: -95.4306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rulo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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