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Rushville, Nebraska

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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 Rushville and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

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

Rushville is located in Sheridan County and is the County Seat.

The following 7 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sheridan County: Box Butte, Cherry, Dawes, Garden, Grant, Morrill & Oglala Lakota (SD).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 30 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Rushville. Of these communities, 18 are located in counties other than Sheridan 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 Rushville (which is Sheridan 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 Rushville. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Cherry County  
Dawes County  
Oglala Lakota County (SD)  

Sheridan County     (The county where Rushville resides)
County Seat for Sheridan:   Rushville
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sheridan County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clinton     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hay Springs     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gordon     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Peters (Hist)     [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Grayson (Hist)     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Albany (Hist)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Adaton (Hist)     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hilton (Hist)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Whiteclay     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Marple (Hist)     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lulu (Hist)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Jennings (Hist)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]

Cherry County
County Website:
County Seat for Cherry:   Valentine
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherry County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bayonne (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Irwin (Unver)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Leat (Unver)     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]

Dawes County
County Website:
County Seat for Dawes:   Chadron
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dawes County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bordeaux (Hist)     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Chadron     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Prairie Pines Retirement Community (Unver)     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dakota Junction (Unver)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Whitney     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

Oglala Lakota County (SD)
County Website:
Genealogy Websites:
State of South Dakota       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oglala Lakota County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pine Ridge (SD)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Denby (SD)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wounded Knee (SD)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Slim Butte (SD) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wakpamani (SD) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Batesland (SD)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Manderson-White Horse Creek (SD)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Oglala (SD)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Manderson (SD)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Porcupine (SD)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Sheridan County

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rushville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7134, Longitude: -102.4668     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rushville 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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