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Ruskin, Nebraska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Ruskin ...

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 Ruskin (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 Ruskin. 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 and hospitals 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.

Ruskin is located in Nuckolls County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Nuckolls County: Jewell (KS), Republic (KS), Clay, Fillmore, Thayer & Webster.

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

Nuckolls     (The home county for Ruskin)
  Nora   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Oak   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hardy   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Angus   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Nelson   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Sedan   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Superior   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lawrence   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Ayr   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Good Samaritan Village   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Blaine   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Edgar   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ong   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Deweese   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Clay Center   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Saronville   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Glenvil   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harvard   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Inland   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Shickley   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Strang   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Ohiowa   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Geneva   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bixby   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Milligan   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stockham   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Reynolds   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Powell   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Daykin   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fairbury   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Endicott   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tobias   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Western   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Deshler   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Byron   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Davenport   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Carleton   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Chester   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bruning   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hubbell   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gilead   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Guide Rock   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pawnee Village   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rosemont   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Amboy   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cowles   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Blue Hill   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Red Cloud   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bladen   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lushton   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cloud (KS)
  Oneonta (KS) - Historic   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jamestown (KS)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Yuma (KS)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jewell (KS)
  Webber (KS)   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Formoso (KS)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Montrose (KS)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Burr Oak (KS)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mankato (KS)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Randall (KS)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jewell (KS)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Esbon (KS)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Republic (KS)
  Republic (KS)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Munden (KS)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Courtland (KS)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Scandia (KS)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Belleville (KS)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Narka (KS)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kackley (KS)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Norway (KS)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cuba (KS)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Agenda (KS)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Washington (KS)
  Mahaska (KS)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Haddam (KS)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Blocker (KS) - Historic   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Ruskin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ruskin.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zion Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nora Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Ruskin ...

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 119 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ruskin.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ruskin. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ruskin and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ruskin.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 47 miles [75.6 km] of Ruskin.

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Ruskin had a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Ruskin had a population of 116 people.

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

Nora   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ruskin
 - Nora had a post office and railroad service
Oak   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ruskin
 - Oak had a post office and railroad service
Deshler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Ruskin
 - Deshler had a post office and railroad service
Cadams   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ruskin
 - Cadams had railroad service and no post office
Hardy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ruskin
 - 1895 population of 343 people (with 150 people in 2017)
 - Hardy had a post office and railroad service
Warwick (KS)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ruskin
 - 1895 population of 244 people
 - Warwick had a post office and railroad service
Byron   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ruskin
 - Byron had a post office and railroad service
Smyrna   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Ruskin
 - Smyrna had a post office and railroad service
Angus   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ruskin
 - Angus had a post office and railroad service

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that 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 Ruskin:

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 Nuckolls County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Fillmore County:     Cyndi's



Hamilton County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Saline County:     Cyndi's



Thayer County:     Cyndi's



Webster County:     Cyndi's



York County:     Cyndi's



Cloud County (KS):     Cyndi's



Jewell County (KS):     Cyndi's



Republic County (KS):     Cyndi's



Washington County (KS):     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 Ruskin ...

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

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 Ruskin:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Nebraska

About Nuckolls County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruskin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1440, Longitude: -97.8670     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ruskin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Ruskin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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