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Our Genealogy Helper for Leola ...

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 Leola (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 Leola. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Leola is located in McPherson County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of South Dakota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of McPherson County: Dickey (ND), McIntosh (ND), Brown, Campbell & Edmunds.

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

  • McPherson County     (The home county of Leola)
    • Long Lake Colony [McPherson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Lake Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake Colony
      • Long Lake Colony [McPherson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake Colony
    • Wetonka [McPherson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wetonka have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wetonka
      • Wetonka [McPherson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetonka
    • Spring Creek Colony [McPherson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Creek Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek Colony
      • Spring Creek Colony [McPherson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Leola
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek Colony
    • Long Lake [McPherson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake
      • Long Lake [McPherson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
    • Hillsview [McPherson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsview
      • Hillsview [McPherson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsview
    • Eureka [McPherson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
      • Eureka [McPherson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the west of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eureka<3>
    • Madra [McPherson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madra have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madra
      • Madra [McPherson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 7,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madra
  • Brown County
    • Barnard [Brown County]
    • Westport [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport
      • Westport [Brown County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westport<3>
    • Frederick [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederick have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederick
      • Frederick [Brown County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 196 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick<3>
    • Pleasant Vally Development [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Vally Development have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Vally Development
      • Pleasant Vally Development [Brown County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Leola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Vally Development
    • Winship [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winship have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winship
      • Winship [Brown County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,862 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winship
    • Gederos Estates [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gederos Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gederos Estates
      • Gederos Estates [Brown County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gederos Estates
    • Ordway [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ordway have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ordway
      • Ordway [Brown County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ordway
    • Aberdeen [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Brown County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<3>
    • Prairie Wood Village Addition [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Wood Village Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Wood Village Addition
      • Prairie Wood Village Addition [Brown County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 276 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Wood Village Addition
    • Melrose Addition [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melrose Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melrose Addition
      • Melrose Addition [Brown County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 221 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose Addition
    • Columbia [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Brown County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<3>
    • Jobee Acres [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jobee Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jobee Acres
      • Jobee Acres [Brown County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 15 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jobee Acres
    • Bath [Brown County]
  • Edmunds County
    • Craven Corner [Edmunds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craven Corner
      • Craven Corner [Edmunds County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Leola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craven Corner
    • Craven [Edmunds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craven
      • Craven [Edmunds County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Leola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craven
    • Ipswich [Edmunds County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ipswich have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ipswich
      • Ipswich [Edmunds County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 891 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ipswich
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ipswich<3>
    • Mina [Edmunds County]
    • Beebe [Edmunds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beebe
      • Beebe [Edmunds County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Leola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beebe
    • Roscoe [Edmunds County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roscoe
      • Roscoe [Edmunds County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roscoe<3>
    • Hosmer [Edmunds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hosmer
      • Hosmer [Edmunds County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 186 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hosmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hosmer<3>
    • Powell [Edmunds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell
      • Powell [Edmunds County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Leola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell
    • Gretna [Edmunds County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gretna have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
      • Gretna [Edmunds County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 52 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
    • Bowdle [Edmunds County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowdle have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowdle
      • Bowdle [Edmunds County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowdle<3>
  • Faulk County
    • Cresbard [Faulk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cresbard have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cresbard
      • Cresbard [Faulk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 99 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresbard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cresbard<3>
    • Wecota [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wecota
      • Wecota [Faulk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,833 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wecota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wecota<3>
    • Chelsea [Faulk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chelsea have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
      • Chelsea [Faulk County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
  • Spink County
    • Duxbury [Spink County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duxbury have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duxbury
      • Duxbury [Spink County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duxbury
  • Dickey County (ND)
    • Forbes [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forbes have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forbes
      • Forbes [Dickey County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forbes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forbes<3>
    • Ellendale [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellendale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellendale
      • Ellendale [Dickey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,246 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellendale<3>
    • Merricourt [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merricourt have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merricourt
      • Merricourt [Dickey County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the north of Leola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merricourt
    • Monango [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monango have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monango
      • Monango [Dickey County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monango
    • Fullerton [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fullerton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fullerton
      • Fullerton [Dickey County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fullerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fullerton<3>
  • LaMoure County (ND)
    • Kulm [LaMoure County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kulm have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kulm
      • Kulm [LaMoure County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kulm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kulm<3>
  • McIntosh County (ND)
    • Ashley [McIntosh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashley
      • Ashley [McIntosh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashley<3>
    • Venturia [McIntosh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Venturia have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Venturia
      • Venturia [McIntosh County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Venturia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Venturia<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Leola ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Leola.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Leola. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Leola and those printed in the larger area surrounding Leola.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Leola.

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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Leola:

  • 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.
    • Stories from North Dakota
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Leola ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Leola.

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

  • Green Mound Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Mound Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Mound Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Mound Cemetery
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery
  • St. Hyacinth Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Hyacinth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Hyacinth Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Hyacinth Cemetery
  • Hoffnungs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hoffnungs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hoffnungs Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Leola.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hoffnungs Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffnungs Cemetery
  • Wetonka Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wetonka Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wetonka Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Leola.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wetonka Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetonka Cemetery
  • Hoffnungs Gemeinde Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hoffnungs Gemeinde Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hoffnungs Gemeinde Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Leola.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hoffnungs Gemeinde Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffnungs Gemeinde Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Arena Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arena Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Arena Valley Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Leola.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arena Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arena Valley Cemetery
    • Rueb Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rueb Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rueb Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Leola.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rueb Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rueb Cemetery
    • Saron Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Saron Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Saron Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Leola.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Saron Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saron Cemetery
    • Gienger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gienger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gienger Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Leola.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gienger Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gienger Cemetery
    • Leola Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Leola Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Leola Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Leola.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Leola Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leola Cemetery
    • Ehpresman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ehpresman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ehpresman Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Leola.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ehpresman Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ehpresman Cemetery
    • Congregational Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Congregational Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Congregational Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Leola.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Congregational Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congregational Cemetery
    • New Straasburg Cemetery
    • Strassburg Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Strassburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Strassburg Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Leola.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Strassburg Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strassburg Cemetery

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Leola had a population of 428 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Leola had a population of 427 people.

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

  • Leola [McPherson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leola have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leola
    • Leola [McPherson County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Leola
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 428 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Leola had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leola<3>
  • Long Lake [McPherson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake
    • Long Lake [McPherson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Leola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 31 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Long Lake had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Ipswich [Edmunds County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ipswich have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ipswich
    • Ipswich [Edmunds County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Leola
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 539 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 891 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ipswich had a post office and railroad service
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  • Mina [Edmunds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mina
    • Mina [Edmunds County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Leola
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mina had railroad service and no post office
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  • Westport [Brown County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport
    • Westport [Brown County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Leola
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 133 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Westport had a post office and railroad service
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  • Frederick [Brown County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederick have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederick
    • Frederick [Brown County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Leola
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 281 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 196 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Frederick had a post office and railroad service
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    • Winship [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winship have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winship
      • Winship [Brown County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Leola
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,862 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winship had railroad service and no post office
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    • Roscoe [Edmunds County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roscoe
      • Roscoe [Edmunds County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Leola
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 114 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roscoe had a post office and railroad service
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    • Lowell [McIntosh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
      • Lowell [McIntosh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Leola
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Hosmer [Edmunds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hosmer
      • Hosmer [Edmunds County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Leola
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 67 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 186 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hosmer had a post office and railroad service
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    • Ordway [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ordway have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ordway
      • Ordway [Brown County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Leola
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 306 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ordway had a post office and railroad service
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    • Aberdeen [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Brown County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Leola
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,182 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,257 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Aberdeen had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Leola. See our List of 1890's Communities around Leola.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Leola ...

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

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 Leola:

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

We have found Leola in these Censuses: 2010-2000. See our Census Page for Leola for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Dakota

About McPherson County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leola) 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 Leola. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7214, Longitude: -98.9384       In this case, the coordinates for Leola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Leola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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