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Our Genealogy Helper for Saint David ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Saint David (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 Saint David. 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.

Name Variations for Saint David ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Saint David: St. David

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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.

Saint David is located in Aroostook County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Aroostook County: Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset & Washington.

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

  • Aroostook County     (The home county of Saint David)
    • Grand Isle [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Isle
      • Grand Isle [Aroostook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint David
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Isle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Isle<3>
    • Madawaska [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madawaska
      • Madawaska [Aroostook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Saint David
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madawaska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madawaska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madawaska<3>
    • Lille [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lille
      • Lille [Aroostook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint David
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lille
    • Saint Agatha [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Agatha
      • Saint Agatha [Aroostook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint David
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Agatha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Agatha<3>
    • Frenchville [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchville
      • Frenchville [Aroostook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint David
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,031 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frenchville<3>
    • Sinclair [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinclair
      • Sinclair [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Saint David
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sinclair have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinclair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinclair<3>
    • Fort Kent Mills [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Kent Mills
      • Fort Kent Mills [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint David
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Kent Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Kent Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Kent Mills<3>
    • Fort Kent [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Kent
      • Fort Kent [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Saint David
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Kent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Kent<3>
    • Van Buren [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Buren
      • Van Buren [Aroostook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint David
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,983 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Buren<3>
    • Fort Kent Village [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Kent Village
      • Fort Kent Village [Aroostook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Saint David
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Kent Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Kent Village
    • Cyr Plantation [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cyr Plantation
      • Cyr Plantation [Aroostook County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint David
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cyr Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cyr Plantation
    • New Canada [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Canada
      • New Canada [Aroostook County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint David
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Canada have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Canada
    • Soldier Pond [Aroostook County]

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

Newspapers Published in Saint David ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint David.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saint David, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saint David.

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 everyone.

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

  • Genealogy information for nearby counties
  • 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 Maine
    • Stories from New Brunswick
    • Stories from Quebec

Cemeteries Near Saint David ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saint David.

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

  • St. Basile Cemetery
  • St. David Cemetery
  • St. Gerard Cemetery
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery
  • St. Agatha Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Agatha Catholic Church Cemetery
    • The St. Agatha Catholic Church Cemetery is located in Saint Agatha.To be more accurate, St. Agatha Catholic Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint David.
    • St. Agatha Catholic Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Agatha Cemetery
    • St. Agatha Upper Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Agatha Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1547322<4>
  • St. Agatha Lower Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • Notre Dame du Mt. Carmel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Notre Dame du Mt. Carmel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Notre Dame du Mt. Carmel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Notre Dame du Mt. Carmel Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint David.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Notre Dame du Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • St. Jacques Church Cemetery
    • St. Hilaire Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Hilaire Cemetery
      • St. Hilaire Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Saint David.
      • St. Hilaire Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cimetiere St. Hilaire
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Hilaire Cemetery
    • St. Luce Catholic Cemetery
    • St. Josephs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Josephs Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Saint David.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Baker Brook Cemetery
    • Holy Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holy Family Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint David.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Family Cemetery
    • St. Etropus Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Etropus Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Etropus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Etropus Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Saint David.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Etropus 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Saint David had a population of 45 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Saint David [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint David
    • Saint David [Aroostook County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Saint David
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint David had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint David have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint David
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint David<3>
  • Frenchville [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchville
    • Frenchville [Aroostook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint David
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,031 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Frenchville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frenchville<3>
  • Upper Frenchville [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Frenchville
    • Upper Frenchville [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint David
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Upper Frenchville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Frenchville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Frenchville
  • Fort Kent [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Kent
    • Fort Kent [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Saint David
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,805 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Kent had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Kent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Kent<3>
  • Van Buren [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Buren
    • Van Buren [Aroostook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint David
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 285 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,983 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Van Buren had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Buren<3>
  • Wallagrass [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallagrass
    • Wallagrass [Aroostook County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint David
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 520 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wallagrass had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallagrass have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallagrass
  • Continue List ...
    • Jemtland [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jemtland
      • Jemtland [Aroostook County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Saint David
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jemtland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jemtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jemtland
    • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Lake
      • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint David
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 796 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eagle Lake had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Lake<3>
    • Acadia [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acadia
      • Acadia [Aroostook County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Saint David
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Acadia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acadia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acadia
    • New Sweden [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sweden
      • New Sweden [Aroostook County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Saint David
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 563 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Sweden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Sweden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sweden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Sweden<3>
    • Hamlin [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlin
      • Hamlin [Aroostook County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint David
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 202 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hamlin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
    • Caswell [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caswell
      • Caswell [Aroostook County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint David
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 281 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Caswell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caswell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caswell
    • North Lyndon [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Lyndon
      • North Lyndon [Aroostook County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Saint David
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Lyndon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Lyndon

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Saint David. See our List of 1890's Communities around Saint David.

Mentions & References for Saint David

Find a Community in Maine

About Aroostook County

About Maine

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

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saint David) 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 Saint David. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint DavidOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint David. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3395, Longitude: -68.2314       In this case, the coordinates for Saint David have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Saint David, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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