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Kingsdale, Minnesota

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Our Genealogy Helper for Kingsdale ...

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 Kingsdale (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 Kingsdale. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Kingsdale is located in Pine County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pine County: Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Burnett (WI), Douglas (WI) & Polk (WI).

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

Pine     (The home county for Kingsdale)
  Cloverton   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Kerrick   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bruno   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Askov   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cloverdale   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Willow River   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sturgeon Lake   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sandstone   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Finlayson   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Denham   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hinckley   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Holyoke   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clear Creek   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Barnum   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Moose Lake   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wrenshall   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Carlton   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Thomson   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kettle River   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Esko   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Scanlon   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cloquet   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sawyer   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Saint Louis
  New Duluth   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gary   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Proctor   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Adolph   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Duluth   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hermantown   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bayfield (WI)
  Barnes (WI)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Burnett (WI)
  Blaine (WI)   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Swiss (WI)   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Webb Lake (WI)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Webb Lake (WI)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Jackson (WI)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oakland (WI)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Union (WI)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Scott (WI)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Webster (WI)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Meenon (WI)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sand Lake (WI)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lincoln (WI)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Douglas (WI)
  Dairyland (WI)   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Summit (WI)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Gordon (WI)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Oakland (WI)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Solon Springs (WI)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wascott (WI)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Superior (WI)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Solon Springs (WI)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sauntry (WI)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bennett (WI)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bennett (WI)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hawthorne (WI)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Polk (WI)
  Clam Falls (WI)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lorain (WI)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Sweden (WI)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Frederic (WI)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washburn (WI)
  Minong (WI)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Chicog (WI)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Minong (WI)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Casey (WI)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brooklyn (WI)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Frog Creek (WI)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Evergreen (WI)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Trego (WI)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gull Lake (WI)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Spooner (WI)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Springbrook (WI)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Spooner (WI)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Kingsdale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kingsdale.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Dairyland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Markville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  ESE Riverhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  SW Native American Burial Grounds   [Map]     
  SE Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SSW Lena Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Swiss Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nickerson Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  WNW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Kingsdale ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kingsdale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kingsdale, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kingsdale.

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>

While we didn't find Kingsdale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kingsdale.

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

Kerrick   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kingsdale
 - Kerrick had a post office and railroad service
Holyoke   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kingsdale
 - Holyoke had railroad service and no post office
Dedham (WI)   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kingsdale
 - Dedham had railroad service and no post office
Gordon (WI)   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) from Kingsdale
 - Gordon had a post office and railroad service
Minong (WI)   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kingsdale
 - Minong had a post office and no railroad service
Sauntry (WI)   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kingsdale
 - Sauntry had railroad service and no post office
Barnum   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kingsdale
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 603 people in 2018)
 - Barnum had a post office and railroad service
Moose Lake   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kingsdale
 - 1895 population of 169 people (with 2,821 people in 2018)
 - Moose Lake had a post office and railroad service
Willow River   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kingsdale
 - Willow River had railroad service and no post office
Boylston (WI)   [Map]
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kingsdale
 - Boylston 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 Kingsdale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kingsdale 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 it should be mentioned 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 Kingsdale:

These websites are specific to Minnesota:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Minnesota State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Minnesota to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Pine County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carlton County:     Cyndi's



Saint Louis County:     Cyndi's



Bayfield County (WI):     Cyndi's



Burnett County (WI):     Cyndi's



Douglas County (WI):     Cyndi's



Polk County (WI):     Cyndi's



Washburn County (WI):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Pine County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Minnesota   Cemetery Wiki for Minnesota
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Minnesota

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 Minnesota
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Pine County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pine County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kingsdale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingsdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2383, Longitude: -92.3116     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kingsdale 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 Kingsdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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