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Our Genealogy Helper for Little Sauk ...

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 Little Sauk (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 Little Sauk. 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 doctors 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.

Little Sauk is located in Todd County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Todd County: Douglas, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns & Wadena.

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

Todd     (The home county for Little Sauk)
  Grey Eagle   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Long Prairie   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  West Union   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Burtrum   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clotho   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Browerville   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Clarissa   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Eagle Bend   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bertha   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hewitt   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Staples   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rice   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Evergreen Village   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pillager   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Crow Wing
  Fort Ripley   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Osakis   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Nelson   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rose City   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Carlos   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Miltona   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Forada   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Garfield   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Holmes City   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Millerville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kensington   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Regal   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sunburg   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  New London   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Swanville   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Upsala   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Flensburg   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elmdale   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sobieski   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bowlus   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cushing   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Randall   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Little Falls   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Motley   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Buckman   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Otter Tail
  Parkers Prairie   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Urbank   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Henning   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Vining   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Westport   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Villard   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sedan   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Long Beach   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lowry   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Starbuck   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Farwell   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Prairie - Historic   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sauk Centre   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Melrose   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Saint Rosa   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Meire Grove   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  New Munich   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Greenwald   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Saint Anthony   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elrosa   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Holdingford   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Aldrich   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Verndale   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Little Sauk ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Little Sauk.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Svealund Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Little Sauk Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Kandota Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Silver Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Minnesota Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stallcop Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elim Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sauk Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Long Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E G A R Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Little Sauk ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Little Sauk.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Little Sauk, there are papers which were published within 45 miles [72.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Little Sauk.

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 Little Sauk had a population of 52 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Round Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Little Sauk
 - Round Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Little Sauk
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
Grey Eagle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Little Sauk
 - 1895 population of 400 people (with 331 people in 2018)
 - Grey Eagle had a post office and railroad service
Long Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Little Sauk
 - 1895 population of 680 people (with 3,315 people in 2018)
 - Long Prairie had a post office and railroad service
West Union   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Little Sauk
 - West Union had a post office and railroad service
Sauk Centre   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Little Sauk
 - 1895 population of 1,695 people (with 4,470 people in 2018)
 - Sauk Centre had a post office and railroad service
Burtrum   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Little Sauk
 - Burtrum had a post office and no railroad service
Osakis   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Little Sauk
 - 1895 population of 472 people (with 1,749 people in 2018)
 - Osakis had a post office and railroad service
Clotho   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Little Sauk
 - Clotho had a post office and no railroad service

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Little Sauk:

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 Todd County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's



Cass County:     Cyndi's



Crow Wing County:     Cyndi's



Douglas County:     Cyndi's



Kandiyohi County:     Cyndi's



Morrison County:     Cyndi's



Otter Tail County:     Cyndi's



Pope County:     Cyndi's



Stearns County:     Cyndi's



Wadena County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Todd 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Little Sauk ...

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

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 Little Sauk:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Todd County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Todd 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Little Sauk) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Sauk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8639, Longitude: -94.9184     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Sauk 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 Little Sauk, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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