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Our Genealogy Helper for Long Lost Lake ...

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 Long Lost Lake (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 Long Lost Lake. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Long Lost Lake is located in Clearwater County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clearwater County: Becker, Beltrami, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Pennington & Polk.

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

  DirDistance
Clearwater     (The home county for Long Lost Lake)
  South Clearwater   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Rice Lake   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bagley   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Shevlin   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Leonard   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clearbrook   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gonvick   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Becker
  Elbow Lake   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pine Point   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ponsford   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Osage   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  White Earth   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Wolf Lake   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rochert   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ogema   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Callaway   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Detroit Lakes   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Frazee   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Beltrami
  Solway   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pinewood   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rosby   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bemidji   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lavinia   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Debs   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Puposky   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Turtle River   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cass
  Cass Lake   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Walker   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ah-gwah-ching   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hubbard
  Lake George   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Park Rapids   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Laporte   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Nevis   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Benedict   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Akeley   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Mahnomen
  Roy Lake   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Southeast Mahnomen   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Naytahwaush   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Waubun   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mahnomen   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bejou   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Norman
  Flom   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Polk
  Lengby   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fosston   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Winger   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McIntosh   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wadena
  Menahga   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Long Lost Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Long Lost Lake.

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 Long Lost Lake covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rice Free Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Lk. Alice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sell Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NE Old Sell Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SE St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  SE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alida Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Samuel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Long Lost Lake ...

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 143 newspapers that have been published in the area around Long Lost Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Long Lost Lake, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Long Lost Lake.

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 Long Lost Lake in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Long Lost Lake.

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

Osage   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Long Lost Lake
 - Osage had a post office and no railroad service
 
White Earth   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Long Lost Lake
 - White Earth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Park Rapids   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Long Lost Lake
 - Park Rapids had a post office and railroad service
 
Richwood   [Map]
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Long Lost Lake
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Richwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hubbard   [Map]
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Long Lost Lake
 - Hubbard 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 Long Lost Lake. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Long Lost Lake in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Long Lost Lake:

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 Clearwater County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Becker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Beltrami County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cass County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hubbard County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mahnomen County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Norman County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wadena County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Clearwater County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Minnesota
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Minnesota
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Clearwater County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clearwater County: www.co.clearwater.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.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 from Point A (ie- Long Lost Lake) 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 Long Lost Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Township of Long Lost Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Lost Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1950, Longitude: -95.3609     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Long Lost Lake 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Long Lost Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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