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Mallard, Minnesota

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Our Genealogy Helper for Mallard ...

So far, we have found very little information about Mallard. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Mallard to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mallard, please Contact Us.

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 Mallard (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 Mallard. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Mallard is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Mallard. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Mallard:

Clearwater     (The home county for Mallard)
  South Clearwater   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]<2>
  Long Lost Lake   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Rice Lake   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Shevlin   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bagley   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Leonard   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Clearbrook   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gonvick   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Elbow Lake   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pine Point   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Ponsford   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Osage   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  White Earth   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ogema   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wolf Lake   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rochert   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Callaway   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Solway   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Pinewood   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bemidji   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rosby   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lavinia   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Debs   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Puposky   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Turtle River   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Island Lake   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tenstrike   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nebish   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brook Lake   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cass Lake   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Walker   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ah-gwah-ching   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lake George   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Laporte   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Park Rapids   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Benedict   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Nevis   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Akeley   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Roy Lake   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Naytahwaush   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Southeast Mahnomen   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Mahnomen   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Waubun   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bejou   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lengby   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fosston   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gully   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McIntosh   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Winger   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Trail   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Menahga   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Mallard ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mallard.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Sell Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Sell Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Alida Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Rice Free Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Lk. Alice Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fern Twp. Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Moose Creek Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Nora Township Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NNE Jones Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Mallard ...

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 129 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mallard.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mallard, there are papers which were published within 49 miles [78.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mallard.

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.

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

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

Osage   [Map]
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the South (S) from Mallard
 - Osage had a post office and no railroad service
Park Rapids   [Map]
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mallard
 - Park Rapids had a post office and railroad service
Fosston   [Map]
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mallard
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 1,475 people in 2018)
 - Fosston 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 Mallard. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mallard 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 helpful 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 Mallard:

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



Beltrami County:     Cyndi's



Cass County:     Cyndi's



Hubbard County:     Cyndi's



Mahnomen County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Wadena County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Minnesota

About Clearwater County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clearwater County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mallard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Mallard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mallard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3111, Longitude: -95.2670     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mallard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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